As Dolly Parton sang, ‘Workin 9 to 5. What a way to make a livin.' But according to a YouGov survey of 1,800 people just 6% of UK workers are working the ‘traditional’ hours of 9 – 5. Almost 50% of workers who took part in the survey use flexible arrangements to help them with their … Continue reading Is a 9 – 5 working day suitable for everyone?
With a broad range of client needs, it can be challenging to provide access to the right support at the right time. Each client is likely to be at different points in their journey to a new career and will undoubtedly have issues that they need help with. Key to ensuring that they can progress … Continue reading Inspiring fresh starts
Whether a client is looking for a new direction following redundancy, needs information to help them with a job application or wants to discover more about the training and/or learning opportunities that will help them get back into work, Kudos AD gives clients the flexibility to get the information that they need to help them … Continue reading Help clients prepare for their successful 2019
As you are nearing the end of this term and looking forward to a well-deserved break, no doubt you’ve started at least thinking about preparing for the year ahead too. We all have certain tasks and projects that we prefer over others, but ultimately we all know that the work needs to be done. Let … Continue reading What’s On Your Naughty or Nice List?
Job clubs are growing in number throughout the UK, offering community-based support to help local job seekers to find work. Often run by volunteers, job clubs offer a vital support mechanism. A growing number of job clubs are using Kudos AD to help job seekers. Arun is a volunteer coordinator at one job club. Arun … Continue reading Delivering careers guidance in job clubs
As we approach the end of the year, no doubt many of your students will be considering applying to university in January 2019. Writing a personal statement will be at the top of their, and your, agenda. But, how do you actually write a ‘top-notch’ personal statement? It is a big part of their application … Continue reading 5 tips for writing the best UCAS personal statement!
Multi-Academy Trusts are new to the education industry. There is, therefore, only a small amount of data available that can be used to draw up a performance comparison with mainstream schools. But, so far, how are MATs performing with regard to pupil outcomes, compared to mainstream schools? The Institute of Education released a report early … Continue reading Pupil outcomes – how well are MATs performing?
Earlier in the year, the TES reported that artificial intelligence could take over from humans in the marking of student exam papers – but how much do we actually trust a computer to mark a student’s work? At a conference, organised by the Westminster Education Forum and held to debate the future of England’s exam … Continue reading Is artificial intelligence the future for student results?
In January 2018, the Department for Education published the long-awaited updated statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and staff, shortly followed by the statutory guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges in February 2018. Well, the truth is that probably feels like a lifetime ago so we thought we’d provide a curated … Continue reading Take a fresh look at the statutory guidance from the Department for Education
On Thursday 23rd August, thousands of students will receive their GCSE results. These results will affect your decisions on what to do next and it is important for you to consider your options carefully and seek careers advice where appropriate. Before GCSE results day… As the day approaches, try not to worry too much. Make … Continue reading A student’s guide to GCSE Results Day