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We'll be blogging every few days about various topics, so come back soon to see more!

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    Spring into a new job

    05 March 2019 By Lizzy Grayson, Category Manager - Corporate Services

    Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.

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  • What's it like being an apprentice at YPO?

    05 March 2019 By Jorden Nestor, Business Administration Apprentice - YPO

    Are you considering an apprenticeship? Want to know more about what they’re like? In this blog, i'll be telling you about my time as an apprentice and how the experience is helping me progress with my future.

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  • travel blog getting the right training

    Implementation Guide - Getting the right training

    01 March 2019 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    Now you know what’s expected of your organisation when implementing a new travel management company (TMC), let’s look forward a bit at how to get the right training in order to make transition as smooth as possible and quickly begin seeing the full benefits of your new travel partnership.

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  • Why consider the sustainability of paper?

    28 February 2019 By George Tennant, Procurement Assistant - Paper

    Have you ever wondered how sustainable your paper is? Ever wondered what the difference is between an FSC®-certified product and one which is not FSC-certified? This could be your time to switch and do your bit for the environment.

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  • Stress management tips

    19 February 2019 By John Harrison - Learning and Development Business Partner, YPO

    According to the 2018 Education Support Partnership Teacher Wellbeing Index, 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. Let me start out by saying, although this article is written in a light way, I do understand the impact prolonged stress can have, and I can speak from personal experience on the significant impact acute stress has had on my own mental health. This article is designed to provide a range of practical solutions that could support people with managing stress.

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  • Chloe Lynn Meet the Buyer

    Meet the Buyer - Chloe Lynn

    18 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn, Category Buyer - AV, IT and Business Machines

    Chloe joined the Education, Learning and Office Supplies team in June 2018. Creating access to best value products at the most competitive prices is the driving force behind her commitment to procurement.

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  • shredder blog

    Five things to consider when buying a shredder

    15 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn - Category Buyer

    Almost a year after GDPR became enforceable on 25 May 2018, there is still a level of confusion over what is classed as a compliant level of documentation disposal. In the education sector where children’s data is identified as requiring ‘specific protection’, they are identified as ‘vulnerable individuals’.

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  • Top tips for parent communications

    12 February 2019 By Fiona Jukes, PR and Communications Manager - YPO

    Teachers tell us that one of the most challenging parts of their role can be around relationships with parents. One way we can develop relationships is through clear and regular communication. YPO’s PR and Communications Manager Fiona Jukes, shares some top tips for effective Communications.

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  • Diary of a PTA vice secretary

    07 February 2019 By Danielle Tintor – Friends of Normanton Junior Academy (FoNJA)

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a school committee? Our diary below by Danielle Tintor details her experience and how being involved forms a better parent – school relationship.

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  • nursery tableware blog

    What to consider when choosing nursery tableware

    18 January 2019 By Sally Williamson - Catering Category Buyer

    Meal times at nursery are never going to be the cleanest of events, but choosing the right tableware can help to minimise the mess and if you are clever in what you choose, meal times can be fun, colourful and safe!

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