The latest news and reviews in the employment and training industry
Our blog is a space dedicated to offering you the latest news and tips about the world of employment and training. You can read updates on industry news, success stories, and learn about ways to improve your job-seeking skills and work-life.
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We've found some of the strangest interview questions that have ever been asked. Would you know how to answer these if you were put on the spot?
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Make sure your CV doesn't have any of these crucial mistakes in it, because these could be preventing you from getting the job.
If you want to work in retail or as a customer service advisor, make sure you have these essential skills and qualities and don't forget to include them on your CV
Did you know that recruiters will spend no more than 5-10 seconds looking at your CV? Find out more surprising statistics about CV's and how to avoid silly mistakes that will prevent you from getting the job.
Read up on these interesting facts that might help you when you're searching for employment
What is a follow up email? How long should it be and when should you send it? What should you include in your follow up email? Get the answers you need here!
Avoid making any silly faux pas in your job application, and make sure you have all of these 5 important things in your cover letter!
Discover how taking a 10 minute break to reflect on your life can change your world and positively impact your future
If you are looking for a new job in 2018, find out who the best companies to work for in London are, across a range of sectors, including: hospitality, law, marketing, engineering and many more!
Find out how you can keep on top of your New Years' resolution plans and find your dream job!
Find out what you should not be writing for job applications!
Make sure you stay motivated whilst searching for a new job, with our useful top ten tips.
Make finding a job easier for yourself by creating a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is convenient because you can compile all your employment information in one easy to access place, search for employment opportunities in your industry and apply for the jobs that you want.
Physically and mentally prepare yourself for the world of work with our useful tips that will make the transition into your new role easier.
Follow our steps on how to relieve stress in order to calm your interview nerves, both before and during your interview.
Find out what the differences between soft and hard skills are and how you can use them when you are applying for jobs.
Follow our quick and easy guide of what you should and shouldn't do when starting your new job.
Using Twin Employment, Terri found a position within our own company
Structured advice on how to create a CV that sells your skills
Government claims that children from unemployed families struggle to perform towards expectations, it has introduced new support for families to tackle this.
Twin are helping SERCO deliver the Inspiring Families Programme in Greenwich, offering free help with participants job searches and interviews.
MP for Bromley & Chislehurst, Bob Neill, visits Twin Employment & Training’s centre in Bromley
Employers look for a variety of qualities in potential employees, but which are the most important?
We all know the importance of having a professional and up-to-date CV to give to your potential employers, but cover letters are just as important. Read on to find out why...
Are you an employer? Have you been considering hiring an apprentice? Read on to find out why an apprentice would be right for your business
Seven top tips for getting the job you've been looking for...
Are you confused about what will help you most when trying to stand out and be noticed by employers? Is it work experience or is it qualifications? Read on to find out more about the value of gaining work experience and getting new qualifications
Are you 16 to 24 years old? Are you looking for the ideal opportunity to get paid to learn and gain vital work experience? Then you need to seriously consider doing an apprenticeship.
Twin Group visited Oberhausen in the Ruhr area of Germany as part of a European Commission –funded initiative "New Skills and New Jobs - Bridging the Gap"
Find out what the new QCF can do for you and how it's better than NVQ courses
The government has announced that apprentices will receive 30% travel discount on London travel cards.
If you're aged 16-18 and seeking real-life work experience,
then don't miss our London Apprenticeships Open Day!
We interview an aspiring young animator to find out about her experience as a Twin apprentice...
Twin Group has selected an 18 year old apprentice from Bang & Olufsen (B&O) as the winner of their inaugural Apprentice of the Year competition.
Business Administration apprentice Luke Taylor has described how his apprenticeship gave him the break he needed in a difficult jobs market.
Twin Employment & Training are one of the top-performing organisations delivering the Government’s Work Programme, according to the first Work Programme performance statistics released by the Department of Work and Pensions.
Twin Employment & Training has selected three finalists for its very first Apprentice of the Year competition.
The UK’s top apprentices will be showing the public what they can do at an event in Birmingham next month.
Two jobseekers from south London have explained how a pre-apprenticeship training programme has helped them to find work and vocational training.
An under-16 football team sponsored by Twin narrowly lost on penalties in a cup final recently.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the support being shown for apprenticeships by the three main political parties ahead of National Apprenticeship Week 2012.
Independent education and training providers have welcomed results indicating a large increase in the number of people in the UK successfully completing apprenticeship courses.
Twin has been named as one of the eight welfare-to-work companies who will be implementing a new £200m government programme to help families overcome barriers to employment.
A ten point action plan for supply chain relationships in the Government’s Work Programme initiative has been unveiled by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).
Over £61 million is to be invested in projects to drive employer investment in skills across the UK, it was announced last week.
Two leading arts organisations have added their voice to the debate over the conditions that interns should be offered.
Turnover in the UK’s recruitment industry has bounced back by over 25 per cent to just under £25 billion over the past financial year according to the latest annual report launched from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will speak about the importance of training and apprenticeships at the Unite/Cogent conference later this week.
The Guardian Jobs website is promoting the benefits of apprenticeships and vocational education ahead of the WorldSkills 2011 Event.
Twin Employment & Training is holding an event on the 25th and 26th August to advise school pupils who have just received their GCSE results about their options.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has discussed the benefits of flexible working arrangements with the Business Secretary at the launch of a report on the issue.
The government is to create a £25 million package that will support up to 10,000 advanced and higher apprenticeships, the prime minister has announced.
The efforts made by the coalition government to address skills shortages in the UK have been welcomed by one industry figure.
UK students will reject traditional degrees in favour of vocational courses that better prepare them for the needs of employers, according to a leading private sector academic.
