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Opportunities & Weblinks

A list of useful websites and areas of interest.

Jobs & Carers

Start Profile

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.

Inspira (Cumbria) 01539 730045

Formerly Connexions, Inspira offers independent advice and guidance to young people & adults.

YPS (Lancashire)

Careers advice & support for young people.

Self-Employment (Federation of Small Businesses) (Cumbria) (South Lakes) (North Yorkshire) (Lancashire)



Information on how to apply and student finance.


The organisation that processes applications, it also includes a course search and budgeting tools.

Work Experience through Volunteering


A national search engine.

Cumbria Volunteering

Matching you with opportunities in Cumbria.


01539 742612/

Based in Kendal, supporting 16-24 year olds to access volunteering opportunities.

Lancashire Volunteering

Matching you with opportunities in Lancashire.

Contact employers directly

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: 

Gap Years & Work Abroad

Gap Years

Paid Work Abroad

International Citizen Service

Volunteer placements abroad for 18-25 year olds and Team Leader placements for 23-35 year olds

Useful all-round websites: