Tag Archives: Careers Guidance

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 […]

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 […]

Career Education Workshop – 1st July 2014

Leading Careers Management and Personal Development organisation, Inspira, is offering a free one day workshop to help head teachers and their staff create value for money Careers Education programmes which meet Ofsted standards. For more information click here Careers Guidance Workshop The day starts at 9.45am until 4.30pm. Taking place at Rheged, Penrith, the free day includes lunch […]

Oftsed – Careers Guidance in schools not working well enough

Since September 2012, secondary schools have been legally responsible for securing access to independent and impartial careers guidance for all their students in Years 9 to 11. Yesterday Ofsted published a report on the current state of Careers Guidance finding that over three-quarters of secondary schools were failing to provide adequate careers guidance for their […]

Are Cumbria’s teenagers getting the best careers advice?

GCSE examinations resume across the country today   but how will the final grades help the teenagers sitting them secure jobs in the future? The law now says that schools must provide pupils with impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) on all post-16 options. Despite concerns raised last year before the changes were introduced fears continue […]