Author: Rachel-CASCAiD

CASCAiD introduces a new apprentice!

At CASCAiD, we have recently employed an apprentice in our Customer Service Team. We have decided to showcase Liam’s journey as an Apprentice to highlight how learning and gaining experience in a workplace can help young people to build up valuable skills, experience and knowledge. Liam Faulkner is completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship at CASCAiD … Continue reading CASCAiD introduces a new apprentice!

Help to Work programme

The government's Help to Work programme, launched in April, aims to assist those who have been unemployed for three years or longer back into work. "2.179 Help to Work – From April 2014 the government will introduce a new package of targeted measures to help the long-term unemployed, who are still unemployed after 2 years … Continue reading Help to Work programme

National Careers Week- Resources

Career and employability resources can help your students become fully informed, inspired and confident in their choices for their next steps, whether that’s GCSE choices, deciding to take an apprenticeship or choosing to take a year in industry before going to university. The basis of making informed decisions is having accurate, impartial and up to … Continue reading National Careers Week- Resources

National Careers Week- Career Pathways

One of the five themes of this year’s National Careers Week is Career Pathways. This has been a highly talked about topic recently as high tuition fees for university courses has caused many young people and adults to re think their next steps and many are choosing a vocational route into careers over the more … Continue reading National Careers Week- Career Pathways

National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for the whole school to promote careers to all students. Young people can start exploring future jobs and understanding the types of jobs that are now available in the ever changing work environment many people work in. With Kudos Key Stage 4 students can input their interests to generate … Continue reading National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week- Life Skills

Life skills, the next theme in this year’s National Careers Week, is an important subject that is often ignored over qualification levels. It has been said numerous times in the media how there is a mismatch between young people’s skills and the needs of the employers, causing young people to be left unemployed and vacancies … Continue reading National Careers Week- Life Skills

National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Becoming digitally literate is more and more important for an increasing number of careers. It is estimated that 90% of UK jobs require some level of IT competency. Therefore by not learning key digital skills you could be pushing yourself out of the already competitive race to gain sustainable employment. The government has introduced computing … Continue reading National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Employment Support for Housing Associations

Social housing providers have recently been increasing the support they provide to their tenants to help them into sustainable employment. Helping tenants into work is critical not just financially but also socially. Gaining employment will give tenants a sense of place in the world, reduce the negative impact of inter-generational worklessness on communities (which can … Continue reading Employment Support for Housing Associations

Work Experience

The Department for Education has recently published their findings of their ‘Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials’. The evaluation involved students aged 16-18 from 25 colleges in areas with a high percentage of young people who are NEET and high proportions of students at level 2 or below. The trial tested different work placements … Continue reading Work Experience

The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?

The threat of computerisation has historically been confined to routine, intensive jobs. However, developments in technology are now allowing the computerisation of non-routine tasks as well. This is likely to have a massive impact on the employment possibilities in many industries in the future. A report from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of … Continue reading The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?