It’s no secret that women remain under-represented in the engineering sector. Part of the problem lies at the grass-roots levels with a failure to attract girls into studying science and maths at school and college. Yet the Engineering UK 2009/10 study reports that 85% of the general public would recommend engineering as a career to family and friends and for those in the sector there are good job and pay prospects to be had.
Next month is National Foster Care Fortnight and workingmums.co.uk is focusing on the skills and qualifications you need to be a foster carer. Here we look at one mother's experience.
Foster care has undergone many changes in the last few years and next month’s Foster Care Fortnight [17 to 30 May] aims to encourage people to consider a career in foster caring and focuses on the skills foster carers need.
Credo Care was set up in August 2000 by Roy Hipkiss and a colleague on Roy‘s dining table with an initial investment of just £12k. Within 10 years it has grown to 100 employees, including carers, with bases covering the South East, London and Midlands.
We all want our community to be a safe and friendly place. We all want London to be a city we can be proud of and happy to live in. But how many of us are prepared to give up our spare time to put something back into society? That’s exactly what special constables do.