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05 LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Lynette Daly welcomes you to the very first issue of Jobs and Career Options North West.

06 UNDERSTANDING QUALIFICATIONS Find out what all the different qualifications mean and where they can get you.

09 THINKING ABOUT AN APPRENTICESHIP? All the things you ever needed to know about apprenticeships but were afraid to ask!

010 WORKING IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Read about the skills and training you’ll need for life and work in business and administration.

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012 MANUFACTURING GREAT CAREERS

018 CAREERS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

015 HOW TO KICK-START YOUR CAREER IN SOCIAL MEDIA

020 CAREERS IN THE ARMY

An apprentice and a graduate talk about working for global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline, in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Find out why there’s never been a better time to choose a career in the social media sector.

016 WORKING IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY We spoke to the experts about careers and job opportunities that the nuclear industry has on offer for young people in the North West – the birthplace of the world’s first nuclear power station.

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The number of jobs in the North West’s health and social care sector is growing – time to take a look at your healthy career options.

Corporal Charlie Horniblow joined The Army as an apprentice and talks about his life and career as a Royal Signals Recruiter in the Royal Signals Engagement Team.

021 ARMED FOR SUCCESS Have a look at some interesting job roles and careers in The Armed Forces – the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Royal Air Force and the Army – from entry to graduate level and everything in between…

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Adult social care

Can you make a difference to people’s lives? Adult social care offers a range of rewarding careers, with many different job roles, and lots of opportunity for progression. Job roles include: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

social workers occupational therapists care workers activity organisers community workers technicians and managers.

Apprenticeships in social care Apprenticeships are a great way into the sector, with up to 30 different Apprenticeship route ways available. As an apprentice, you’ll earn while they learn, gain nationally recognised qualifications and develop the skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled care worker.

A good career move? Definitely. Gaining a real sense of personal achievement from knowing that your job is helping people and creating a caring society is a great feeling. Adult social care offers: ■ progress with nationally recognised qualifications ■ the confidence of working in a growing sector ■ an enormous sense of achievement from knowing you are helping other people ■ PLUS have a starting salary of up to £16,000

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F O R E WO R D

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ello and welcome to the first issue of Jobs and Career Options North West, brought to you by the publishers of Moving On, the national careers and qualifications magazine. We’ve taken all the great stuff that our readers love about Moving On and tailored it to suit you specifically – our readers in the North West region.

Publisher Lynette Daly Editor Kate Newton Email: editor@walpolepublishing.co.uk Production Manager Anthony Brooks Social Media Co-ordinator Tom Clover Advertising Samantha Beishon, Account Manager Email: samantha@walpolepublishing.co.uk Tel: 01789 509006 James Warrender, Account Manager Email: james@walpolepublishing.co.uk Tel: 01789 509004 Schools, colleges & sixth forms Annual Subscription Email: info@walpolepublishing.co.uk Walpole Publishing Ltd. Union House 7-9 Union Street Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6QT Tel: 01789 509001

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Here at Moving On, we understand that there are certain things you need to know when it comes to preparing for work and life. Things like: Which careers are on the up, employment-wise, what kinds of job roles are there are in each industry and which skills and qualifications will you need to get into those roles? This brand new title will focus specifically on jobs and careers for you in the North West but there is also lots of information on jobs, careers and qualifications in all regions at: www.movingonmagazine.co.uk Moving On has been lucky enough to work with some major employers and industry experts in the UK, in order to provide you with accurate, up-to-the-minute information and to help you keep track of what’s trending in the world of work, training and qualifications. We’re always on the lookout for new talent to write articles and blogs for all the online and inprint career guides and publications we produce – so why not get in touch and show us what you can do? Contact our commissioning editor, Kate Newton, for more information at: editor@walpolepublishing.co.uk

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Q UA L I F IC AT IO N S

Understanding

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS ARE A MEASURE OF ACHIEVEMENT AND THEY SHOW THAT YOU HAVE MASTERED PARTICULAR SKILLS AND GAINED SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF A SUBJECT. THEY ALSO PROVIDE A PROGRESSION ROUTE TO FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS. STUDENT WRITER, MELISSA SNOW TELLS YOU ABOUT THESE FAMILIAR QUALIFICATIONS.

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ualifications range from entry level up to Level 8. Some are available at several levels, for example Functional Skills and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) which are awarded at Entry Level and Levels 1, 2 and 3. Others, like A-levels, HNCs (Higher National Certificates) and HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) are only offered at a single level.

GCSES

GCSES are graded – with grades D-G (in the new system these will be grades 3-1) being classed as a Level 1 qualification and grades A*-C (these will be grades 8–4) being Level 2. The new grade 9 will be reserved for exceptional candidate results.

