Opportunities & Weblinks
A list of useful websites and areas of interest.
A free national website that covers all the stages of career planning - explore your skills & interests, see suggested careers and find relevant courses, apprenticeships and jobs close to where you live.
3-minute videos from people in different careers, talking about what the job entails.
National Careers Website
This site includes a range of job profiles, employability tools and careers advice.
Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship.
www.inspira.org.uk/ 01539 730045
Formerly Connexions, Inspira offers independent advice and guidance to young people & adults.
Careers advice & support for young people.
www.fsb.org.uk (Federation of Small Businesses)
www.investinsouthlakeland.co.uk/business-support (South Lakes)
www.wnychamber.co.uk (North Yorkshire)
Information on how to apply and student finance.
The organisation that processes applications, it also includes a course search and budgeting tools.
A national search engine.
Matching you with opportunities in Cumbria.
01539 742612/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Kendal, supporting 16-24 year olds to access volunteering opportunities.
Matching you with opportunities in Lancashire.
For jobs & volunteering opportunities
70% of opportunities are not advertised!
Speak to someone in person if you can. Give them your CV & a covering letter, explaining your relevant skills & why you’d like to work for them.
There are full-time and part-time courses run by libraries, colleges, schools. Online courses:
Paid Work Abroad
International Citizen Service
Volunteer placements abroad for 18-25 year olds and Team Leader placements for 23-35 year olds