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 subscribes to our standard Kudos package which amongst many features gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available at local providers and … Continue reading Are you getting value for money?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships has made eight recommendations, via its annual report, to help improve the uptake of apprenticeships in the UK. There are eight key proposals that the TES have highlighted as the most important. The government need to ensure that apprenticeships are flexible to better suit small and medium sized enterprises … Continue reading Eight recommendations to improve apprenticeships – by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships
Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice
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
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
Last week I published a blog post which outlined the careers which are being targeted by the second phase of funding from the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund (DADF) (from September 2018). After publishing this post, I realised, from the feedback I received, that there is very little information 'out there' at the moment regarding degree … Continue reading Degree Apprenticeships – Phase One Careers
Information on Degree Apprenticeships is often quite hard to locate. A one-stop place to go, is sadly lacking. So I will do my best over the coming weeks and months to put together what I can for you. To start with, here is some information regarding the second phase of apprenticeships that are being offered (apologies for the long list) The … Continue reading Degree Apprenticeship Update – full ‘Phase 2 ‘list of career titles covered!
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?
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
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