AS AND A-LEVELS A-levels are studied full time over 2 years and like GCSEs, you will normally study for several A-levels or a combination of A-levels and vocational qualifications. AS levels are assessed in the summer after 1 year of study and the marks awarded no longer count towards your final A-level result, which is assessed at the end of Year 2. A-levels are graded A-E. The combination of subjects you choose is very important. You need your subjects to support your university application, if you are thinking of applying, so check university websites for details of their specific entry requirements.

AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS Awards, certificates and diplomas are accredited by different awarding bodies such as BTEC, City & Guilds and OCR. Awards, certificates and diplomas have a different number of credits and the time that they take to complete will differ. They are awarded at entry level right up to Level 7, which is the level of a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Awards, certificates and diplomas are available in a huge variety of subjects and within those, they also allow for lots

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Universities will tell you whether they have any particular entry requirements for a course and your result can be converted into UCAS points, just like A-level grade.

UNDERSTANDING CHANGES TO GCSES AND A-LEVELS

GCSEs are usually (but do not have to be) studied full time and typically take two years to complete. They are highly valued by schools, colleges and employers and the broad range of subjects you can take is a great way to prepare you for the world of work, further study and apprenticeships.

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of variation and specialism. They might be studied alongside academic qualifications, on their own, full time or as part of an apprenticeship programme. They are normally graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Students who began their GCSE studies in English language, English literature and maths, in September 2015, will be the first to open up their exam results in August 2017 and see a numerical grade between 9 and 1 rather than the traditional letter grading of A*-G. The new grading system, introduced by Ofqual, is intended to better differentiate between each pupil's performance, particularly between the A*-C, or as it will now be, 9-4 grades.

HERE’S HOW THE NEW GRADING SYSTEM FOR GCSES WILL WORK 9 - is the new 'elite' grade to identify exceptional performance 8 - is equivalent to A* 7 - is the new A grade 5/6 - will straddle the high Cs, low B grades and high B grades allowing for better differentiation 4 - is equivalent to the existing C grade 3-D 2-E 1 - F and G grades are covered by grade 1

A-LEVEL CHANGES The first tranche of reformed AS and A-levels were launched in September 2015. Here’s the low-down on key changes to A level qualifications. • •

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Less coursework – more exams AS levels are assessed at the end of one year and are standalone qualifications which no longer counts towards an A-level A-level are assessed at the end of two years There are no January exams

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A P P R EN T I C E SH I P S

Thinking about an

Apprenticeship? DID YOU KNOW THAT APPRENTICESHIPS ARE AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN 170 INDUSTRIES AND COVER OVER 1,500 JOB ROLES? FIND OUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT AN APPRENTICESHIP.

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irst things first – an apprenticeship isn’t a qualification as such, although you will study for nationally recognised qualifications as part of any apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships combine training in the workplace as a paid employee with part time study towards nationally recognised, relevant qualifications. This is why people talk about 'earning while you learn'.

APPRENTICE PAY The minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.30 per hour, although many employers pay their apprentices more than this.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP You can find out how to apply for an apprenticeship on the Government's website. You can also visit employer websites and there will normally be a link to their apprenticeship vacancies or you can visit sites such as: www.notgoingtouni.co.uk to search for live vacancies.

“Apprenticeships combine training in the workplace as a paid employee with part time study towards nationally recognised, relevant qualifications.”

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APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS

The North West region had more apprenticeship starts than any other region in England in 2014/15 and 79,310 people began their career as an apprentice. The greatest numbers of apprentices were in business, administration and law; health, public services and care; retail, and engineering and manufacturing technologies, which is great because these are some of the biggest employment sectors in the North West.

Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 (intermediate), Level 3 (advanced) and Levels 4-6 (higher levels, including the new degree apprenticeships) If you need to remind yourself about qualification levels, check back in our qualifications explained article on page 6.

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B US I N E SS AD M IN ISTRATI ON

Working in

Business & Administration BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION ROLES EXIST IN EVERY EMPLOYMENT SECTOR YOU CAN THINK OF AND THEY ARE VITAL TO THE SMOOTH OPERATION OF ANY ORGANISATION. SO WHAT KIND OF SKILLS AND TRAINING DO YOU NEED TO WORK IN BUSINESS AND ADMIN?

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rom junior data entry clerk to financial executive, it takes many people to make an organisation ‘tick'. One of the attractive things about roles in business and administration is the fact that you can step on to the career ladder in an entry level role and continue to train and develop your skills as you progress up the career ladder.

use spreadsheets, word processing, database and presentation software are useful and increasingly some technical awareness of how digital communications work are is important.

