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Month: June 2017

£58m contract will enable Lincoln College Group to build on its employer-led mission

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Lincoln College Group (LCG) has secured a £58m contract to run a higher education applied engineering college in Saudi Arabia. The new three-year deal will enable additional development of the Group’s employer-focused education and training in Saudi Arabia and at its UK campuses in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. This will support LCG’s strategic goal of achieving [Read more…]

What to do when your mind goes blank 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Does your mind ever go blank in stressful situation, such as during an exam, an interview, or giving a speech?   Having your mind go blank can happen to anyone. “The problem doesn’t just affect those of us who generally suffer from anxiety. Virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder [Read more…]

We asked your fellow alumni: what makes a good boss? 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The alumni community had a lot to say when it comes to talking about what makes a good boss when we asked them this month. Employers and employees alike seemed to agree that a good management style isn’t just giving out orders, but about taking an interest in their teams and being fair and respectful. [Read more…]

The 4 most powerful words in business 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A recent article by the World Economic Forum, an international non-profit organisation committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas,” argues that the four most powerful words in business are: How can I help?   The author [Read more…]

How to stay motivated during the summer at work or college 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When the sun is shining it’s only natural for your mind to wander to thoughts of barbecues in the park and lounging on a beach far away from your desk.   Most people find it challenging to stay motivated during the summer, but the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. You’ve got [Read more…]

How to get hired by Google 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

If you want to get hired by one of the most prestigious, profitable and high-paying companies in the world, be prepared to face some fierce competition. According to The Guardian, 2 million people worldwide apply for a job at Google every year. They interviewed Laszlo Bock, head of people operations, who is in charge of [Read more…]

You could make money from self-publishing an e-book 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A new series on self-publishing e-books. Coming soon: How to write an e-book | How to market your e-book | The most successful self-published business books There’s a lot of money in e-book publishing.   Notable self-published e-book authors who have made millions from the medium include Fifty Shades of Grey creator E.L. James, who [Read more…]

Lincoln College Group Secures Major Apprenticeship Levy Contract

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Lincoln College Group has secured a contract to train staff for Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company. LCG won the apprenticeship levy contract to provide training for FTSE-250 Dixons Carphone following a competitive tender process against several regional and national training providers. And the announcement represents hundreds of new career opportunities [Read more…]

Aaron Mears: An honest account of life as a chef 

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Aaron Mears studied Professional Cookery Level 2 at Lincoln College. Now a Commis Chef at Midsummer House, our former student gave our Alumni team an honest and passionate account of the life of a chef and what it really takes to make it in the food industry. If you’re considering a career as a chef, [Read more…]

Rachel Walker: “You can’t go wrong with an apprenticeship” 

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Rachel Walker is currently completing an apprenticeship in Accounting with Lincoln College. “I’m an Apprentice Accounting Technician with Tom Geraghty and Associates,” said Rachel. As part of her apprenticeship, Rachel spends her time between working and studying towards her AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. She not only gets to gain an invaluable qualification, but [Read more…]