The End of the Medical Secretary? We don’t think so!

An article by Des Spence, a full time GP and a columnist in the British Medical Journal has called for Medical Secretaries to be phased out across the NHS, saying that “there is no justification for PAs within the NHS … Continue reading

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What Is A Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is someone who works independently and remotely to provide professional administrative support for a business. VAs are called upon as and when they are required, usually by small businesses, and often provide support in a … Continue reading

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5 ways a qualification can change your life

If it’s been years since you left university or college and you think it’s too late to make a change in your career and learn new skills, we’re pleased to tell you you’re wrong! We’ve learnt that it’s never too … Continue reading

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Is My Boss Unusual? An Executive PA Discusses Her Boss’ Seven Foibles

I was a general secretary before I took an Executive PA course and stepped up in my career and I’ve only ever been a personal assistant to one boss, so I don’t know if he’s normal. But if I want … Continue reading

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Business Owners Can’t Work Out What Social Media Is For

Remember when the internet first came on the scene? Most business owners knew it was going to change marketing forever but couldn’t work out how and consequently missed the bus. Now the same is true of social media. Some early … Continue reading

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Need For Multi-Lingual Secs And PA’s On The Rise

I suppose we should have seen it coming. The minute the economy showed signs of coming back to life, London’s jobs market cracked open. We’re back in business! What does that mean in practical terms? Well, one of the first … Continue reading

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Pitman Training Are Going On Tour!

Throughout September, the Pitman Training team are going on tour armed with a brand new career app and some fantastic prizes! The campaign is designed to supercharge the UK’s workforce after shocking statistics revealed that 27% of young people in … Continue reading

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Working As a PA – And How to Reach The Top

A career as a Personal Assistant requires hard graft, flexibility and fantastic skills, and that’s just to start with! You’ll also have to be ready for anything. A PA’s job role is varied and can change by the day, so … Continue reading

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Keep Your Spirits Up With A Training Course

Isolated, bored, desocialised? You must be out of work! Having applied for every job on the web and heard nothing (OK, maybe a few nibbles that fizzled out), you have nothing to do all day just at the time when … Continue reading

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Adult Learners Week 2013

This week is Adult Learners Week, the UK’s largest celebration of learning. Developing your existing skills and learning new ones is not just beneficial for your career and for getting ahead in the jobs market; you’ll feel refreshed and ready … Continue reading

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