Tag: Career advice

CASCAID’s new festive job role

CASCAID’s new festive job role

With the holiday season closing in on us and demand being high at the North Pole, Santa Claus has asked the team at CASCAID to add in a new career choice to help him gather recruits.   Christmas Operations Manager - Santa Claus Are you a responsible person, who enjoys giving presents and gifts to … Continue reading CASCAID’s new festive job role

Why not all online careers resources are the same

In recent weeks, we have been speaking to a number of careers co-ordinators, head of careers and advisers, who have asked for help with convincing school managers of the need to retain their budget for careers resources. With school budgets continuing to be squeezed, some careers teams are coming under pressure to use free resources … Continue reading Why not all online careers resources are the same

National Careers Week- Resources

Career and employability resources can help your students become fully informed, inspired and confident in their choices for their next steps, whether that’s GCSE choices, deciding to take an apprenticeship or choosing to take a year in industry before going to university. The basis of making informed decisions is having accurate, impartial and up to … Continue reading National Careers Week- Resources

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

National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for the whole school to promote careers to all students. Young people can start exploring future jobs and understanding the types of jobs that are now available in the ever changing work environment many people work in. With Kudos Key Stage 4 students can input their interests to generate … Continue reading National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week- Life Skills

Life skills, the next theme in this year’s National Careers Week, is an important subject that is often ignored over qualification levels. It has been said numerous times in the media how there is a mismatch between young people’s skills and the needs of the employers, causing young people to be left unemployed and vacancies … Continue reading National Careers Week- Life Skills

National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Becoming digitally literate is more and more important for an increasing number of careers. It is estimated that 90% of UK jobs require some level of IT competency. Therefore by not learning key digital skills you could be pushing yourself out of the already competitive race to gain sustainable employment. The government has introduced computing … Continue reading National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Update from the CDI Conference 2013

Earlier this month I attended the first Careers Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. The CDI was formed earlier this year as an amalgamation of industries bodies including the ICG (Institute of Careers Guidance). Just under 200 delegates attended representing guidance services providers, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities, training providers and many more. A … Continue reading Update from the CDI Conference 2013

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

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