At CXK, we’re committed to working with a diverse network of partner organisations. Working collaboratively builds our capacity to offer a broad range of support across a wider geographical area – which means we can help more people in more ways.
At CXK we operate as both a prime contractor (direct funded) and a sub-contractor in the delivery of services, working with a variety of partner organisations. We also collaborate with a range of charities and organisations on projects, as well as working with businesses to support young people and adults across the south-east.
We’re proud to hold the Merlin Standard accreditation, which recognises sustainable excellence within the supply chains we manage. The aim of the Merlin Standard is to encourage excellent supply chain management and within this to ensure fair treatment of partners and subcontractors by Prime Contractors. Our compliance with the Merlin Standard is of utmost importance to us, and demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a healthy, high performing supply chain.
Our partners’ input is a vital component of the way we help our clients, and our partner organisations undertake a variety of roles. For instance, as a sub-contractor on our National Careers Service contract, or collaborating on a new vocational skills support programme. As a partner you might even sponsor our Family Kitchen project, support our fundraising activities or volunteer at our school careers events. We achieve so much more by working together.
If you’d like to find out more or are interested in working with us, get in touch. Alternatively, you can view our current partner opportunities here:
The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job.
Kent Community Foundation
Kent Community Foundation is part of a national network of 46 community foundations committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged.
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them. It supports charities, community groups, and people with great ideas – local or national, large or small. It also brings people and groups together: to share experiences, learn from each other and try new ways of working.
Port of Dover
The Port of Dover Community Fund has been established to benefit the Dover community and is focused on supporting projects and activities in the Dover area which provide opportunities to support people on the pathway into employment, and which enrich the social, cultural and environmental life of local communities.
Kent County Council is one of the largest member-led councils in the country. Our focus is on improving lives by ensuring that every pound spent in Kent delivers better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities and businesses. We are responsible for providing more than 300 public services across the county.
Mid Kent College
Mid Kent College is one of the largest further education and training providers in the south-east, offering an extensive range of learning and training services. Many of Mid Kent College’s courses have a heavy vocational element to them, helping students to develop the vital skills employers are looking for.
Medway Education Business Partnership (MEBP)
MEBP provides a system of support for schools and colleges, aimed at developing the employability skills of young people. We support a wide range of developmental activities, including work experience, mentoring, enterprise development and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshops.
East Kent College
As part of the EKC Group, EKC Work Higher offers employability courses that develop knowledge, core skills, expertise and individual mind-sets; all necessary skills for success in the workplace. Our aim is to help people to progress into employment or support them with further training to achieve their career goals.
TCHC offers practical business and workforce development solutions. Our current portfolio includes a mixture of commercially available training courses as well as publicly funded training and advice services. We’ve helped thousands of people facing redundancy or unemployment to re-train, improve their skills and confidence, and find rewarding new work.
Southend Borough Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is an award winning unitary authority located in south Essex delivering over 400 services to 175,000 local people. Southend Borough Council runs a number of projects to improve the outcomes for residences, employers and employees in the borough, helping people to progress into meaningful employment and education.
Colchester Institute is provider of high quality vocational education throughout north Essex, with campuses in Colchester, Braintree and Clacton. We provide a large number of different courses ranging from full, part-time, apprenticeships and degrees, which can enable students to enter employment straight away or progress onto High Education.
Romney Resource Centre
Romney Resource Centre is a leading charity in the heart of the Romney Marsh, committed to providing innovative careers and skills advice, training, education programmes and employment solutions to young people and adults. Helping improve life chances, building community vitality and full participation for economic and social prosperity.
The People Matter Trust
Our team of advisers at People Matter Trust provide help with CV writing, career guidance, business start-up, job search, applications & letters to employers. We offer a wide range of workshops and training opportunities and a popular Job Club. Prospective employers like our service because they find job applicants are job-ready and potentially suitable for employment.
Go Train supports an individual’s progress through the delivery of IAG, core skills (English, Maths, ICT), vocational training and personal development. Go Train is committed to meeting the learning and wider support needs of individuals, helping people to overcome barriers and realise their potential, while supporting their local community.
Inspire – Thurrock Council
Providing responsive youth services to prepare young people for the world of work. Our services are shaped by young people, for young people and include personalised packages of provision.
Employment and Skills Board
The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) was established in order to give employers a platform to shape skills provision across Essex. By working with large employers, academic institutions, SMEs and local government, the ESB creates solutions to the skills challenges that industries face and helps provide opportunities for people to build long-term careers.
Education and Skills Funding Agency
The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.
KATO – Kent Association of Training Organisations
The Kent Association of Training Organisations (KATO) represents the major training providers in Kent and Medway. It supports the interests of over 60 member organisations who deliver a variety of training programmes, including apprenticeships, bespoke training and business training.
The Prince’s Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.
“We have had a meaningful partnerships with CXK over the last 3 years. The CXK team from top to bottom have always been approachable, good communicators, and their understanding of the business has been excellent. As a result they have really helped our own team’s development.”
Employability & Skills Manager- Curriculum, Planning and Quality
“We have a really close and positive relationship with CXK who value us as peers and professionals. They always actively seek our contributions and views, and we constantly work together to improve the service to customers. CXK respect and listen to us as equals.”
Romney Resource 2000 Ltd.
“I have worked with CXK as a sub-contractor for a number of years on ESF projects and more recently the National Careers Service. The support they have provided to us and the wider network has been an influential factor in the success of the partnership.”
“CXK provides essential help and guidance to young people to ensure they have the right opportunities to pursue their careers. We are therefore delighted to be working with them on a work experience placement programme at Ashford International.”
Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility
“Our relationship with CXK has been friendly and supportive, yet autonomous within the pre-agreed outcomes of the contract. Young people in Thurrock have benefitted from CXK’s investment in their future.”
“The staff at CXK are supportive and friendly to work with. CXK maintain high standards but understand the individual differences and qualities of subcontractors. They use those differences effectively to meet the varying needs of our diverse client group.”
Ann Gillard CEO advice, job search
The People Matter Trust