We manage and deliver a broad range of programmes in partnership with commissioners and multi-tiered supply chains. We build, develop and refine partnerships to enable more effective achievement of outcomes and to share learning to improve services. We believe that partnership work is essential to achieving positive outcomes and fully meeting the needs of those our programmes support, as well as providing essential evidence to commissioners on what works to inform future commissioning.

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Current Partnership Opportunities

CSW Group intends to bid for the next ESF opt-in bidding rounds for activity during 2019-2021, which are due to commence August/September 2018.

We are seeking supply chain partners with a proven track record of:

  • Work-based learning (including regulated and non-regulated qualifications)
  • Activity with unemployed learners supporting them in to positive outcomes
  • Work with Young people that are NEET – including Matrix accredited CEIAG activity.

Across the LEP areas of:

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Heart of the South West
West of England
Swindon & Wiltshire
Thames Valley Berkshire
Enterprise M3

The strands of activity are Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW), Skills Support for the Unemployed (SSU) and Skills Support for NEET’s.

If you are interested in partnering with us on this service please complete this short Expression of Interest by 17:00 on September 7th 2018.

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We deliver these contracts in partnership with highly skilled local providers. Our approach to delivery is underpinned by our belief that
working together is essential to achieving a positive outcome and fully meeting the needs of those our programmes support. Through these contracts we work with a broad range of people, including vulnerable young people, unemployed people, people who have recently been made redundant and people who need support to upskill or to re-skill.

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#Focus5 aims to help some of the South West’s most vulnerable young people to make positive steps towards education, employment and training. The Project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. #Focus5 will provide in-depth support to young people aged 15-18 across the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership area, and make a real difference to their lives.

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Working with us

We currently work with a wide variety of subcontractors and providers across the whole business and base our practices on Merlin principles. Working with a range of partners enables us to enhance our offering to customers and commissioners alike and these partners are a mix of SME’s, social enterprises, larger corporate organisations and local authorities. Within our supply chain we champion the sharing of best practice and knowledge with open lines of communication to maximise funding streams and opportunities.

As a group we have ambitions to build on current projects in new areas across the county, with many of our services scalable and mobile, as well as move into new areas of activity complimentary to our areas of expertise.

A not-for-profit, CSW is driven by impact and success, not shareholders, so are able to reinvest in products and services to further improve that impact. We offer our supply chain partners a transparent and open way of working, allowing for developing best practice and a team approach to delivery. The breadth of our working makes us an attractive partner for smaller or voluntary organisations who may lack the resources or scope to bid in to larger contracts. Equally we make a good partner for larger organisations looking to broaden their scope and access new areas with our broad variety of work, specialised knowledge and strong relationships with commissioners.

CSW Group regularly looks to the market for new partners, both on existing contracts and future bidding opportunities. We welcome interest from business of all size and sector to build on our dynamic, enthusiastic network and further enhance our offering.

Email bizdev@cswgroup.co.uk to express an interest.