SOFT ‘NON-TECHNICAL’ SKILLS FOR BUSINESS AND ADMIN ROLES Working in business and administration, the chances are that you're going to be working either as part of a team or you are going to have to collaborate and communicate with lots of other people. So what kind of ‘soft’ skills will you need? Ideally, you'll have: • • • • •

Communication skills, both written and oral Commercial awareness Problem solving abilities Time management and organisation skills Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure Resilience to change and ability to adapt to new situations.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION SKILLS

The technical skills and knowledge you'll need will obviously depend on the job role you have but there are a few general skills which will mostly be applicable to anyone working in a business and administration environment. Good information technology skills like being able to

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An academic, vocational or apprenticeship route will pave the way to a career in business and administration but if you are not quite ready

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for employment or an apprenticeship, you could look into doing a traineeship. Lots of qualifications which are relevant for business and administration roles are very specific and can be done alongside other, more general qualifications whilst you are working.

“Some job roles require you to have a relevant professional qualification. For example, HR roles will normally ask that you have a CIPD .” PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Some job roles require you to have a relevant professional qualification. For example, HR roles will normally require you have a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development) qualification. Business management roles often require you to have a qualification in leadership and management.

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M A NU FAC T U R IN G

Manufacturing Great careers

“The most challenging part of my job is balancing my priorities, I have to be very sensible with time management.” CAITLEN DAWSON-SMITH

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MOVING ON SPOKE TO TWO YOUNG GLAXOSMITHKLINE EMPLOYEES; ONE AN APPRENTICE, ONE ON A GRADUATE SCHEME – BOTH WORKING IN A FAST-PACED MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT. THEY TOLD US WHAT IT’S LIKE WORKING IN MICROBIOLOGY.

“Although I have only been an employee for six months, I have been presented with lots of development opportunities and participating in STEM events, such as giving talks at local schools, has helped me to gain confidence massively and improve my confidence and public speaking skills. “I enjoy the morning meetings, as they allow me to interact with microbiologists of

Caitlen Dawson-Smith is a Technical Microbiology graduate, currently in the role of microbiology officer at Ulverston and is in her third and final rotation on the graduate scheme. “As the microbiology officer for one side of our sterile production stream, I am the key contact in microbiology for manufacturing in that area. I get involved in a lot of production problemsolving and risk assessments, as well as providing microbiology coaching to staff. I am also involved in assessing potential risks to product quality or sterility and suggesting appropriate remedial actions. “I have an undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology. My ambition is to move into an above-site role. This will allow me to support multiple sites across different global markets with dayto-day micro-problems as well as longer term micro-improvement plans. “I love how varied my job is and the fact that every day I come in to something new and challenging. I really enjoy having to engage my brain and the technical challenges that come with problem solving. I also really like that my role gives me the opportunity to develop knowledge outside of my immediate function in areas like manufacturing and engineering.

Olivia Davidson is a first year microbiology apprentice at GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston

“I attended a school that GlaxoSmithKline has close links with. They play an active role in helping to promote apprenticeships to the local community and they visited my school when I was in year 12, to help us gain an insight into the career opportunities that they were offering. Listening to previous apprentices expand on their experiences within the company helped me to recognise the amazing career opportunities that would be offered to me if I was lucky enough to secure an apprenticeship with the company. “I am completing a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Medical Science as part of my apprenticeship, so I am at college one and a half days per week, and here in the laboratory for the other three and a half. We conduct a number of laboratory tests to assure the sterility of the products manufactured here on site, before they can be released to the patient. “As an apprentice I am always trained to the highest standard – not only being trained and assessed on the practical task, but also being trained in the theory of the task. Rotations around the site in different job roles are helping me to gain experience in a variation of sectors and job roles.

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“I face many challenges on a daily basis, as you would expect, working in such a fastpaced manufacturing environment.” OLIVIA DAVIDSON varying disciplines and levels of experience. I face many challenges on a daily basis, as you would expect working in such a fast-paced manufacturing environment. “Apprenticeships are a brilliant way of gaining an education whilst participating in on the job training, and being paid a salary. My advice to young people attempting to choose a career path would be to keep your options open. Don’t limit your own options; do your research and find out what’s best for you.”

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“The most challenging part of my job is balancing my priorities. I often find myself torn between trying to balance my day-today or longer term project work and having to suddenly drop everything to support production, which means I have to be very sensible with time management. “The best advice I have been given so far in my career is to try different things and find out what motivates you rather than trying to decide what you do from the outset – you don’t necessarily have to choose one career or one job and stick to it for the rest of your life. “I have found that the graduate scheme has been a really great way to give me exposure to different roles across different departments and on different sites and has really allowed me to understand more about what it is that interests me and what it is that gets me up in the morning to come to work. This has given me a much clearer picture of what I would like to be doing in the future.”

