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3rd December, 2014

YOU ARE: A Teamworker

You thrive when it comes to teamwork. You're brilliant at slotting into a team and love supporting colleagues in order to get the job done. Versatility, the ability to get on with people at all levels, and strong communication skills are just a few of your many assets.

The British Army has hundreds of roles available that would suit you. Whether you're inspired by the chance to provide vital support to front-line soldiers as a Logistic Troop Officer or Logistic Supply Specialist, or want to be trained as a Musician, Chef or Geographic Support Technician, there's a new career waiting with your name on it.

The British Army is always recruiting for more than 200 diverse roles, with all but a few front-line jobs open to women. Not only will you be able to achieve your true potential in a job that challenges you, but the Army is equal opportunities - with salaries according to rank, not gender. Better yet, other benefits include 38 days annual holiday, a pension, maternity packages, childcare support and family accommodation. Plus there's the opportunity for subsidised learning, too. You could even join as a Reservist and get paid to train in your spare time.

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join

Logistic Troop Officer: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/190/logistic-troop-officer

Logistic Supply Specialist: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/93/logistic-supply-specialist

Musician: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/145/musician

Chef: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/26/chef

Geographic Support Technician: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/122/geographic-support-technician

3rd December, 2014

YOU ARE: A Leader

A confident, decisive people person, you love taking charge of situations and have a special skill for bringing people together and getting the best out of them. Always on top of what's going on around you and spotting problems before they happen, you're not afraid of making difficult decisions when you have to.

There are various roles in the British Army that will put your talent for management, strong people skills, and unflappable nature to great use, such as a HR Specialist, Engineer Troop Officer, Communication Troop Officer, Engineer Logistic Specialist or Intelligence Officer.

If you join the British Army you'll receive professional training and ongoing career development, you even get to try things like scuba diving and skiing as part of adventurous training. But travel and new challenges aren't the only perks that go with Army life. Others include competitive pay rates – men and women are on the same pay scale and are paid according to their rank - maternity packages, a pension and 38 days annual holiday, too. There's also the opportunity to enjoy subsidised learning – from GCSEs to degrees, languages to law. You could even join as a Reservist and get paid to train in your spare time.

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join

HR Specialist:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/31/hr-specialist

Engineer Troop Officer:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/180/engineer-troop-officer

Communication Troop Officer:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/170/communication-troop-officer

Engineer Logistics Specialist:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/125/engineer-logistics-specialist

Intelligence Officer:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/88/intelligence-officer

3rd December, 2014

YOU ARE: A Strategist

If a role doesn't stretch your mind and challenge you, you're not happy. Cool, calm and collected no matter what's thrown at you, problem solving drives you and you can always be relied upon to find a solution. With a passion for technology and a love of learning new skills, you grab opportunities with both hands.

As part of the British Army you'll be putting all these characteristics and talents to great use. With roles such as Intelligence Officer, which involves planning operations, devising strategies and gathering intelligence, Intelligence Linguist, Communication Systems Operator and Artillery Troop Officer, there is plenty of scope to exercise your brain and test what you're made of.

Not only will you be able to achieve your true potential in a job that suits you down to the ground, but the British Army is equal opportunities - with salaries according to rank, not gender, you won't find a pay gap here. Better yet, other benefits include pension and 38 days annual holiday, as well as maternity packages, childcare support and family accommodation. If that wasn't enough, there's also subsidised learning, so you could pick up a new language, GCSE or law skills. You could even join as a Reservist and get paid to train in your spare time.

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join

Intelligence Officer: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/88/intelligence-officer

Intelligence Linguist: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/149/intelligence-linguist

Communications Systems Operator: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/36/communication-systems-operator

Artillery Troop Officer: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/171/artillery-troop-officer

3rd December, 2014

YOU ARE: A Nurturer

You have a big heart and are not shy when it comes to showing your soft side. People flock to you when they're in need of helpful advice and a shoulder to cry on. Your positive energy and nurturing nature suits roles that are built around helping others and mentoring them.

From caring for patients in physically and emotionally demanding situations as an Adult Health Nurse or Medical Support Officer, to providing support to soldiers as an HR Specialist, working as a Chef, or an Engineering Platoon Officer, there are many jobs in the British Army where you would thrive in a rewarding environment.

