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
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!
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
Last Friday, all of the staff from CASCAiD went on a journey to visit The Skills Show 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham. We wanted to see first-hand how young people were finding out about skills, training and careers. It was a very good show for interacting with young people and demonstrating the range … Continue reading An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC
How many gardening type celebrities can you name? Off the top of my head, I’ve got: Titchmarsh Monty Don Percy Thrower Kim Wilde. A new name could be going on that list - Mark Smith of Swarkestone Nursery, near Derby. I interviewed Mark about his career last week, and as well as being the manager … Continue reading Horticultural celebrities
Quantity surveying can be one of those jobs that make people roll their eyes and mention the counting of bricks. As someone who updates the construction careers information here at CASCAiD, my view has always been a bit more positive. Employment prospects have always seemed good, and the mixture of site- and office-based work gives … Continue reading The boys at Bloor Homes
Construction is one of those industries where it is definitely possible to work your way up from the bottom. Site labourer to site manager is a long journey but there are people out there who have done it. I've interviewed a cross-section of construction workers over the past 3 or 4 months: people at the … Continue reading Moving up in construction
As National Apprenticeship Week turns the spotlight onto Apprenticeships, we’ve been exploring some of the choices that Apprenticeships offer. The word ‘Apprentice’ or ‘Apprenticeship’ means different things to different people. Many will instantly conjure images of Sir Alan Sugar in the boardroom. Others see a young person working in a ‘traditional’ industry such as engineering, … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week – Choosing an Apprenticeship