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Poundland to double number of stores and create 15,000 jobs

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 15:47 -- nick

Budget retailer Poundland is to double its number of stores and create 15,000 new jobs.

Announcing a big jump in profits, the company is aiming to hit a total of 1,000 shops.

It is also opening outlets in Europe for the first time over the next 18 months.

Go to the Poundland careers website.

Get Britain Working: 39,000 jobs and training places available now

Thu, 07/03/2013 - 17:53 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign, which releases information every week on the best ways into rewarding careers.

This week's jobs board has more than 39,000 jobs and training places available, with opportunities across the country.

Jobs are available in retail, including at Holland and Barrett and Kiddicare, while British Gas has 1,400 training opportunities.

Go to the jobs board

Do you need to go to university to have a good career?

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 11:24 -- nick

The Telegraph's careers coach, Jeremy I'Anson, has written an article asking a serious question: does going to university help you have a better career?

A three-year degree course is likely to cost around £27,000, with more money needed for living costs, and starting a career with this much debt could put you at an immediate disadvantage.

With some employers seeking work experience more than qualifications, many have set up school leavers' programmes which could put you on the same track as a graduate but give it to you earlier.

5 most popular careers for girls

Tue, 02/10/2012 - 12:33 -- nick

This interesting article from The Telegraph details the five most popular jobs as chosen by girls. The survey results provide some interesting findings, with the public sector being most sought after, perhaps because of its good equal opportunities record and the belief that promotion is more likely for those women who work in it.

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