Author: Allister Jordan - CASCAiD

New Police Degree Apprenticeship – an exciting new opportunity

New Police Degree Apprenticeship – an exciting new opportunity

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

Hinkley C – Powering the future

Hinkley C – Powering the future

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

New pathways into the NHS – Degree Apprenticeships and Nursing Associates

New pathways into the NHS – Degree Apprenticeships and Nursing Associates

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

How well do schools prepare children for their future?

How well do schools prepare children for their future?

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?

The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!

The Queensferry Crossing – a path to success!

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!

A timely boost for the vocational/technical route

A timely boost for the vocational/technical route

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

Action Plan for British Industry ‘Developing Skills’ – an overview

Action Plan for British Industry ‘Developing Skills’ – an overview

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