Tag: apprenticeship

Schools will now promote technical education from January

Schools will now promote technical education from January

The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

The Government has published a list of higher level and degree apprenticeships vacancies, starting in 2018, on its .GOV website. The document provides us (at last) with a list of over 40 employers who will be offering these apprenticeships. It also lists the roles that need to be filled, the number of vacancies, and the … Continue reading Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies Released

Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

The apprenticeship levy was introduced on May 1st 2017, with the intention of boosting employer engagement with the apprenticeship system. However, the first results, reported in October, were not encouraging. During May, June and July total apprenticeships starts fell by a terrifying 61%. Exact reasons for this fall are unclear at the moment, but they … Continue reading Higher Level Apprenticeship Surge – encouraging signs

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?

New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching

New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching

The Department for Education has announced that a teaching degree apprenticeship will available within the next two years. This opens up a new, exciting pathway into teaching, as the government attempt to close the deficit in new recruits. From April this year, large schools (and other large businesses), have begun paying the ‘apprenticeship levy’. And … Continue reading New Degree Apprenticeship route into Teaching

Apprenticeships – Still the poor relation?

Apprenticeships – Still the poor relation?

Apprenticeship is very much a buzz word when it comes to world of employment and career guidance. We are constantly being informed and involved in discussions about how they constitute a wonderful new pathway into the world of work, and that the routinely fed conveyor belt into university will become less crowded than we have … Continue reading Apprenticeships – Still the poor relation?

A big welcome to Laura, our new apprentice!

A big welcome to Laura, our new apprentice!

Hello! My name is Laura Jeffrey and I am the newest member of the CASCAID team, working as an Apprentice Research Assistant. Even though this is my first week working at CASCAID, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I decided to become an apprentice instead of choosing the more traditional route of going to university after completing … Continue reading A big welcome to Laura, our new apprentice!

Parity of esteem – we need to take tips from TOWIE!

Out and about last weekend I couldn’t help but listen in to the conversation that a group of young people were having as they stood behind me in a queue at a checkout. They were talking about how they wanted to be like various ‘celebrities’ when they got older (I have to admit I didn’t … Continue reading Parity of esteem – we need to take tips from TOWIE!

Employer engagement in careers learning – Canadian style

During a recent visit to Canada, I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit a truly inspirational organisation dedicated to inspiring young people to make informed career decisions. Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) based just outside Toronto operates a range of projects all designed to engage students with exploring options and linking them with … Continue reading Employer engagement in careers learning – Canadian style