CSW, a not-for-profit social enterprise. We deliver a range of services nationally, with a specific focus on the South West. We provide contracts that support businesses, young people and adults through key transition points. We deliver services that build aspiration and turn it into achievement, unlocking potential and developing individuals and organisations.

Our 200-strong team is motivated by the belief that support means more than a shoulder to lean on. We provide each individual with unfaltering attention, empowering them to make a lasting positive change. Our approach has enabled thousands of people to access learning and employment over the last 20 years.


Young People

Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like there are too many choices you’re being asked to make!

We can help you explore some of the big questions.



We are experts in forging and enhancing links between business and education. We support businesses to provide work experience and employment opportunities. We also help businesses to navigate the complexities of apprenticeships, traineeships and the changing skills landscape to aid staff engagement, retention and development.

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Services to Education

We work extensively with education and training providers across the wider South West area to provide tailored careers education, information, advice and guidance. Our innovative ways of working with educators, young people and businesses create exciting and inspiring pathways into lasting employment opportunities.

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Volunteer Services

We are invested in the communities that we support. We know that happy, prosperous communities are essential to improving individual circumstances. We support and enhance local services, empower families to manage change, improve circumstances, and deliver community improvement projects that have real positive impact.

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We recognise the importance of partnership working to achieve positive outcomes. We work with a broad range of organisations including, businesses, education and training providers, local and national funding agencies. We have extensive experience of successfully delivering services in partnership with commissioners and subcontractors.

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Investor in Careers

Investor in Careers is a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard award, which showcases and supports the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally across the country. Read more…



We work in partnership with a range of organisations to support young people to raise aspirations and access opportunities to create the workforce of tomorrow. We deliver a range of exciting and innovative activities aimed at both young people and businesses to create opportunities. Read more …


We manage volunteer services on behalf of Somerset County Council. Volunteers on this programme support people to access local activities and support services to improve their situation and re-engage in their local community. We provide information and advice on digital skills, and improving health, wellbeing and personal circumstances. We also manage active living centres for older people. Read more…


IT Solutions

We offer bespoke solutions that drive business performance, meet caseload management requirements and enable an understanding of the socio-economic environment in which organisations operate. Our systems help organisations to better target resources by developing a comprehensive overview of the delivery environment, including people, communities and economy. Read more…