The College of Policing has just announced the details of a brand new pathway into becoming a qualified Police Officer – the Degree Apprenticeship! From 2020 there will be three routes into the Police Service, opening up this rewarding career to a section of society who previously may have been prevented by issues such as … Continue reading New Police Degree Apprenticeship – an exciting new opportunity
Author: Allister Jordan - CASCAiD
The construction of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, is big – and I mean VERY BIG. Due to officially switch on in the middle of the next decade (if nuclear reactors switch on?), it is predicted that Hinkley Point C will provide around 7% of the country’s electricity, and the … Continue reading Hinkley C – Powering the future
The NHS is currently experiencing nationwide staffing shortages, particularly in various key roles. In order to try and attract a wider pool of new recruits, two new exciting entry routes into NHS careers have been recently unveiled. The degree apprenticeship route The Nursing Associate route I have already written a blog post introducing the new … Continue reading New pathways into the NHS – Degree Apprenticeships and Nursing Associates
The election is only two weeks away now, but what exactly are the main parties saying on the subject of education? What would a change of government mean for our education system? Not many of us have the time to trawl through each party manifesto, and so I have completed the task for you – … Continue reading Education – what are the main parties promising?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education (APPG) has this week published an inquiry-based paper entitled, ‘How well do schools prepare children for their future?’ This inquiry and resultant paper has been drawn up as a response to the latest stark figures which reveal that youth unemployment currently stands at 13.1% (national average = 4.8%). This … Continue reading How well do schools prepare children for their future?
There are numerous amazing construction and engineering projects being undertaken throughout the UK during 2017 and many more planned for the coming years. I have already written an article highlighting the employment benefits of the HS2 and Crossrail projects in terms of job creation and regional skills uptraining (see link below). These engineering/construction projects are … Continue reading The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!
There has been much talk over the last few years regarding the push, promotion and overall necessity of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and career advice. As a result there has been a wealth of great information and evidence stating exactly why these subjects and associated skills play such an essential role in … Continue reading What we really need is STEAM
The status, value and importance of vocational/technical education has received a tremendous boost with the passing of an amendment to the government’s further and technical education bill. This amendment will ‘force’ schools to give FE colleges and apprenticeship providers access to their pupils, via careers guidance. Schools, including both LA-maintained and academies, will now be … Continue reading A timely boost for the vocational/technical route
Cyber security is very much in the news – whether it be our own personal information and online safety, or the very integrity of governments and democratic elections, it seems we all need to be aware of the dangers facing us within the cyber realm. After all, if an organisation as wealthy and powerful as … Continue reading Cyber Security – in safe hands?
On 23rd January Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. The plan was published in a 132 page Green Paper, ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’. Part of the plan involves an overhaul of the vocational/technical skills and education system. The government has identified … Continue reading Action Plan for British Industry ‘Developing Skills’ – an overview