I started as a receptionist…

In this article, we speak to a number of people who kicked off their chosen career working in front of house or receptionist jobs. Here, they tell us about the skills these jobs taught them and how they acted as a valuable stepping stone to other jobs.

What does it take to make it in graphic design?

Graphic design is a popular choice for students across the UK. And it’s not surprising: it’s one of the few genuinely creative jobs that lets you earn like a salaried employee but create like an artist. So what does it take to bag yourself a great job in graphic design? We spoke to five people actually in great graphic design jobs to find out…

What’s it like being airline cabin crew?

In an era of budget airlines and an industry where the emphasis can often be on quantity over quality, being cabin crew is no longer viewed as the glamorous job it once was. Certainly, it can be easy to forget that working at 36,000 feet still has a lot going for it. Here, we profile the role, investigate the numerous benefits of flying high and speak to people about why they love it…

Embrace the career in an offshore life

Say the word “offshore” to someone and what immediately springs to mind? Oil rigs and big bucks?

Cabin fever and long periods of time away from home? Here, we gain a better understanding of the industry and then delve a little deeper by chatting to two engineering experts who have first-hand experience of offshore life… 

Give a warm welcome to a career in hospitality

With careers in the hospitality sector estimated to account for one in 10 jobs worldwide by 2023, and the industry contributing £57 billion to the UK economy in 2014 alone, it’s clear that opportunities within this sector are at an all-time high. Here, we talk to those in the know about how to cut it in this ever-developing field…