Care Leavers’ Summer School with Dorset Virtual School

As part of the ESF Skills for Young People programme in Dorset, Whitehead-Ross Education delivered a one-off targeted summer school in collaboration with Dorset Council’s Virtual School, which supports young people in care. Over a 4 week period, the summer school was targeted at 9 young care leavers who would be leaving school to transition…

CSW Group in 2020: The year in retrospect

Written by Senior Career Development Consultant, Dr Oliver Jenkin PGCE RCDP  The year 2020 has posed unprecedented challenges, both practical and personal, to individuals and businesses globally. No sector has been left untouched by the disruption caused by lockdowns and social distancing measures and, CSW Group, like many other companies in the education and social enterprise…

A day in the life of a STEM Ambassador

Written by Sam Ansell, STEM Manager In our last STEM news update we shared that some of our STEM Ambassadors were working on producing short videos to demonstrate what they do for a job and what a typical day looks like. Our first video is now available to watch on our YouTube channel and features…

Hello New CSW Community Engagement Adviser Team

This autumn saw the launch of our new Community Engagement Adviser team. CEA’s will be community based and will work specifically with young people aged 16 – 19 who are not engaged in education, employment, or training. The new team come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience.  …

‘Green’ Guidance

Written for Tristram Hooley, Career Guidance Social Justice   David Roe is a manager at CSW Group providing career guidance in the south-west of England. In this post he considers how young people might be making career choices based on their concern for the environment and how, as career guidance professionals, we can (and should!) support…

Health Works for Cornwall

CSW group is delighted to be a sub-contractor on the new Health Works for Cornwall Programme, a major new ESF DWP programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with investment until December 2023. The programme is led by Cornwall Development Company in partnership with 10 local organisations including CSW Group.  It aims to support…

The countdown is on for National Careers Week 2021

Written by Gina Keith, Corporate Support Assistant  Have you heard of National Careers Week? National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people…

1 year as a Project Administrator

Written by Sophie Cudsen, Services to Education Team Leader. I joined CSW Group in August 2019 after leaving my previous career in the hospitality sector – 5 years of late nights and weekend work just did not inspire me anymore! I was employed under the role of Project Administrator and given my first task of…

A Barista With No Limits

Good News Story from #Focus5 Orrin’s story goes back before the national lockdown, when he was identified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) by CSW Group and consequently referred to #Focus5. Orrin had stopped attending college as the environment was not suitable for him. Orrin has a diagnosis of ADHD and has an…