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SOCIAL MEDIA

How to kick-start your career in

Social Media

ARE YOU A SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICT WHO LOVES TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM? MAKE YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBY A CAREER REALITY WITH THE JUICE ACADEMY.

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apprenticeship programme and, to date, has helped over 140 apprentices find jobs in social media in the North West.

The next Juice Academy boot camp will take place on 14th April and the deadline for applications is 8th April.

While training at The Academy, apprentices are placed within a North West business to gain vital experience. Just some of the past and

”We’re passionate about finding talented people and if you want to work in social media, this is the perfect opportunity for you. If you’re selected for the apprenticeship programme, your career in social media will not only be rewarding (financially and professionally) but you’ll receive training from some of the best digital strategists and tutors in the North West,” concluded Sandy Lindsay MBE, founder of The Juice Academy.

f you love tweeting and snap chatting, then there’s never been a better time to start a career in social media. With 89% of businesses using Facebook and Twitter, digital skills are in high demand. And who better for businesses to put at the heart of their online activity than a digitally-connected, jargon-literate young person with a passion for online media?

“I’ve got a job I love without going to Uni, and I won’t be saddled with loads of debt!”

But, like all careers, knowing how to get a foot in the door can be a big challenge. There are now pathways such as an apprenticeship that could help you land a job in social media, this being one of the most rewarding routes.

present businesses include Greater Manchester Police, JW Lees, Pets at Home and Europe’s largest trampoline arena, Jump Nation.

The popularity of apprenticeships has grown dramatically in the last five years, with the number of people starting an apprenticeship each year almost doubling since 2009. And that’s mainly because the benefits are huge. Not only do you gain valuable on the job experience and begin building a network of professional contacts, you also get paid while you train – it’s a win-win. Set up three years ago, The Juice Academy is the UK’s first industry led social media

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All apprentices also receive a minimum package of £11,500, and 93% of apprentices go on to secure permanent jobs with their businesses once the apprenticeship ends. Juice Academy apprentice Jessyca Baker from Evermix said: ‘The Juice Academy gave me the platform to be working for my dream job within the music industry, you’re never short of support and I LOVE the team.’ Apprentices are selected for the programme at boot camps, which run four times a year, and are also attended by the potential employers.

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To apply for the boot camp selection day at The Juice Academy, Manchester, please visit www.juiceacademy.co.uk

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Working in the

Nuclear Industry THE NUCLEAR SECTOR IN THE UK HAD ITS BEGINNINGS IN THE NORTH WEST WITH CALDER HALL, THE WORLD’S FIRST NUCLEAR POWER STATION, OPENING IN 1956. MOVING ON TALKED TO THE EXPERTS ABOUT WHAT KINDS OF CAREERS EXIST IN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.

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ince 1956, the nuclear industry has deepened it roots in the North West region and now offers over 26,000 jobs with organisations such as Sellafield Ltd, EDF Energy, NuGen and URENCO. These jobs cover the lifespan of the sector, from new build projects being developed by NuGen, operating power plants in Heysham in Lancashire, the manufacturing of new fuels for the power plant at Springfields in Preston, all the way through to decommissioning and waste management at Sellafield. The nuclear power renaissance has found its way back to the North West with new build operations due to commence at Moorside, Cumbria and Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales. These new stations will not just need people to help build them, but also people to run them during their 60 year lifespan. While the North West is home to the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, which delivers a full range of research and technology to support the nuclear fuel cycle, the careers available are not just in science-focused disciplines. The sector will need people in areas including engineering, welding, accounts, project management, information technology and many other fields of work. For people looking to change career, the nuclear industry should not be ignored. The knowledge, skills and experiences of working in other industries are vital to improving the industry as a whole. The nuclear industry can provide a long-term and stable career so it’s a good industry for

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school-leavers to consider. There are many routes into the nuclear power sector and not all of them require a nuclear physics PhD! Anyone who studies a science, technology, engineering, or maths (STEM) subject at GCSE or A-level will be able to look at either an apprenticeship or a graduate scheme. Major nuclear employers, such as Sellafield and EDF Energy offer extensive apprenticeship schemes for people looking to gain a wide variety of skills. An apprenticeship lets you earn while you learn and many apprentices, who join their company straight from school, will also go on to complete a degree. Horizon, one of three new nuclear developers in the UK, has recently started an apprenticeship and a graduate scheme explaining that they want to “give young people and those wanting to re-train - the chance to play a part in one of Europe’s largest energy projects”.

