Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of the workplace

Over recent years there has been an increased focus on the Gatsby Benchmarks relating to good careers guidance to young people, with the new statutory guidance advising that schools/colleges should use them to develop and improve their careers provision. One of the more interesting Benchmarks is number 6 – Experiences of the workplace. Every pupil…

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Gatsby Benchmark 1 – A Stable Careers Programme

When planning and working towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, Benchmark 1 is where you are likely to start and it’s also where you will likely return to. Benchmark 1 focuses on the structure and organisation you must have in place to support the delivery of your Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme and…

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Cornwall Council Aim Higher Conference

On 2nd October 2018, two members of the CSW Group Cornwall team – Angela Nelson-Shepherd and Fran Dolan attended the Aim Higher Conference held at the Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. The purpose of the event was for young people and their families to come along and join in with workshops and discussions regarding…

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#Focus5 Five Key Skills for Employment

As the name suggests, the objective of #Focus5 is to support young people in developing the top five skills identified as crucial to getting into education, employment or training. We employ experienced key workers across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay to work closely with young people between the age of 15-18 years old, who are…

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Bradley’s road to developing skills for work

  Bradley was 16 years old and was not in education, employment or training. Bradley knew that he had poor Maths and English qualifications but he wanted to find an apprenticeship within carpentry. He was unsure about how to find the right apprenticeship for him and he was unsure of going to an Further Education…

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