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Blessing in disguise: How the cost of living crisis might be a life-changing event for you

16 March 2023

The cost of living is a worry for us all at the moment, but it’s not all that bad. In fact, you can actually utilise our current climate to land your dream job! Read on to find out how.

All eyes are on the new leadership in the UK, as the country faces an uphill battle against high inflation leading to a cost of living crisis. The Government has tried to compensate for the increased energy bills by paying £150 to most households, and more aid is expected in the next month. Yet, the cost of living crisis cannot be fought with a one-off monetary help.

The Help for Households campaign suggests ways to find jobs or get help in reducing childcare costs, commute expenditures, and living expenses. It still comes down to individuals to plan ahead and be prepared to uplift their income or the increasing expenses might eat all their savings and drive them into debt.

The only fool-proof method of improving your income and standard of living is to upgrade your education level. The recent Graduate labour market statistics show that graduates in the UK earn £36,000 on an average, which is £10,000 more than non-graduates. Needless to say, with a minimal investment of money and time in a course of your choice, you can improve your earnings significantly for many years to come.

When it comes to education in South Yorkshire, the RNN Group’s colleges – Rotherham College, North Notts College, Dearne Valley College, and our sister university, University Centre Rotherham – provide a diverse course portfolio where you can study a range of different courses at different levels with hands-on learning opportunities and land your dream job in no time.

Job Vacancies in the UK since 2001
Job Vacancies in the UK since 2001

While cost of living is going up, the opportunities to work in flourishing companies or to start your own business are also increasing, but only for those with knowledge, practical skills, and the right qualifications. The Job Vacancy statistics mark an all-time high record of over 1.3 million jobs in the UK, almost twice the average vacancies in the last 20 years. These jobs are waiting to be filled with people with the right credentials in their hands, which makes this year the perfect time to consider enrolling on to a course and start your journey towards a high-paying job and an enviable lifestyle.

Click here to find out more about the student finance services available at Dearne Valley College.

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