Tag: careers guidance

The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

Wherever you’re moving on to, we’ve got you covered in our Moving On Results Day Guide 2017. We are very happy that the new NUS President, Shakira Martin is introducing our guide this year. Shakira is a fantastic role model and a source of inspiration for all young people and she has a few words of advice … Continue reading The Moving On 2017 Results Day Guide Is Here

New updates to Kudos

New updates to Kudos

Exciting news! Kudos has been updated as part of our ongoing commitment to provide young people, teachers and advisers with the best services to inspire and deliver careers guidance. Kudos has a brand new design, including improved navigation and functionality to our user-friendly interface with lots more support and information to help the exploration of careers … Continue reading New updates to Kudos

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills and thus, CASCAID being a careers hub, are always happy to offer work placements to students. Sam, aged 15 recently completed a week of work experience at CASCAID and was assigned with various tasks which offered him … Continue reading Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

The best value for money for your careers resources

The best value for money for your careers resources

Last week, 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 subscribed to our standard Kudos package along with our 16+ module, which gives access to LMI, live apprenticeships information, post-16 courses available … Continue reading The best value for money for your careers resources

Options for improving the quality of careers provision

Options for improving the quality of careers provision

Lin Proctor, Raising Aspirations Director of Future Academies (including Pimlico Academy) recently presented at our ‘How to…’ event in London. She has very kindly written our latest blog. ‘As Raising Aspirations Director at Pimlico Academy my task in essence is to take students into the world of work and bring the world of work into … Continue reading Options for improving the quality of careers provision

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

Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

Wow, it’s been quite a year in the careers education, information, advice and guidance world. Since the release of Ofsted’s thematic review, 'Going in the right direction?', last September, it seems like we’ve been bombarded with reports, commentary and statements about CEIAG. Private, public and voluntary sector organisations have been voicing their opinions on careers … Continue reading Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

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

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

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