Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering

Engineering is highly regarded by STEM secondary school teachers and parents More young people would consider a career in engineering Boys have more positive views of engineering than girls even in primary school. Salary ranks as an important factor in young people’s career choices, over and above ‘enjoyment’, ‘job security’ and ‘something that challenges me’.…

How CSW can help you this January

Written by Careers Development Consultant, Elly French January is a time for both reflection and planning in almost all aspects of life. It’s no different for CSW, and for Career Development Consultants, it’s a useful point in the year for lots of reasons. Let’s take a light-hearted look at two of the key roles we…

ADAPT2 is here

Press Release CSW Group are delighted to announce the launch of the new support service ADAPT2.  Our fast paced and rapidly changing world can be a challenging place for young people who have a vast array of pressures put on them. From education, choices and the ever-present impact of social media, these all offer challenges that no other…

Engaging with the emotional content of career guidance

Dr Oliver Jenkin PGCE RCDP, CSW Career Development Consultant – Article written for Trotman  Career guidance has for a number of years been firmly established as a ‘learning’ activity rather than as ‘therapy’. Well respected academics such as Tony Watts and Tristram Hooley have long argued that one of the principle benefits of career guidance is…

Spotlight on: Specsavers Luke McRoy-Jones

Spotlight On Name:  Luke McRoy-Jones Job title:  3rd Year Optometry Student/ Optical Assistant Company:  University of Plymouth/ Specsavers Hometown:  Caerphilly, South Wales School subjects: I studied Biology, Mathematics, Physics and the Welsh Baccalaureate at A-level. Qualifications:  Currently studying toward BSc (Hons) in Optometry at University of Plymouth Tell us about your job… I’m a third year optometry student at University of Plymouth. At…

Innovative Enterprise Days

Our innovative Enterprise days and half days encourage students to develop a greater awareness of life after school. Run by our experienced Enterprise Team and designed together with companies across the South West, our hands-on sessions bring the workplace into the classroom for a more engaging learning experience which will also enhance the development of…

CSW Group Work Experience

Work experience provides many benefits, giving young people skills and experience that will allow them to stand out to potential employers as well as helping them choose the right sector to work in. Some students will go into Work Experience with a clear career ambition, some will want to sample something they like the look…

Next steps thanks to new confidence

The #Focus5 project provides unique, flexible, one-to-one support to young people aged 15-18 across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset, who may be struggling to move forwards in life. Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, #Focus5 help young people take steps back into education, employment or training. We encourage development of the ‘5’ key skills identified…