UK manufacturing businesses need to increase their investment in skills training to drive economic growth, according to one recruitment expert.
The Skills Funding Agency is working with Jobcentre Plus on a new programme that aims to equip the unemployed with the necessary skills to find a sustainable job.
Training and recruitment organisations can play a key role in sourcing sales professionals for companies, according to a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
Persuading young people to enter a career in recruitment should be one of the industry’s priorities, according to a new member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced Government support for employer led projects to deliver the skills needed for economic growth.
The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) has announced it expects welfare-to-work providers to make “good solid progress” in getting people off benefits and back into work.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is calling on engineering companies to continue supporting apprenticeships.
People looking to find work in London should avoid putting photographs on their CV unless the employer specifically asks for one.
Twin Employment & Training is offering people the chance to gain employment experience at the WorldSkills 2011 event.
Two governmental organisations have launched a new guide outlining best practice for employers hiring interns.
The majority of students believe more low-cost alternatives to full-time university courses should be available to them when they leave school.
The dwindling numbers of young people entering the construction industry are evidence that the government must change its apprenticeships policy.
The City and Guilds Vocational Rich List proves that university is not the only option open to young people when it comes to forging a successful career.
Public and private sector organisations can provide welfare to work services more effectively by working together, according to Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, chief executive of social care organisation Turning Point.
Businesses that offer work experience to young people can boast about the fact they are putting something back into the community, it has been claimed.
When it comes to advancing one's career, having work experience is more valuable than a strong academic background, according to a new survey.
Businesses can help the UK communities affected by rioting by offering jobs and work experience to young people, according to an expert in sustainable business.
The number of A-level students planning to enter the workplace instead of going on to higher education has climbed dramatically, according to new research.
A new enterprise qualification is being offered to young people in the Midlands thanks to a star of the BBC show Dragon’s Den.
The Merlin Standard, set up to champion positive behaviours and relationships in the delivery of welfare to work provision, has released the minutes from its first meeting.
Two-thirds of UK firms would hire a school-leaver with two years’ experience over a graduate, according to a new survey of 400 companies.
Annemarie Schofield, Head of Training & Development for Twin Employment & Training, has said young people should be inspired by this year’s City & Guilds Vocational Rich List to consider vocational education.
Twin Employment & Training has won a subcontract with The College of North West London for the delivery of apprenticeships.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the Work Programme is going to be extended to ex-offenders as part of the Government's response to the riots.
Students who receive their GCSE results today can call a free helpline to discuss their options with a careers adviser.
A training organisation has called for business owners to consider offering apprenticeships to young people who have just received their GCSE results.
The Government has restated its commitment to support training for jobseekers and those on income-related benefit looking for work.
Businesses in the engineering, manufacturing and science sectors in Wales must invest more in apprenticeships to address a skills shortage in these areas, it has been claimed.
Government plans to boost the number of apprenticeships being created in the construction industry have been welcomed by a skills organisation.
Apprentices 'have been a great asset to NHS Trust'
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for jobseekers to receive support in learning key skills such as speaking English fluently.
New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shed light on the UK's employment situation.
Growing trade between Britain and Russia will help create jobs, prime minister David Cameron has said, a situation that could also offer more opportunities for work experience in the UK.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has unveiled new measures to provide support to jobseekers.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a Youth Employment Charter to improve the work-readiness of young people.
59 organisations from across England have secured funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to offer informal adult and community learning opportunities.
Over 80% of Work Programme participants would prefer distance-based continued support once they have secured employment, according to a new survey.
The government has unveiled a series of new measures designed to make it easier for businesses to offer apprenticeships to young people.
Hotel chain Travelodge is looking to take on a further 125 management apprenticeships through its Junior Management Programme (JuMP), the company has announced.
Job Centres are not adequately meeting the needs of jobseekers, according to a new survey released last week.
Those looking to find work in London can use smartphones to improve their chances.
The Department for Education has announced that the total funding available for the Pupil Premium will double to £1.25 billion in 2012/13, which could improve the chances of such individuals gaining UK university entry in the future.
A positive attitude and enthusiasm are just as important as a degree for those looking to find work in London, it has been claimed.
A Superdrug employee has been named Apprentice of the Year by the National Skills Academy at a ceremony in London.
Londoners looking for work have received a boost with the news that £11.3m is being made available to employment organisations in the capital.
An engineering firm has revealed the efforts it has gone to in recruiting a new wave of apprentices.
The organisers of the WorldSkills 2011 event have created a facebook page for people to show their support for the international teams competing at the event.
Apprentices from Skillset Cymru's Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media have produced a short film aimed at young people in Wales.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £11m of Government funding for skills in key industries.
Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardner has given an interview explaining his role as an ambassador for Team UK at the WorldSkills 2011 competition.
Twin Training International Ltd has been awarded preferred bidder status by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for a major Welfare to Work contract across the South West of England (excluding Cornwall) funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)and DWP.
Tesco has announced that it has expanded its apprenticeship programme by over 30% by including 3,000 extra people i its 2011/12 scheme.
Kraft Foods has announced plans to double the number of apprentices it employs in the UK and Ireland.
Private employment services provide a bridge to social and economic progress, according to a new report released today by Ciett, the global confederation of private employment agencies.
Creative Apprenticeships (CAs) are adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, according to a recent report.
The Government has introduced a new initiative to make employment and support allowance claimants more aware of the opportunities on offer to them from Work Programme providers.
Josephine Fauche, mother of three and jobseeker, has described her time training to be a volunteer for the WorldSkills 2011 event in London as “fantastic”.
Every region of the UK saw an increase in job numbers over the past month, according to the latest Job Index from recruitment company Reed.