Tag: impartial careers advice

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

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- Future Jobs

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

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

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

Parents’ views on Careers Advice

A number of parents have been asked for their views on whether the careers service in the UK works.  This has been requested from The National Careers Council which is reporting to the Government on the current state of the careers service in the UK. Asked on the popular parents’ site, Mumsnet, parents have been … Continue reading Parents’ views on Careers Advice

Women in engineering and construction

“The UK is the worst country in Europe when it comes to the progression of female engineers. At half of all UK state schools, not a single girl is studying physics at A level – which is a basic requirement for engineering.” - Vince Cable - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The … Continue reading Women in engineering and construction

The challenges of delivering careers guidance

Last week, a small team from CASCAiD visited an academy in Lincolnshire to support a careers day. As part of the day, Year 10 students had the opportunity to take part in sessions with various employers from a number of industry sectors. We spent the day talking to young people who wanted to find out more … Continue reading The challenges of delivering careers guidance

Extending access to independent careers guidance

From September 2012, schools were given the responsibility of securing independent and impartial career guidance for students in Years 9-11. However, from September 2013, this duty will be extended to include Year 8 students and 16-18-year-olds in both schools and colleges. In May 2012, the Department for Education published a consultation on extending the duty … Continue reading Extending access to independent careers guidance