Category: Young People's Guidance

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

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?

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills and thus, CASCAID being a careers hub, are always happy to offer work placements to students. Sam, aged 15 recently completed a week of work experience at CASCAID and was assigned with various tasks which offered him … Continue reading Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

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!

The best value for money for your careers resources

The best value for money for your careers resources

Last week, a member of the CASCAID team was speaking with one of our long-standing customers to ensure the best value is being received from our solutions and services. The customer in question subscribed to our standard Kudos package along with our 16+ module, which gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available … Continue reading The best value for money for your careers resources

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

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