Career Development

Looking to develop your career? We’ve got you covered. In addition to a whole host of information on the best courses & qualifications in a number of fields, we’ve got advice on how everything from internships & apprenticeships, to work experience & volunteering could be great ways to further your career.

Five reasons to start a career in Cyber Security

We spoke to the experts at Northumbria University London Campus, to find out why there’s never been a better time to start a career in cyber security.

The top courses to help you get hired March 2021

Want to learn something new this March? To help inspire you, here are the top courses on reed.co.uk this month.

How to learn JavaScript 

To help you get started, here’s everything you need to know about JavaScript, along with our top tips on how to learn it.

Revealed: Two thirds are retraining to find new jobs

Two thirds of us completed courses to learn new skills in 2020, according to our latest research – which most will use to find a new role.

Adobe: What you need to know

Looking to break into Web Development or Design? An Adobe qualification might be for you. Here’s everything you need to know.

Six companies hiring for apprentices right now

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, here are just some of the top employers you could find apprenticeships with right now.

Courses & qualifications

Five reasons to start a career in Cyber Security

We spoke to the experts at Northumbria University London Campus, to find out why there’s never been a better time to start a career in cyber security.

The top courses to help you get hired March 2021

Want to learn something new this March? To help inspire you, here are the top courses on reed.co.uk this month.

How to learn JavaScript 

To help you get started, here’s everything you need to know about JavaScript, along with our top tips on how to learn it.

Revealed: Two thirds are retraining to find new jobs

Two thirds of us completed courses to learn new skills in 2020, according to our latest research – which most will use to find a new role.

Adobe: What you need to know

Looking to break into Web Development or Design? An Adobe qualification might be for you. Here’s everything you need to know.

Eight mindfulness exercises you should try right now

Got a lot on your mind? Give mindfulness a try. Here are just eight quick and easy mindfulness exercises you should try right now.

Five new things you should learn in 2021

Good riddance, 2020. To help inspire you, here are just five new things you should definitely learn in 2021.

The top courses to help you get hired February 2021

Here are the top six courses in three of the most in-demand industries, that you should be studying right now.

Professional development: how to meet your goals in 2021 

We spoke to Avado, the largest online provider of professional qualifications in the UK, to find out how you can meet your professional development goals in 2021. 

Nine of the biggest learning trends of 2021 (and how to study for free)

Here are nine of the biggest learning trends of 2021, and the (free) courses that’ll help you advance your skillset in the right way.

Five reasons you should become CIPD certified right now

Considering a CIPD certification, but don’t know where to start? Here are five reasons you should become CIPD certified right now:

The top courses to help you get hired January 2021

To point you in the right direction, here are the top courses that could help boost your computing, healthcare, and business skills this month.

Internships & apprenticeships

Six companies hiring for apprentices right now

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, here are just some of the top employers you could find apprenticeships with right now.

Not going to uni: What to do next

What comes after school? It doesn’t have to be uni. If you’re considering not going to uni, here are a few options of what you could do next:

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are officially on the rise. And it’s all about the benefits. Here are five reasons why an apprenticeship could be right for you:

Five apprenticeships you may not have considered

Ever thought about becoming an apprentice? Here are some of the top apprenticeships you may not have considered:

Five of the best things to do in your gap year

So you’ve decided to take a gap year…why not make the most of it? Here are five of our suggestions that will help you get the most out of your gap year.

How to: Earn while you learn

To help you find a way to fit studying around your finances (not to mention your schedule), here are some of our top tips on how to earn while you learn.

NHS Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Always wanted to work for the NHS? Here’s everything you need to know about NHS apprenticeships – and how you can get into them.

IT apprenticeships: How to get started

So you want to work in IT, and you understand the benefits of apprenticeships – but how do you get started? Here are some of our top tips.

Seven reasons you should start an apprenticeship

Thinking about an apprenticeship? We’ve already covered how to get started with an apprenticeship, but to make you aware of the benefits, here are seven reasons you should start an apprenticeship:

Higher Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Looking for an apprenticeship that suits your skills? Here’s everything you need to know about Higher Apprenticeships – and how they could help your career.

How to: Find traineeships

Never heard of traineeships? You might be missing out. Here’s our guide on how to find them – and how joining one could change your career:

Temporary jobs

Five of the best part-time jobs for students

Need to earn while you learn? A part-time job could be for you. To make sure you’re looking in the right places, here are five of the best part-time jobs for students:

Pay and benefits for temporary and agency workers

Tempted to start temping? The Money Advice Service explains some of the key things you need to know to get started, and how you get paid as a temporary worker:

Second job tax – how much will I have to pay?

