Skills Support Contracts

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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Solent Skills Support for the Workforce

Bespoke training for individuals over the age of 16 who are employed, at risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant.

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Devon & Somerset Skills for Young People

15 – 24 year olds who are not in education, training or employment or are at risk of falling out of education, training or employment within Devon and Somerset.

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Dorset Skills for Young People

15- 24 year olds who are not in education, training or employment or are at risk of falling out of education, training or employment within Dorset.

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Previous Skills Support Contracts

CSW successfully delivered a number of ESF funded contracts between 2016 and 2019, across the wider South West and Solent. These contracts included Family and Community Essential Skills, NEET Support, CEIAG for Adults and Employment Skills Support. Click here to view the previous contracts.

Working in partnership and opportunities

We are pleased to offer specialist services to support economically inactive and unemployed adults from the Atlantic and Moor area of Cornwall through our The Building Better Opportunities Working Together project which funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund, read more here.

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.

Our Expression of Interest is currently open until Friday 21st June for limited requirements. Please get in touch should you have any questions:

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