A Year of Work Experience

At the end of another academic year CSW Group’s workplace experience service has provided over 180 secondary schools with tailored packages enabling almost 19,000 successful placements within the workplace for Year 10 and Year 12 students to take place. Placements have been completed within companies ranging from Solicitors to Dentists to Elite Equestrian Centres to…

Young Homeless in Devon and Somerset

There are approximately 100,000 young people nationally living on the streets according to recent research, and there may be many more that fall under the radar because they reach eighteen and they ‘sofa surf’. A recent documentary for Children in Need, ‘The Young and Homeless,’ highlighted the growing problem for children across the country as…

Why Should I Volunteer?

Written by Sue Hunter, CSW Volunteers Manager & Business Development (Community Services)  WHY SHOULD I VOLUNTEER – WHAT WOULD I GET OUT OF IT? Does this sound familiar? This is a question (or some would say a statement) that I have heard many times, there is no short answer or one that “fits all”.  The simple…

Enterprise Challenge day at Brixham College

Our CSW Enterprise Days provide meaningful opportunities for students to meet real people from the world of work. Consisting of business orientated tasks designed to engage and challenge students they embed an enterprise mindset and approach, which will also enhance the development of key skills. On World Youth Skills Day, Monday 15th June 2019, the CSW Services…

Sustainability Conference 2019

‘Right now, climate change and the damage wrought on the environment by human behaviour have begun to take root in our collective consciousness. From school children striking to local social groups, we are beginning to see impressive results. Sustainability has shifted from a ‘nice to have’ to a core component of business strategy for many…

Volunteers in Hampshire

   We recognise the value that Volunteers bring to CSW Group. Our Intensive Family Support Service in Hampshire have recently recruited 4 successful volunteers; with an additional 2 volunteers at the enquiry stage. We are committed to involving volunteers directly within our organisation; to contribute to the delivery of our service, to make sure we…

September Guarantee

September Guarantee, which requires local authorities to find education and training places for 16 and 17-year-olds. Whilst many people are starting to think of impending holidays at home or abroad, CSW staff linked to schools are continuing their support for vulnerable students in keeping with the ambition of enabling all young people to be in…

Thousands of Students Create a Big Bang in Exeter

   The energy was sky high as thousands of students from across the South West flocked to Exeter on Tuesday 25th June to enjoy the biggest science festival in the region. The annual Big Bang Fair South West took place on June 25th at Westpoint Arena Exeter, celebrating the world of science, technology, engineering and…

Solent LEP Annual Conference 2019

Our Partnership Manager, Rocky Moore who looks after our Solent contracts attended the much anticipated Solent LEP Annual Conference earlier this year hosted at the Hilton Ageas in Southampton. The conference brought together employers & providers from all sectors, and was supported by stakeholders such as Local Authorities, DWP & the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.…