Tag: Work Experience

Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills. In this blog, we look back at a story from 2013 which still holds true today… Following an accident at work, Matt aged 30, gave up his job in retail. Unsure of what career he wanted to … Continue reading Extreme work experience – 52 jobs in 52 weeks

National Careers Week 2018 – 5-10 March.

National Careers Week 2018 – 5-10 March.

At CASCAID, our mission is to help anyone, anywhere in the world, create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration and planning. Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills. A strong careers provision including good quality careers education and guidance is vital in helping young … Continue reading National Careers Week 2018 – 5-10 March.

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

Experiences gained early in a young person’s exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills and thus, CASCAID being a careers hub, are always happy to offer work placements to students. Sam, aged 15 recently completed a week of work experience at CASCAID and was assigned with various tasks which offered him … Continue reading Sam’s work experience week at CASCAID

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

National Careers Week – My First Job

National Careers Week – My First Job

To celebrate National Careers Week, we’ve asked members of the CASCAID team about their early experiences of work and how those experiences have influenced their careers. Today, it's the turn of our Product Manager, Simon King. "I left school in the mid-80s; when the job situation was dire.  Luckily, my dad was able to get … Continue reading National Careers Week – My First Job

National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week has put the CASCAID team in a reflective mood; thinking back over those early work experiences and the skills learnt. Our Marketing Copywriter, Kellie Tillyer, reflects on her first job: "I started work at a young age; just 14, working Saturday and Sunday in a factory shop in the basement of a … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

Experiences gained early in a young person's exposure to work are incredibly important in shaping their future skills. Today we continue our series of posts, looking at the early careers of the CASCAID team, with an article from Jagdip Singh, one of our Software Developers. "From a young age I’ve been presented with opportunities to work … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

To celebrate National Careers Week, we’ve asked members of the CASCAID team about their early experiences of work and how those experiences have influenced their careers. Yesterday, our Interim Chief Executive, Annette Wade, recalled some of her earlier work roles and how the skills she developed then have been used virtually every day throughout her … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

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