Caitlin Purvis's Blog – October 2020 Archive (10)

The Billion Dollar Ballers and How Much They Pay Their Staff

If we trawl back through the depths of history, we are able to lay our eyes on some pretty wealthy figures.

We aren’t talking mere millions here either. No, that would be considered pocket money to some of these folk.

Take Mansa Musa for example. King of the Mali empire, Musa lived between the years of 1280 and 1337. His wealth? Well, it can only be described as ‘indescribable’. Then we’ve got the likes of our modern-day monetary giants—the Scottish American industrialist,…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 8, 2020 at 10:50am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Construction and Engineering’s Lack of Women

Evidence of a gender imbalance in the UK construction industry should come as no surprise to anyone. Even though the misconception of men dominating the STEM subjects can be disproved through a quick Google search (female students outperform male students), the same articles suggest there are continual obstructions to women participating in subsequent industries.

According to reports, sexism, a lack of role models, and anxiety over career progression prevent women from pursuing a…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 6, 2020 at 11:01am — No Comments

The Right Way to Leave a Job

A 2018 Deloitte Survey which analysed 10,455 millennials, born between 1983 and 1994, from 36 countries across the globe, found that 43 per cent of people didn’t plan to stay in their job beyond the two-year mark — the ‘job-hopping’ generation. Furthermore, only 28 per cent of the people included in the survey expected to stay in their job more than the recommended five years. This pattern of behaviour was shown to be stronger in 2019, when a millennial manager survey found that 75 per cent…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Sustainability – An Employer Must in 2020

Back in 2015, representatives from nations all around the world met to sign an initiative that would help combat the damaging effects of climate change.

This very first globally collective effort in terms of reducing greenhouse emissions, to which 179 countries have formally agreed their commitment, focusses on limiting the rise in global temperature increases by two degrees above…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is My Job One of the UK’s Most Dangerous?

Most of us work in comfortable 9–5 office jobs where the biggest risk to our health is spilling hot coffee on our lap or getting a papercut. Although all jobs have their own sort of stress, there are some that can risk workers lives.

The International Labour Office (ILO) estimates that there are around 2.3 million workplace fatalities and 340 million injuries every year — that’s 6,300 deaths every day. Here, we take a look at the world’s most dangerous jobs in the UK.

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 10:51am — No Comments

Tackling Gender Inequality in Career Paths

Young people should be able to do anything they set their heart on, regardless of their gender. With that we’ve focused this article on gender equality in the workplace, and how we can debunk the tired stereotypes that have been holding us back.

Do we attach genders to jobs?

Often, people have been held back in certain fields due to unfair gender bias. Not only do we assign gender roles to people within our society, but we also stereotype jobs with these same set of arbitrary…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 9:19am — No Comments

Why it Isn’t Too Late to Start an Apprenticeship After 30

There’s never a wrong time to learn a new skill or trade. If you feel like you’re stuck in a job or career which isn’t right or you, change it. Many people can fall into a trap of thinking they must stick to their first choice which they made at school. It may be daunting to challenge this idea and change your career. Embarking on an adult apprenticeship may seem daunting and like a huge risk. You may have questions such as will it work out? Or, what if I’m not good enough and can’t find a…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 9:08am — No Comments

Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building Beneath the Waves

Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building Beneath the Waves

One of the most difficult questions we are ever asked is what career we would like to pursue. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time? For those of us who do have an answer, there are a whole spectrum of routes available to us. For example, you may dream of becoming an engineer, but in what speciality?



There may even be routes you hadn’t thought of before. So, whether you have your mind set on becoming an…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career Prospects

Social media has been a world-changing phenomenon. Before Facebook’s founding in 2004 there was the likes of Bebo, Faceparty, and MySpace. However, the last 10 years have seen a huge spike in both users of social media and reasons for using it. In 2019, there were 3.486 billion active users on social media, equating to nearly half of the entire population having a social media presence. This was up by nine per cent since January 2018. But, with a lot of the world currently on lockdown due to…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 5, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Where are all the Female CEOs? - Women in Business

On the 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Week, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women’s successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias. There’s a lot of discussion around women in the workplace and underrepresentation in industry — 5% of U.S. ownership in the tech industry is women, and only 2.9% of black women study STEM-related bachelor’s degrees across the world.

This begs the question, what about women in…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on October 2, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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