Resources and Links – University, Apprenticeships, Work and more

UK University Search – ‘Find your perfect university match. Simply put your course, predicted grades and where you would like to study in the country – and UK University Search will do the rest! You can also find open days, read exciting blogs and apply for hundreds of apprenticeships!’

‘A live job search tool powered by Milkround. A brilliant opportunity for students seeking immediate opportunities as well as future inspiration.’

Loud – ‘A free online magazine website with vital advice for anyone considering their next career or education steps. Loud also contains lifestyle features on style and celebrities, whilst also giving you the chance to have your articles published.’

‘Milkround is a careers resource hub specifically for school and college leavers and university graduates. We aim to support you every step of the way to your first job, whether that is an apprenticeship, a graduate scheme, or anything in between. Sign up today and start to shape your career!’

The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness. Young people today have more options available for their future than ever before but there are factors that affect them. With an ever-changing workplace landscape, it is even more important for them to make informed choices for their education, training and employment.

As a young person makes these choices they look for support from those closest to them and this is where parents can really help in providing encouragement and advice.

Being a teacher /adviser you want to help your students get the best possible options available to them and engaging with parents on your student’s careers can help enhance their opportunities.

CASCAID have produced an eBook to help parents get involved and encourage their children in finding their future careers. This guide is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their son or daughter with these important choices.

This eBook includes information on:

  • How parents can help with Careers Education
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Parents
  • How CASCAID can help.

Download The Parents Guide eBook here

To find out more about any of the information within this email or CASCAID’s range of products and services, call the team on +44 (0)1509 226868 or email 


Medicine Admissions Video, Presentation and Booklet for Advisers and Applicants

Central Careers Hub held an event on 17th May addressing changes to medical degree applications and how to deconstruct this process. Tim Miller, alongside Barbara Hamnett, outlined the GWIST framework for medical applications, and representatives from four of the London medical schools gave their advice to Advisers of prospective applicants. The video and booklet have been created as a guide for anyone applying for a medical degree, or anyone supporting an applicant throughout the process.

View the video and download presentation from the day.

Download the unique University Interviews Guide Medicine Supplement 2018.

A guide to apprenticeships

A to Z of apprenticeships


What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They’re available at all academic levels – whether you’re leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A-levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy – plus a host of careers you’d never think of. And 9 in 10 apprentices stay in work after completing their course.

Higher apprenticeships

higher apprenticeships is your ticket to a high-skilled job. You’ll usually need at least 2 A-levels to start one, and you’ll come out with qualifications equivalent to a foundation degree or higher – with any tuition fees paid by your employer! Higher apprentices can earn between £300-500 per week (although you may start lower). You could train to be a solicitor or a lab scientist, and even learn how to design sweets with a confectionery apprenticeship!

Degree apprenticeship

Degree apprenticeships guarantee you a university degree, as well as on-the-job training for a high-skilled job. You’ll spend 30 hours a week learning from experienced colleagues at work, and the equivalent of one day studying towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree at uni or college. It gives you the kudos and academic grounding of a degree along with sought-after employability skills employers say graduates don’t have. And 8 out of 10 parents think it’s better than an Oxbridge degree!

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or university?

Today, apprenticeships offer a route into high-skilled jobs that you had to go to uni to train for in the past. If you know what career path you want to follow, an apprenticeship could get you there without the fees – while enabling you to develop employability skills too. University is essential for certain careers and great for those with passionate academic interests. Carefully consider the pros and cons of both university and apprenticeships before making your decision.

Higher & Degree vacancies on UCAS

Make sure to check UCAS for Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancies. For vacancies available from September 2017 onwards you can now browse the UCAS apprenticeship jobs page as well as Find an apprenticeship.Jobbydoo