Tag Archives: Barrow

Young given taste of potential careers

From engineering and science, to health and finance, young people discovered exactly what skills they will need for future careers. SkillsFest 2015 brought primary, secondary and post-16 students together with major South Cumbria employers, training providers and colleges on Saturday. The aim of the Inspira and Furness Education and Skills Partnership event was to promote key employability […]

BIG DEBATE: Plenty to see at skills showcase

SKILLSFEST 2015 takes place at The Forum in Barrow this Saturday, from 11am to 2.30pm. Key Furness businesses and learning providers will be on hand to give face-to-face advice and information, and to demonstrate the types of careers available locally. Today we ask about the importance of businesses and organisations to promote key employability skills […]

Gearing up for a Barrow showcase of next generation of jobs

SKILLSFEST 2015 takes place this weekend and will provide young people with the chance to take part in a range of activities and discover what skills businesses are looking for. A host of companies, training organisations and schools will be running interactive activities to promote key employability skills. Skillsfest, organised by Inspira Furness Education and […]

Inspira Column- National Careers Service

Have you recently been made redundant? Do you feel at a loss when it comes to job applications? Whether you’re struggling to find a career after a long time out of employment or searching for that all-important first job, the National Careers Service can help solve your problems by providing access to independent, impartial advice […]

Inspira Column- New Year, New Start

Despite the bad weather, there was a great turnout at the New Year, New Start event at the Advice Services Centre in Barrow  a couple of weeks ago. SARAH WILLIAMS, Inspira’s Area Manager in Furness, talks abut the success of the event, and further opportunities in 2015 for young people to increase their chances of […]

Young people set to takeover Advice Services Centre

In order to recognise National Takeover Day this Friday, 15 Furness Academy students have been invited to “takeover” our Furness Advice Services centre. They will benefit from the experience of a professional environment, and learn more about what goes on at one of our Inspira offices. It will also allow the chance for these young people […]

Teens tell how voluntary work boosted their skills

Sixteen-year-olds from across Furness and Millom have completed three weeks on the National Citizen Service programme and they have been carrying out 30 hours of social action. The teenagers have been working with charities and at community events, such as assisting with programme sales and traffic management at the North Lonsdale Agricultural Show and stewarding […]

NCS Volunteer Aisling’s Summer Challenge

It was a long summer for students waiting for their GCSE results. Volunteer Aisling McCracken gained nine GCSEs and also took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS).  For Aisling and those school leavers who have been busy taking part in NCS with Inspira in Cumbria the summer did not feel quite as long. The 16-year-old NCS students spent […]

Teenagers meet and learn about community organisations on National Citizen Service

After climbing up a mountain, cooking ration packs for their team and learning how it feels to make a meal from scratch in university halls, young people in Cumbria are now putting their skills of teamwork, confidence and ability to help others into action by putting them to the ultimate test – helping their own community. […]

National Citizen Service sends young people out on Outward Bound adventure.

On Monday June 30 we waved goodbye to four teams of 16 and 17-year-olds as they boarded the coach destined for Ullswater Outward Bound Centre. The following Monday we did the same as another 44 young people set off. As the schools break up for summer, thousands of 16 and 17-year-olds are starting their National […]