Tag: careers

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

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

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- 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

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

Mandela, unconquerable spirit and thinking – the individual and system lessons for careers

The other evening, at the prompting of my 12-year-old son, I watched the movie Invictus. The film had been purchased for me a few years ago as a Christmas present by my wife and had gathered dust ever since. It should have been a film I watched almost immediately. It had the perfect storm of … Continue reading Mandela, unconquerable spirit and thinking – the individual and system lessons for careers

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

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