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29 November 2018

Vocational education and training: Is there a career for me?

(From ec.europa.eu ) When you hear the phrase VET, you may well think of a select few “traditional” vocations. Construction workers, electricians, mechanics, plumbers and painters and decorators are all examples of jobs commonly associated with VET, and these careers – while great options – are not suited to everyone. The truth is, VET is a much broader concept, with a wide range of potential careers. In this article, we discuss some of the careers that you could pursue through VET. Traditional VET careers Vocational careers date right back to ancient times, when early farmers, cooks,...
04 March 2015

Helping to establish young Swedish designers

(From ec.europa.eu ) Recruitment in the design sector frequently operates differently from other areas of business. Opportunities may exist without being advertised and employers may only realise they want a designer once they have seen their work. This means anyone trying to help designers develop their careers needs to approach the issue of matching applicant with vacancy in a new way – which is just what EURES adviser Wanna Spiridonidou is doing in Sweden. To showcase the work of up and coming designers she has formed a close relationship with Business Sweden , which aims to promote...