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20
Jan

What should you look out for in 2017?

2016 was certainly a year of extreme ups and downs, and one we’re not going to forget in a long time, so what’s next?


25
Oct

Dates for your nursing calendar

Donna Chaney, Nursing Coordinator for Acorn’s specialist Nursing Division highlights a number of dates close to all our hearts.


21
Oct

Acorn at Skills Cymru 2016

Last week our specialist Training Division attended Skills Cymru in Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena.


6
Oct

Why I'm choosing to sleep out for charity

David Sadler, our Head of IT Recruitment divulges his reasons for sleeping out this autumn in aid of charity.


6
Oct

Why I'm choosing to sleep out for charity

David Sadler, our Head of IT Recruitment divulges his reasons for sleeping out this autumn in aid of charity.


31
May

What can Euros 2016 teach you about your new job?

With Euro 2016 about to kick off, this year's championship is set to be an exciting yet challenging one for England and Wales. And of course for the Welsh squad, it's the first time in 58 years they've qualified to compete, so the pressure is well and truly on.


11
May

How to get the best out of your work experience

Read our blog on how to get the best out of your work experience. We give tips on planning, sourcing and what to expect during your placement.


21
Dec

5 steps for a successful career change

Many people dismiss the opportunity of a career change because they underestimate the qualities and skills they have to offer. However, at a point where skills shortages are a growing issue within the UK, now is the time to know your qualities, assess your goals and jump at the opportunities.


16
Sep

Are business and sport a match made in heaven?

Last week was a big week for Welsh rugby as it was announced that the iconic Millennium Stadium is to be renamed the Principality Stadium.


16
Sep

Key tactics for your squad during the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup kicks off this Friday and with some matches taking place on weekdays, businesses need to think about how they can minimise disruption in the workplace whilst enabling staff to enjoy the tournament.


18
Aug

So I’ve got my GCSE results!

The all important first stage results have been collected and you're at a crossroads of where to go next. Should you stay on in 6th form, move on to a specialist 6th form school, head off to college, or consider taking the first step on the career ladder in a full-time job.


12
Aug

Life after A-Levels

So you have spent the last two years studying for your A-Levels, however now you have the all-important results, the thought of embarking on a further three years at University is daunting.


8
May

How can businesses improve their customer service strategy?

Good customer service is a crucial component to businesses and their future growth plans. Ensuring that your organisation continually demonstrates the right behaviours required for your range of customers is vital. Each person in the organisation has a part to play and needs to understand the importance of customer service from the initial contact to identifying what it is that your customers need.


27
Apr

Acorn input into EQAVET Policy Brief

Emma Choat, Head of Programme Development at Acorn Learning & Development, represented Acorn at a recent Europe-wide, peer learning, activity on Mechanisms to Identify Training needs in the labour market in Rome.


7
Mar

A day in the life of Acorn's customer service apprentice

Acorn’s very own customer service apprentice takes us through a typical day of working within the Marketing Department of a leading recruitment and training company.


4
Feb

What can businesses learn from the Six Nations tournament?

With sporting attention turning to the Six Nations this month there are many things that business can learn from the activity taking place on the pitch.


10
Oct

Customer service

We all love to be treated as individuals and to feel like we are being listened to, but sometimes the customer service we receive falls short and it can be extremely frustrating. So what do you do when it happens to you? Do you shout, complain to a senior person or simply take to Twitter! Whatever you do, one thing is for certain – you will tell all your friends and family about it – and they will tell their family and friends.