We work extensively with young people to help them to make successful transitions into employment, education and training. We support young people who are at risk of being NEET. We provide them with information on all the options available to them and supporting and inspiring them to broaden their horizons and access their chosen path.

We work in partnership with schools and colleges and other support providers involved in that young person’s life to ensure that they receive holistic support to make their transition.

Through Investor in Careers, we support schools and colleges to develop their career programmes, meet Ofsted and national government requirements, and become recognised for excellence in careers guidance.

Our education focused programmes include the following:

Enterprise Programme

The CSW Enterprise Team offer services to support a range of education settings, including:

  • Mentoring support for young people;Enterprise-focused activities and day sessions mapped to support the curriculum and careers education
  • A comprehensive work experience service that includes, a duty of care checking service, support to find placements, and work preparation days to ensure the students are fully briefed and prepared to make the most of their placements
  • Access to the national STEM Ambassador programme
  • Big Bang Near Me activities across the whole of the South West

Our Enterprise Services for Schools are flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the school, multi-academy trust and students themselves.

Specialist mentoring service

We deliver specialist mentoring support for students studying on University level courses who have autism spectrum disorders or mental health difficulties in Southampton, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey. Our specialist mentors are carefully matched to each student and work with students in a space of their choosing. Support is provided flexibly around the student’s schedule and is tailored to meet their individual and changing needs throughout their studies. Our service links seamlessly with university disability services, eradicating waiting times and enabling universities to be confident that their student’s specialist mentoring needs are being met effectively and to a high standard.