Tag: National Careers Week

National Careers Week – My first job

Employers and industry bodies regularly highlight the importance of work readiness in young people and the fact that they find young recruits lacking in experience and awareness of workplace skills. But with the reduction in the number of young people engaging in work experience and/or having a “Saturday job” it is hardly surprising as they … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

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- 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- 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

IT education and careers guidance

A recent report by the Corporate IT Forum Education and Skills Commission (CIFESC) has highlighted concerns with IT education and careers guidance in schools, which could lead to a severe skills crisis for the UK as a whole. This is the first of four reports on addressing the IT skills crisis facing the UK. “Employment in the … Continue reading IT education and careers guidance

National Careers Week – Finance manager and company accountant

Tell us about your current role I am CASCAiD’s finance manager and company accountant. I manage the finance team and am responsible for reporting financial performance, income and expenditure, managing tax implications for the company and ensuring that senior management has a constantly updated picture of the company finances.  What was your journey from education … Continue reading National Careers Week – Finance manager and company accountant

National Careers Week – User experience and creative designer

Tell us about your current role I am a User Experience and Creative Designer at CASCAiD. I’m responsible for controlling the user experience, what they see in our programs, how they interact with the software and what feedback they get. I also manage the design and look and feel of the CASCAiD website and our … Continue reading National Careers Week – User experience and creative designer