“Careers available are not just in science focused disciplines.” There are a number of graduate schemes in the nuclear industry available to students coming to the end of their university careers. The large companies around the nuclear field in the North West all have their own schemes and are always looking to recruit capable personnel. Other schemes such as 'nucleargraduates' offer graduates the opportunity to work for the biggest nuclear companies, over a two year period. This includes having three, eight month placements based around the UK or abroad, with companies such as Rolls-Royce, Jacobs, INS and the NDA and there are opportunities all across the nuclear industry in the UK and beyond. Rolls-Royce sponsored nuclear graduate Shyam Sikotra said: “This is an industry striving to cut out dependence on fossil fuels – an issue that has always resonated with me. Working in the nuclear industry has given me an insight into the massive and unrivalled challenges facing this country and the rest of the world.”

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S O C IAL C A R E

Careers in

Health and Social Care THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR EMPLOYS MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE IN GREATER MANCHESTER ALONE AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL CARE WORKERS AT ALL LEVELS IS PREDICTED TO GROW.

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f you think that you might like a career where you make a difference to people’s lives then perhaps a career in social care is for you. Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. When thinking about your future career it’s important to know which employment areas are predicted to grow – health and social care jobs aren’t only set to increase in the North West, in fact, there are around 1.55 million paid jobs in adult social care in England and it’s projected that by 2030 there will be an extra 500,000 jobs available A career in social care offers long-term employment prospects, with opportunities for promotion and career progression as well as job security. If you’re new to adult social care an Apprenticeship is a really good place to start. As an apprentice, you’ll earn while you learn, gain nationally recognised qualifications and develop the skills and knowledge to become a confident and skilled care worker. Skills for Care promotes careers in adult social care and works to ensure that England’s adult social care workforce has the skills to deliver high quality social care. There are lots of different types of jobs in adult social care, it just depends what you’re interested in and what role best suits your skills. For more information visit the Skills for Care careers website Think Care Careers - you could work in a hospital, in a care home, out in the community or visiting people’s homes. You can find out more about job roles in health and social care, including leadership and management roles by visiting our full website. You could also speak with your school or local careers adviser at the job centre and ask them about vacancies and apprenticeships in adult social care.

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harlie joined the Army six years ago and completed an apprenticeship in communication systems engineering. Charlie now serves as a member of the specially selected Royal Signals Engagement Team as a Royal Signals Recruiter. The Royal Corps of Signals are leaders in Information Technology and Communications for the British Army and they provide the Army with communications throughout the world and offer a varied and exciting career. When he is not training in Jordan, scaling a mountain or learning to sail, Charlie’s on the lookout for the next generation of British Army apprentices. Charlie visits schools and sixth form colleges providing presentations on the rapidly changing world of communications. Why did you join the Army and was there a defining moment when you realised it was the right choice for you? I joined the Army to gain life experience away from my home town and also to develop myself as an individual. I realised it was the right choice for me when I spoke to the careers centre and my eyes were opened to what was available and what was involved. What type of role do you do? I am Recruiter for the Royal Corps of Signals. This involves delivering presentations to a wide variety of audiences, conducting tasks with students and attending job fairs around the country. What does it feel like to represent the Army in such a public manner? It’s good – I enjoy the recruiting role, engaging with people from all walks of life and no day is the same. I can tell potential recruits that they have everything to gain from qualifications and life experience that you can only get in the Army. With qualifications and experience from the Army you are very employable outside of the Army. What qualifications have you completed with the Army? I have completed an Apprenticeship and Adventurous Training qualifications such as Competent Crew in Sailing and Foundation Mountaineering. Have you gained any other skills? On a personal level I have gained lots of skills. These include improving my overall confidence and also developing my presentation skills – I am now confident in presenting to large audiences. How do your friends and family feel about you being in the Army? They love the fact that I am in the Army and think it is a brilliant job choice for me. What advice would you give others who are thinking about joining the Army? Don’t be scared to try something different. Find out more, search BRITISH ARMY JOBS TUMBLR

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f you are thinking of choosing a career in the Armed Forces there is a huge variety of specialist job roles available. From entry level careers which require no formal qualifications, to graduate roles, you can also enter the Armed Forces as an apprentice. The qualifications you'll need and the training you'll be given will be dependent on which role you choose. Application to the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Army all start with your eligibility. Things like your age, health and fitness, nationality and UK residency will be checked. Following this, each branch of the Armed Forces has its own selection process, details of on which you can find on the relevant website such as the Army Reserve open evenings which are held every Tuesday at 7-9.30pm, between 22nd March and 13th December 2016.

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