Retraining

Have you been made redundant and there no longer many opportunities in your field? Or have you always wanted to explore a particular passion, but have embarked on another career path which you are not finding fulfilling? Or maybe you have been out of the workforce for some years and your motivations for working have changed or you have developed new interests and skills which you want to explore.

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A career in engineering

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.

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'Fostering is my life'

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.

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Focus on Fostering

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.

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Fostering special needs children

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.

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