Midwifery – Week 3 (Sept)

Image result for midwiferyMidwives are involved in all stages of a woman’s pregnancy, labour and early post-natal period. Midwifery is a specialist form of nursing, and requires different training and qualifications, although there is a shortened form of training for existing qualified nurses. Midwifery courses at University are always extremely competitive, with a standard requirement of 2 or more A-Levels or equivalent, and associated strong GCSE qualifications. The competition for places is driven by the massive reward to be had in midwifery as a career, from the social interactions involved in supporting parents and their babies, to the medical training and knowledge required to handle each different  situation. Midwives oten describe their job as ‘privileged’. The role they have in preparing women for the birth of a new life makes them a key healthcare professional during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

Salary range: £21,500 – £35,000

Links for interested students:

NHS Guidance, careers in midwifery (make a difference)

Bournemouth University (insight to midwifery)

Being a midwife is ‘the best job in the world’

Which University? Guide to finding the right course



Advertising Art Director – Week 2 (Sept)

Week 2 - Art Director

Art directors design the visual side of advertising campaigns for all kinds of media including film, TV, web or print. Working across a range of clients to produce head-turning concepts that win awards and new business. They require the confidence and tenacity needed to see their ideas through to completion – displaying brilliant craft and execution skills on the way. They’ll work well with colleagues from all departments, collaborating with copywriters, designers, CDs, motion designers and planners, as well as external suppliers like photographers, directors and illustrators, to make every piece of work the best it can be.

Typical Salary? £18,000 – £100,000 (Depending on experience)

Details from the national careers service – entry requirements, skills, career path etc.

Step-by-step career guide video (US)

Careers overview (youtube) – lots of related links from here.

Example job avert – Art Director required (London)


Cyber Security – Week 1 (Sept)

Also known as ‘computer security’ or ‘IT security’ – working to protect security of computer hardware, software or information – or to protect from misdirection or miscommunication of the information they contain.

Typical salary?  £30,000 – £50,000 (Depending on experience)

LOCAL LINK – BAE Cyber Security careers site (and video)

NEWS – Could hackers turn the lights out?

NEWS – How Minecraft undermined my digital defenses!

NEWS – Online break-in forces bank to tighten security.

Degree courses in the UK that lead into cyber security

Average salaries for cyber security