Tag: apprenticeships

CASCAiD introduces a new apprentice!

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!

National Careers Week- Career Pathways

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

An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC

  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

Horticultural celebrities

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

Moving up in construction

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

National Apprenticeship Week – Choosing an Apprenticeship

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

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), from 11th-15th March 2013, is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they can have on individuals and businesses. The aim of NAW is to raise the profile of Apprenticeships amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. The theme of this year’s NAW is 'Apprenticeships Deliver'. NAW wants to demonstrate how … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week

Careers Advice – House of Commons debate

Following the announcement late last year about the introduction of a new all-age careers service for England, broader interest and focus has fallen on the subject of careers advice and guidance. Recently, Esther McVey, MP for Wirral West secured a debate in the House of Commons on careers advice in schools. The MP was aiming … Continue reading Careers Advice – House of Commons debate

The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference

On Tuesday, I attended a very interesting conference at America Square in London.  The conference focused on the skills young people need to develop to become successful in the workplace.  The timing of the conference was very relevant, as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has recently released a number of reports on this topic. There … Continue reading The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference