Category Archives: Press Releases

Teens experience stress about future choices

A Lancashire teenager offers advice for stressed out teens as pressure around future decisions mounts. A new study from National Citizen Service (NCS), the youth empowerment programme, reveals a rise in children as young as 12 who are suffering from stress-related illnesses. As the new study reveals 9 in 10 young people are expected to experience […]

National Careers Service begins a new and improved contract

Today, the National Careers Service will be enhanced to help more people improve their career prospects. Delivered and managed by Inspira in Cumbria and North Lancashire, the National Careers Service is available free to every adult in England, and can help people transform their working lives. One of the major changes will be a regional […]

Local company Inspira awarded Merlin Standard for supply chain management

Inspira the leading personal development and career management company based in Cumbria has been awarded the Merlin Standard. Developed by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), the Standard is designed to recognise and promote sustainable excellence within supply chains. At a rating of 77% Inspira is currently joint 5th out of 31 organisations. Inspira’s […]

West Cumbrian jobs and employability skills to be showcased in innovative careers event.

Up to 650 pupils, aged 10 to 11 years old, from 23 West Cumbrian schools have the opportunity to find out more about jobs and employability skills in an innovative ‘hands-on’ careers awareness event – ‘Jobs in our community’. To be held at the Leisure Centre, Workington on the 10th and 11th June, pupils will […]

Statutory guidance on careers advice gives clarity to schools and learning providers.

This week’s publication of the guidance comes as part of a broader government shift towards more rigorous career planning support, as outlined in its inspiration vision statement, published in September 2013. Announcing the guidance in the Commons, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Building links between the worlds of education and work is a vital part […]

Employers wanted for young people’s ‘Apprentice’ workshops

Social enterprise company, Inspira, is calling on employers and community organisations in Eden and North Cumbria to take part in ‘Apprentice’ style workshops this summer, part of their dynamic and innovative National Citizen Service (NCS) programme aimed at 16 & 17 year olds. Over 400 local young people will be spending time getting to know […]

Career opportunities to be showcased in Barrow

The Barrow Advice Services centre run by Inspira is holding an Opportunities event on Thursday 16 January from 2pm until 6pm. Twelve training providers will be on hand with information about vacancies they have for apprenticeships, traineeships and other courses young people and adults in the Furness area may be interested in. “It is an […]

Over 700 people celebrate at the National Citizen Service Graduation

More than 700 people from Cumbria attended the National Citizen Service (NCS) Graduation ceremony at Rheged, Penrith on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of 473 young people from Cumbria and award four young Cumbrians with an Outstanding Achievement Award. Over the Summer, the young people said YES to the three week + 30hr volunteer time […]

NCS participants attempting World Record in Carlisle this afternoon

Young people from Carlisle are attempting  to set a world record for the tallest spiral tower of two pence pieces at The Sands Centre this afternoon. They aim to build a tower measuring approximately six feet tall. The young people are part of this year’s National Citizen Service. Throughout the week they have undertaken fundraising […]

Cumbrian Art project recognised for North West Arts Award

Local digital arts youth programme ‘Art Locates Me’ (ALM) delivered by Inspira, has been recognised for the impact it has made in Cumbria at an Art Awards ceremony in Manchester this week. Will Fisher from Milnthorpe, Cumbria was ask to attend the ceremony at Z-arts on Tuesday to collect the ‘Big Impact Award’ on behalf […]