Tag: employment

National Careers Week – project manager

Tell us about your current role I’m a project manager. This means that I manage projects which lead to new and improved programs. Project management is about making sure that the work that needs to be done gets done but in reality you do get your hands dirty because there are always jobs on the … Continue reading National Careers Week – project manager

The transition from education to employment

A report called ‘Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works’ by McKinsey and Company explores the transition for young people from school into sustainable employment. The report also questions why there is such a gap between what employers want and the skills students leave school with. “There are high levels of youth unemployment and … Continue reading The transition from education to employment

The true value of employability support

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to show the value of every pound invested in projects to support unemployed people into work? You could easily see which types of initiatives brought about the best results. It would also make it easier to attract more funds if you could positively demonstrate the value of interventions. … Continue reading The true value of employability support

Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

The TES (Times Educational Supplement) has reported how almost two thirds of teachers are concerned about the standard of careers advice on offer in schools. The research, undertaken by Pearson Think Tank, reports that out of 700 schools, sixth-forms and FE colleges, 63% said they worried ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes’ about careers guidance and a … Continue reading Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

36% of people say that the fear of failing stops them from exploiting the business opportunities they see. (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) Entrepreneurs need information, advice, hints and tips from industry experts and from fellow entrepreneurs, to help give them the confidence to follow through with their ideas and create a successful business. Global Entrepreneurship Week … Continue reading Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

National Careers Week – IAG in employment support

As part of our series of posts to support National Careers Week, we take a look at the role of IAG in employment support. You can find out more about National Careers Week by clicking here. IAG in employment support During the last year or so, CASCAiD has been increasing its work with private, public … Continue reading National Careers Week – IAG in employment support

Welfare to Work 2011

Last week, I attended the Welfare to Work 2011 conference to get the latest updates on progress with welfare reform and, particularly, the Work Programme. Representatives of organisations from across the private, public and voluntary sectors provided useful insight into recent and forthcoming developments. Stefan Czerniawski from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provided an … Continue reading Welfare to Work 2011

ICG Adult Guidance Conference

An update on the ICG Adult Guidance Conference from Jason Owen, our UK Sales Manager. On Tuesday 10th May, John Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing and I attended the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG) Adult Guidance Conference at the Jury’s Hotel in a sunny Birmingham.  I’d not been to Birmingham for a few months and … Continue reading ICG Adult Guidance Conference

European Offender Employment Forum

Recently, one of our Sales Executives, Suzette Tonks, made a trip to Edinburgh for the European Offender Employment Forum Conference. The European Offender Employment Forum conference took place in Edinburgh on the 24th and 25th March. The conference included a number of interesting workshops, including input from Apex Scotland, The Wise Group and Trabajo Penitenciario y Formacion … Continue reading European Offender Employment Forum

How will the Spending Review affect education?

Part of my role at CASCAiD is to keep up to date with the latest news and policies.  This is often focused on education and employment.  Keeping up to date allows CASCAiD to react quickly and effectively to changes in the market. On the 20th October, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the coalition government’s Spending Review.  … Continue reading How will the Spending Review affect education?