CSW secures funding boost for NEETs

   Cornwall 15-24 year olds not in work, education or training urged to take advantage of £1.1 million to develop skills and progress onto a range of positive outcomes that include employment, education, apprenticeship’s and traineeships. European Social Funding has invested in a programme of support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of…

The Big Bang Fair South West – Are You Ready?

We can hardly contain our excitement as we gear up for the biggest STEM event in the South West! Next week, Wednesday 27th June, will see The Big Bang Fair South West take over Bristol UWE’s Conference and Events Centre as we host a huge celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)! We can’t…

Generation STEM

The Generation STEM project has now reached its final stage as students are beginning to go out on work experience placements across the South West region. The project’s aim is to evaluate the impact that work experience has on students’ attitudes and engagement with STEM and to develop their understanding of employability skills and provide…

Big Bang fair @ Exeter a STEMtastic success!

Big Bang @ Exeter welcomed over 1,300+ students during the day from primary and secondary schools as well as home schooled students across Devon and Cornwall. Visitors found out about STEM careers, got hands-on activities and experienced science shows from two fantastic presenters. The @ Event hosted a Big Bang project competition which allowed students…

Offering timely advice and information

On Saturday 19th March, several of our careers advisors took part in a very busy ‘Apprenticeship Jobs Fair’ at Plymouth Guildhall. The event, organised by Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers Group (PMG) attracted more than a 1000 job seekers of all ages. Those who popped along were able to try their hand at taster activities,…

How to get the most from a Careers Fair

Careers fairs are a great way to meet employers up close and explore a huge array of industries.However, as they can be a bit overwhelming, here are our tips for coming away with useful information and advice – not simply a bag of pens and stickers! You’ll probably only have a few hours to explore before…

Work Experience and Employers

The great thing about National Careers Week is that we get to celebrate careers support in all its guises, and this includes the huge impact made by employers who offer young people work experience. If you’re one of these businesses already, you’ll be well aware of the benefits to the students coming into your workplace,…

Can you help and inspire the next generation in STEM?

The CSW Enterprise team’s Generation STEM programme will be offering employability skills, workshops and week-long work experience placements to Year 10 students (aged 14-15) across the South West region, designed to give them an insight into what employers expect of young people and raise awareness of the fantastic opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths…