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!
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 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
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
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
Social housing providers have recently been increasing the support they provide to their tenants to help them into sustainable employment. Helping tenants into work is critical not just financially but also socially. Gaining employment will give tenants a sense of place in the world, reduce the negative impact of inter-generational worklessness on communities (which can … Continue reading Employment Support for Housing Associations
The Department for Education has recently published their findings of their ‘Evaluation of the Work Experience Placement Trials’. The evaluation involved students aged 16-18 from 25 colleges in areas with a high percentage of young people who are NEET and high proportions of students at level 2 or below. The trial tested different work placements … Continue reading Work Experience
The threat of computerisation has historically been confined to routine, intensive jobs. However, developments in technology are now allowing the computerisation of non-routine tasks as well. This is likely to have a massive impact on the employment possibilities in many industries in the future. A report from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of … Continue reading The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?
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?
Anyone who had any Lego® as a child will know the pleasure to be had from planning a new 'housing development' and watching those plans come to fruition. The houses I built were generally one storey, in red brick, or blue depending on the availability. There were some local children who had special bricks for … Continue reading A career in planning