Tag: career choices

Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

The traditional ‘slow news’ period between Christmas and New Year usually results in some interesting and occasionally bizarre stories being reported which ordinarily wouldn’t attract a great deal of media attention. One of the stories which stood out for me during the recent festive period was the story of Matt Frost. Following an accident at … Continue reading Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

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

Are young people being too fussy about the jobs that they are willing to do?

Today, the BBC are reporting on a new Institute of Public Policy Research report about youth unemployment. The report states that around half of young people who are not in employment, education or training have never had a job. In response, representatives of the recruitment industry claim that this is because young people are being … Continue reading Are young people being too fussy about the jobs that they are willing to do?

Seeing the light with Yvonne Lishman

Yesterday was spent in the company of Nottingham-based photographer, Yvonne Lishman. I interviewed Yvonne last year about her career, and she kindly offered to give some photography training to the information team here at CASCAiD. The initial training in October went really well and Yvonne offered a follow up session, so my colleague Michael and … Continue reading Seeing the light with Yvonne Lishman

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