Tag Archives: Furness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Over 1000 people attend the National Citizen Service Graduations

Over 500 young people from Cumbria graduated from the National Citizen Service summer programme on Saturday 18th October. Attended by a total of over 1000 people, six graduation ceremonies were held across three locations in the county.   Managed and delivered by Inspira in Cumbria and Lancashire, NCS is part of a government-backed scheme to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteering can give you the edge when it comes to employment.

Sarah Williams, area manager for Inspira in Furness recently talked to the North West Evening Mail about how volunteering can give you the edge when looking for a job. “When we work with people we are either helping them with career management advice or helping them with personal development. Through our National Careers Service programme […]

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 […]