With more than 200 diverse roles that can take you anywhere in the world, it's an incredibly exciting opportunity. A career in the Army also offers many fantastic benefits. There are competitive pay rates, maternity packages, a pension and 38 days annual holiday, too. The Army is equal opportunities, which means salaries are according to rank, not gender. Then there's the chance to enjoy subsidised learning - from GCSEs to degrees, languages to law. Sounds good to us! You could even join us as a reservist and get paid to train in your spare time.

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join

Adult Health Nurse:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/184/adult-health-nurse

Medical Support Officer:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/134/medical-support-officer

HR Specialist:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/31/hr-specialist

Chef:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/26/chef

Engineering Platoon Officer:
https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/186/engineering-platoon-officer

2nd December, 2014

YOU ARE: An Adventurer

There’s a big world out there and you’re not the kind of person who’ll be satisfied sitting behind a desk in the same city for the next ten years. Your appetite for adventure, love of travel and experiencing new cultures makes you a perfect candidate for the British Army.

Roles such as Artillery Troop Officer, Intelligence Linguist, Logistic Postal Courier or Ammunition Technician will enable you to travel and embrace new experiences, while working on operations and taking part in adventurous training.

Join the Army and you’re signing up for a day job that will push you and challenge you every day. Sounds inspiring, right? But that’s not all it has to offer. An equal-opportunities employer, the Army offers salaries according to rank, not gender, and it’s always recruiting for more than 200 diverse roles, with all but a few front-line jobs open to women. There’s also a pension, 38 days annual holiday and subsidised learning. Other great benefits include maternity packages, childcare support and family accommodation. You could even join as a Reservist and get paid to train in your spare time.

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join

Artillery Troop Officer: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/171/artillery-troop-officer

Intelligence Linguist: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/149/intelligence-linguist

Logistic Postal Courier: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/164/logistic-postal-courier

Ammunition Technician: https://www.army.mod.uk/rolefinder/role/5/ammunition-technician

1st December, 2014

Look’s Day In The British Army

With more than 200 diverse roles and jobs that can take you anywhere in the world, it's an incredibly exciting opportunity. Not to mention the fact that the Army is equal opportunities – with salaries according to rank, not gender. Their benefits also include maternity packages, childcare support and family accommodation, a pension and 38 days annual holiday, plus subsidised learning.

But what's life really like in the Army? Look sent Creative Project Manager, Kate Corbett Winder, 28, to the Royal Logistic Corps in Deepcut, Surrey to find out.

'It was amazing to meet all the female Officers and see what they did day to day,' explains Kate. 'They were all so passionate about their roles, which was really inspiring. Plus, they loved the travel element – which sounded incredible. And when they weren't off exploring new countries, they were just like us – having a pizza and a night in watching a movie in the barracks.'

Here's what else Kate got up to on her day in the Army...

9am:
'We changed into full camouflage gear, painted our faces and wore steel- capped boots and helmets.'

10am:
'Crawling across the ground on our chests and racing through rivers – it was fun and physically challenging!'

12.30pm:
'Taking part in lunch prep, I saw the challenges faced in catering for 100-200 soldiers. We had to race to prepare omelettes!'

4pm:
'Working as a team, we prepped an ammo crate, loaded it onto a plane and pushed it into an air drop.'

To find out more about life in the army, go to www.army.mod.uk/join/

27th November, 2014

Want a new challenge? Give your career a big boost

But if think that life in the British Army is all hard work and little else, think again. It’s really not just press ups, machine guns and perfectly-made beds! No, there are actually over 200 army roles available, with 67% of those offering women the chance to challenge themselves while receiving full training and development.

There are plenty of other perks that go with Army life, too. There’s competitive pay rates – men and women are on the same pay scale and are paid according to their rank – the opportunity to travel, not to mention generous maternity packages, childcare support and family accommodation.

The Army’s commitment to equal pay and opportunities is second to none, and career progression is a high priority. The Army is an equal opportunities employer, open to applications from everyone regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. Plus there’s the option to join as a Reserve – paid to train in your spare time.

Want to find out more about how the British Army could change your life? Search ‘army jobs’ online to find out more information about a role to suit your skills.