Not sure how much tax you need to pay on your second job, or how it will affect your wages? We spoke with The Money Advice Service to find out…

Ask James: How do I turn a temp job into a permanent role?

Career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, gives his top tips on how to turn your temp role into something more permanent.

Five reasons to start temping

Temporary work is a great way to develop your skills, gain practical work experience, and improve your career prospects. Here are five reasons to start temping: 

 

Five of the best temp jobs

Not big on commitment? Try temping. To help you decide which role is right for you, here are five of the best temp jobs that you could be doing right now:

Five of the best-paying summer jobs

Looking to earn over the summer? To help you choose your perfect position, here are just five of the best-paying summer jobs:

Eight great reasons to work over Christmas

Deck the halls with boughs of…jobs? To make sure you’re seeing the silver linings of working during the festive season, here are eight great reasons to work over Christmas:

CV template for temp work

Want to start temping but not sure if your CV is up to it? To help you out, we’ve put together our own Temporary CV template:

Engineering internships: What you need to know

If you’re looking to put your engineering knowledge into practice, an internship could be the next step. To guide you in the right direction, here are a few things you need to know if you’re considering an engineering internship:

How to make yourself available for temporary work

Need work now? Here’s how to let recruiters know you’re available to work right away:

Case study: How temporary work can lead to something permanent

Find out how temporary work can help you to find the career of your choice.

Work experience & volunteering

Jobs for 14-year-olds

Are you 14 years’ old, and not sure whether you can work? To help you get into work, here’s everything you need to know about finding work as a 14-year-old.

Work experience letter template

Looking to gain some work experience? Our free work experience letter template will help get you started, and learn how to stand out to employers.

Benefits of volunteering

From improving your skills and experience, to adding value to your CV, find out why a stint as a volunteer can seriously help your career prospects.

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – Working your way into work experience

Our graduate blogger, Lydia, talks about how she found great work experience placements – and gives her top tips on how to find one that works for you.

How to: Find volunteer work

Enjoy helping others, and looking to improve your skills? You should try volunteering. To make sure your help is headed in the right direction, here are our top tips on how to find volunteer work:

How to: Get work experience

Need to get experience without any experience? We’ve already covered what you need to know about work experience, but to help guide you further, here are four top tips to ensure your work experience hunt brings the best results:

Work experience placements: What you need to know

To make sure you’re not missing out, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about work experience placements.

How to: Volunteer abroad

We’ve already covered the benefits of volunteering, but here are a few things you should think about before you set off:

Case study: Why work experience and qualifications don’t have to be mutually exclusive

Find out how you can pro-actively gain both the experience and qualifications you need to help find your right role, courtesy of Janet & Richard.

Working abroad

Working in Canada

Are you looking for a job in Canada? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Canada.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

Working in Australia

Looking for a job down under? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Australia.

Working in Dubai

Want to work in a vibrant and multicultural city…with completely tax-free income? Here’s everything you need to know about living and working in Dubai.

Other advice on: Career Development

80/20 rule (and how it could kickstart your career)

Everything you need to know about the 80/20 rule, and how using it could help maximise your productivity – and progress in your career.

Out of work checklist: Things to do if you lose your job

Here’s a checklist of the things you should do if you lose your job, including claiming benefits, and keeping track of your money.

What is a line manager?

How do you become a line manager? And what are the main line management responsibilities? Here’s everything you need to know.

How to write a resignation letter

Ready to hand in your notice? Here’s everything you should include – and our top tips on how to write a resignation letter.

Resignation letter templates

Ready to leave your job, but not sure how to put it into words? Here are our resignation letter templates to help you get the ball rolling:

How to: Resign

Thinking about resigning from your current role? Here are some of our tops tips on how to say goodbye the right way (and a few things to avoid).

Ask James: What should I ask my mentor?

Not sure how to make the most of your mentor? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on what to ask your mentor.

How to: Negotiate a payrise

Undervalued and underpaid? To help make sure you approach the conversation in the right way, here are our top tips on how to negotiate a payrise.

What are transferable skills?

Not sure you have the right skills for a role? You just might not be making the most of your transferable skills…

How to: Design a website

You don’t have to be a designer to design a website. To give you an idea of the routes you could go down and what to consider, here are four things to think about when designing a website.

Personal Development Plan template

We’ve already covered the basics of what you need to know about Personal Development Plans, but to help you plan in the right way, we’ve put together a free PDP template to get you started:

How to: Claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

Are you looking for financial help during your job search? Here’s a quick guide on how to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance: