Tag: advice and guidance

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

What Is an Apprenticeship? You have been looking at university or A level courses and they seem that they don’t suit you. An alternative route that you could choose is an Apprenticeship - but how do you actually apply? Apprenticeships are training schemes that allow you to learn and become qualified on-the-job, while earning real pay. This … Continue reading Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

Wherever you’re moving on to, we’ve got you covered in our Moving On Results Day Guide 2017. We are very happy that the new NUS President, Shakira Martin is introducing our guide this year. Shakira is a fantastic role model and a source of inspiration for all young people and she has a few words of advice … Continue reading The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

Wow, it’s been quite a year in the careers education, information, advice and guidance world. Since the release of Ofsted’s thematic review, 'Going in the right direction?', last September, it seems like we’ve been bombarded with reports, commentary and statements about CEIAG. Private, public and voluntary sector organisations have been voicing their opinions on careers … Continue reading Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

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

STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

A STEM-focussed report has been published, providing a positive viewpoint of female engineers and offering support for the female uptake of STEM subjects. This challenges the recent wave of negative STEM reports, which have tended to focus on the fact that young women aren’t choosing to study science and engineering. This report states why women … Continue reading STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

The Future of Careers Education and Guidance – 14th Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants

Update from Jason Owen, CASCAiD's UK Sales Manager I attended day one of the Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants or the ‘David Andrews Conference’ as it is also known, which took place on the 17th November in York. David had put together an excellent, topical programme, which included key notes from Jennifer Coupland … Continue reading The Future of Careers Education and Guidance – 14th Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants

Connexions Northumberland Event

Yesterday, I exhibited for CASCAID at a careers guidance event hosted by Connexions Northumberland.  Held at Dissington Hall, the event attracted around 40 delegates.  While my main job was to help delegates by providing product demonstrations and answering questions at the CASCAiD stand, I was also able to attend a number of the seminars.   Delivering … Continue reading Connexions Northumberland Event

ICG Adult Guidance Conference

An update on the ICG Adult Guidance Conference from Jason Owen, our UK Sales Manager. On Tuesday 10th May, John Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing and I attended the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG) Adult Guidance Conference at the Jury’s Hotel in a sunny Birmingham.  I’d not been to Birmingham for a few months and … Continue reading ICG Adult Guidance Conference

Gender stereotyping and careers advice

Recently, Ofsted published a new report: Girls’ Career Aspirations. The report explores girls' views on careers and whether they are still influenced by perceived gender stereotypes when choosing a career. While the research, which formed the basis of the report, covered a relatively small number of schools (16 primary and 25 secondary), the findings are … Continue reading Gender stereotyping and careers advice