3rd March, 2014

Love Is In The Hair

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle products

Life is all about finding your perfect match - The One that makes everything feel right. While that might be quite a tough call when it comes to romance, as far as your hair is concerned, things have just got easier.

Aussie has completed its 3 Minute Miracle line up with two new genius rinse-off, deep conditioning treatments - 3 Minute Miracle Light Aussome Volume and 3 Minute Miracle Light Mega.

These luscious, lightweight conditioning mousses are bursting with nourishing ingredients and Aussie's tantalising scent. Even better, they're an easy way to ramp up your everyday hair routine with a little touch of magic and a deep-conditioning boost.

All the other favourites are there too, helping to solve any problem. Choose from Luscious Long for helping reduce split ends to Frizz Miracle for taming curls to Take the Heat for those of us who've overdone the styling! Whatever you're looking for in The One, Aussie has the perfect match for you.

15th November, 2013

Win a pair of shoes or bag from Clarks

Visit styleonthesquare.com and you'll have two chances every week to win!

Styleonthesquare.com is the brilliant one-stop shopping haven for fashionistas everywhere. Spend time browsing in the interactive high street stores packed full of on-trend inspirational pieces and get some great insider beauty tips. We'll even style up two cool outfits for the party season in the Look Boutique.

You'll be able to shop the fabulous new range from Clarks and we'll even show you how to style your Clarks shoes for the festive season, with exciting behind-the-scenes footage from our shopping trips with Emma Gow, our fashion assistant.

Plus, twice a week, you'll have the opportunity to enter our fantastic competition. Simply answer the question posed on the site and enter your details - simple as that! Winners will be picked at random and you'll get to choose a pair of shoes or a bag from Clarks' women’s autumn/winter 2013 collection.

25th June, 2013

Top 10 ways to burn 200 calories... without even realising!

Are you trying to shift a few winter pounds in time for bikini season but don’t know where to start? Maybe your resolution to become inseparable from the gym hasn’t quite gone to plan? You might have tried weight gain management with Holland and Barrett and are looking for some easy tips on how to get trim? Here are 20 sneaky ways to burn off 200 calories that don’t require a treadmill or even working up a sweat: result!  

Dancefloor Diva

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Beyonce on a night out then use this to your advantage ladies. Get low and throw those shapes for an hour to get rid of 200 beastly calories. Just don’t ruin all your hard work with sugary, alcoholic drinks full of unnecessary calories. 

Shop till you drop...a dress size

Who would’ve thought that shopping for a new season wardrobe would be so good for your health? Just an hour of shopping can burn up to 200 calories – so imagine what a whole afternoon would do for your figure!  

Leave the lift

Did you know that if you walked up and down the stairs for just a measly 20 minutes you would burn 200 calories? That means that for every minute you spend walking up the stairs, you’ll burn 10 calories. 

Changing rooms

Moving house? Maybe you fancy spring cleaning and rearranging your living room? Well. Did you know that 30 minutes of furniture rearranging will rid you of 200 calories – just don’t go lifting anything too heavy; you don’t want to cause an injury! 

Get green fingered

On a similar vein to the above, sorting your garden in time for spring is a great way to fight the flab. 40 minutes of rigorous de-weeding and seed planting equates to 200 pesky calories. 

Walk and Talk

Having a gossip over the phone with a friend? Instead of sitting and nattering, get up and go for a walk at the same time – if you’re on the phone for an hour you could burn 200 calories. Winning!  

Bedroom Fun

Getting down to it for just half an hour can burn at least 200 calories – so what are you waiting for, grab your partner and get down to some serious business! 

Trampoline Time

Got little kids? Invest in a trampoline for the garden – not only will they have the time of their lives, if you’re on it for an hour it’ll burn those calories no problem.  

Sing for the moment

Get the karaoke machine out and blast out your fave tunes – you might be surprised to know that singing for an hour and a half burns on average 200 calories, so get practising those scales and arpeggios! 

Carwash

Soaping up your car will give you a 200 calorie workout in just 40 minutes. Plus, with all that stretching, bending and lifting, you’ll get an all round cardio workout.  

These sneaky tips will really help if you’re managing your weight – and you won’t even know it!