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Youth Hub
by A Awre (Staff) - Friday, 25 November 2016, 2:09 PM


The Youth Hub is a new initiative being introduced by Cumbria Job Centre aimed at young people.

It is an interactive online platform that will connect young people to employment opportunities, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience, labour market skills advice and much more!

The service is FREE to access and will be updated on a regular basis by jobcentre plus. 

As a taster there will be a twitter hour on Thursday 1st December 2016 11:00 - 12:00 called #CUMBRIAYOUTH.

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Local College Open Days & Evenings
by A Awre (Staff) - Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:37 AM

Local College Open Days & Evenings

Please see attached posters and click on links for more information...

Kendal College

Lancaster & Morecambe College 

Newton Rigg College

Myerscough College

Craven College

Preston's College

Furness College

Blackpool & The Fylde College


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National Careers Week
by A Awre (Staff) - Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:11 AM

National Careers Week 6th - 10th March 2017

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK.  The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

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Careers in Medicine
by A Awre (Staff) - Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:33 AM

So You Want To Be A Doctor?

Forthcoming Events:

  • 31st Annual LMI Medical Careers Conference - Mon 19 & Tues 20 December 2016

For further details see the attached information:

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by A Awre (Staff) - Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:25 PM

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

The National Apprenticeship Week will be taking place between 6 -10 March 2017.

Visit the National Apprenticeship Week 2017 webpage for the latest updates.

It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on ...

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Career Opportunities
by A Awre (Staff) - Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 2:33 PM


  • Employment & Apprenticeships
  • Careers Sites
  • Work Experience
  • Conferences/Open Days
  • Gap Year
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The Russell Group
by S Dixon (Staff) - Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:16 AM

The Russell Group

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector find out more HERE

Informed Choices…A Russell Group guide to making decisions about post-16 education

  • Download Informed Choices (PDF, 1.4MB) HERE
  • Download a printer-friendly version HERE

Russell group Universities…see attached for list of universities 

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Explore your Future Career
by S Dixon (Staff) - Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 5:12 PM

Research Your Future Career Interests Through...

U-Explore and National Careers Service  > Job Profiles

Research specific careers…

  • What’s it all about
  • What would I do
  • Money and Perks
  • Hours and Conditions
  • Skills and Qualities
  • ICT you will use
  • Qualification requirements
  • Options for all ages
  • Top Tips
  • Opportunities
  • Job Market Information 
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KMPG for School and College Leavers
by S Dixon (Staff) - Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 1:00 PM



Imagine accessing a FTSE 100 business straight after leaving school or college, while earning a salary, gaining skills, confidence and professional qualifications along the way.  

With KPMG, you can, so, take a look at the School and College Leaver Programmes and explore which career path is best for you here 

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Success at School
by S Dixon (Staff) - Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:29 AM

 Welcome to Success at School

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

Click on the links below or here for more information

Work Experience Ideas 

Why Study...Maths, English, Science, History etc?

Employability Skills 

Vocational Qualifications 

What are Facilitating Subjects? 

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Improve your chances of becoming a Doctor or Lawyer
by S Dixon (Staff) - Friday, 20 November 2015, 2:51 PM

             EPOC Careers Conferences

EPOC Careers Conferences organises events for students who want to become doctors or lawyers.  

These events will help you maximise your chances of being accepted into the university and profession of your choice.

For more information see attached poster or click Here

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Find the Right Path for You
by S Dixon (Staff) - Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:06 AM


Find the right path for you with this brand new magazine packed with advice and information on Apprenticeships and early careers.

It's totally free, and you can find it right here:

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Summer Law Schools 2016
by S Dixon (Staff) - Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 2:29 PM

Law Summer School 2016

Part 1 will include Criminal Law, Family Law and Jurisprudence and will take place on 11th-15th July (and repeated on the 18th-22nd July). 

 Part 2 will include Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law and will take place on 25th-29th July (and repeated 1st-5th August).

 Part 3 will include International Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Law and will take place on 8th-12th August (and repeated 22nd-26th August).

See more details for the Summer Law Schools, including booking forms, schedules, costs and student reviews here.

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Raising the Participation Age (RPA)
by S Dixon (Staff) - Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 11:31 AM

What is RPA?

 The Government has changed the law and from the start of the 2013/14 academic year, all young people are required to continue in education or training where they should gain an accredited qualification.

 From summer 2015 this will be until the age of 18 years.

 This doesn’t mean ...

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Local Labour Market Information
by S Dixon (Staff) - Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:06 PM

Local Labour Market Information

There are 243,000 people in Cumbria who are in either full time or part time work. Cumbria has particular concentrations in manufacturing, agriculture and accommodation & food services compared to other areas.

Knowing about the job market and employers’ needs can...

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