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Can Teachers remove splinters?

As leading training providers, we are often asked a number of first aid related questions. One is can a teacher remove a splinter? The Health and Safety Executive have a Case 299 – Can teachers remove a child’s splinter? Issue Enquirer asked if teachers can remove a child’s splinter? Panel decision Given that most schools …

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Free Training or training for profit!

Does your company need to train two or three staff but the cost from the market leaders seems a little too much? Fear not, with our scheme we can offer not just free training, but training at a profit for you! Our one day EFAW first aid course run on your premises is not only …

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How to be A.S.T.A.R in interviews

With redundency becoming more and more common, and jobs in short supply, many people are looking for employment sometimes at a lower grade then their previous position. employers are sometimes reluctant to employ someone, who they feel frustrated taking a lower position or may thing the job beneath them. They may wonder if you will resnet taking …

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Looking for a job? Ten Golden Rules for Job Searching

  Treat it like a job; plan your day’s job search Set yourself targets (I.e. today I am going to send 10 letters, phone 2 friends and visit a new retail park opening) Keep a record of everyone you contact you might want to get back to them (Also the jobcentre can ask for evidence …

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Waiting for the right job? Dont exhaust an employers patience waiting too long!!!

Waiting for the right job to appear? In my experience, leave it too long and employers lose interest in you. Taking any job shows willingness to work, gives you current references and team work. While waitng for that job, consider what Bill gates said as a guest speaker at a United States school Bill gates …

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Telephone Interviews ten top tips

Busy managers sometimes conduct first interviews by telephone. this is the first hurdle to jump to get to the all important panel interview, so here are ten top tips that may help Telephone Interviews   Remember, this is your chance to stand out! They will make their decision who to see from this conversation. You …

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Graduates, are you ready for the workplace?

Disturbing news, feedback from employers says many graduates are not ready for the workplace. A HR manager stated, when two new recruits came to see her to complain about their manager, who critisised their report, she told them “This isn’t university, there are no resits and no extensions for deadlines. He said this report is inadequate …

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How to cast a Job Net

Athena Training UK is a leading training provider in First Aid, Health and Safety Food Safety and Social Care. We are also Job Search Consultants. Our first peice of advice on Job search is to treat it like a Job. Plan your day, set objectives, (I will go to the library and check all the …

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