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Providing the right support

Whatever your career goals and ambitions, our team are committed to helping you find the most appropriate support. To enable us to do this, our team are trained to provide high quality information, advice and guidance; and our business holds the Matrix Standard to recognise our commitment to doing so. When we first meet we’ll…

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Remember to take a break!

Working hard without a break can take its toll, which is why it’s so important that you always take your full holiday entitlement. The number of days per year you can take will depend on your company’s policy, of course. Regardless of how many days you get, you should always try to take what you’re…

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Write a successful CV!

When to applying for a new job, your CV could be just the ticket to secure you an interview. But, how do you ensure your CV is added to the interview pile rather than thrown straight in the bin? Putting together a successful CV might seem a little daunting, however, it’s just a case of taking…

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Pitman Training launches!

Exciting news, a brand new Pitman Training centre opens here at Opportunities Workshop! Pitman combines 175 years of providing professional training with the passion of our local team into a single goal – helping you drive your career forward. At our centrally-located Ipswich training centre, we offer the most flexible way to develop your skills…

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My apprenticeship journey!

Read all about our apprentice Olivia and follow her journey from when she joined us back in December to begin her apprenticeship. I began my apprenticeship in December last year and I’m already 9 months in… It’s gone ridiculously quick! But I have learnt so much already. When I first began my apprenticeship I saw…

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Meet one of our apprentices!

We had the pleasure of hearing back from one of our latest apprentices we’ve placed, Vitor! See what he had to say. Situation I came to England from Portugal about 4 months ago and I was looking for a job, I went to Mygo in Ipswich, then I went to Papworth in a desperate search…

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3 top tips for first time managers

Have you ever been overly micro-managed by your boss? Or had a hands-off boss that gave you so much freedom that you desperately craved structure and direction? Chances are if you have had a bad boss you have thought, “I will never do that when I am in their shoes.” You would never repeat their…

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Five moves that will change your career!

“Work-life balance” is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody’s doing it. But, like good oral hygiene, it really comes down to a few simple changes that absolutely anyone can make. Want to crush your procrastination habit, get ahead at work, and get home early? Of…

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Get motivated at work!

Have you ever tried to “get motivated” at the office—but nothing works? You start to feel terrible, like you’re falling behind in your business or career. You’re bored, lethargic, and you don’t want to meet up with your friends because you don’t want to talk about what you’ve been doing. (Or, more accurately, what you…

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Grow your business with an apprentice!

As an employer or business owner, you’ll want the very best staff equipped to handle areas of the business they have been employed and skilled in. However, you will also need employees that are motivated and ready to solve challenges that may come their way with confidence and determination. The question is where exactly do you find such…

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