Painfully Coasting by Kira Gould

The #Focus5 project provides free, unique, one-to-one support to young people aged 15-18 across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, who need help taking small steps into education, employment or training.  The four main outcomes of the project include; understanding the skills employers look for, improving readiness for employment or training, increasing self-awareness and an understanding of individual strengths and identifying…

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Developing meaningful work experience for young people with SEND

Find out how a collaboration between Ambitions and Cornwall Council has built a framework to ensure young people with SEND access meaningful work experience. Jacqueline Chanter has found that many of the employers she engages with would like to provide meaningful work experience opportunities for the young people we support in Ambitions. She has also…

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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’.…

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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…

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Solent Provider Event

Monday 9th December saw Sue Farrell and Rocky Moore welcome all training providers involved with Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) project to Southampton for the day. The SSW projects aims to provided funded skills training to employers and employees in the Solent area, with CSW Group working with a diverse range of training providers…

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