Attendee to trainee, Elle Edwards credits NCS for her new job

Not only is NCS fun, but so many young people who have done the programme, credit it for learning valuable life skills and helping them to land their first job. Here is Ellie's story. Read more

Feel good and gain employability skills

NCS is a fantastic programme for 16-18yr olds. From developing employability skills, to giving back - NCS has proved to be a life changer for many NCS Grads. Read more

Employability course can help 18-24yr olds kickstart their careers

Many 18-24 yr olds are still finding their dream career - find out how Vinny and Poppy found help with Inspira. Read more

Did you know NCS is the perfect (& paid) personal development programme for Adults?

Thinking about doing some personal development?Look no further than NCS, and become a summer staff member. Read more

Helping Employers support their at risk of redundancy employers

Being at risk of redundancy is a distressing time. Hear Maureen's* story about the help she received through her employer and individually, with Inspira. Read more

Helping young people develop the skills they need for life

NCS is a once in a life time experience for 16/17 year olds - find out from Inspira's career expert Deb Naylor what employers think, and why all young people should take part Read more

How Charity Work Can Improve Your Marketability

Looking for a job? Contributor Christie talks about how volunteering can help you market yourself. Read more

Can you give an hour?

The Careers and Enterprise Company have launched their campaign 'Give an Hour' - encouraging SMEs to inspire young people. Interested? Find out more. Read more

The benefits of work experience

Deb Naylor, our career expert, talks about her first work experience, and how young people of all abilities can benefit from experiencing the workplace. Read more

In today's world of work, soft skills are a must

When employers talk about soft and hard skills - what do they actually mean? Deb Naylor talks us through it and also has some top tips on how to use them to land yourself a job. Read more

How can you help your son/daughter make career decisions?

Giving advice to your son or daughter maybe daunting when some future career options don't even exist today. To give you a steer, Deb Naylor, career expert with Inspira, talks about some practical things you can do to get them on the right track. Read more

From Carlisle to London for one NCS Grad

An amazing example of how you can stay involved with National Citizen Service once you become a Grad! Make the most of every opportunity and 'get involved where you can'. Read more

Time for a new job or career?

Find out what the five top tips from our Area Operations Manager Deb Naylor are to finding your new job or career this year. Read more

Young people squash stigmas with social action

Young people lead the way in raising awareness of mental health Read more

Flexibility key to ensuring a skilled workforce is in place to fill future county skill gaps

What does flexibility mean in the workplace and how can we encourage more options to ensure we meet the skills gap of the future Read more

Seasonal jobs - a great way to start a new career

With lots of Xmas vacancies being advertised, Louise Latta talks about the benefits of seasonal jobs. Read more

Nuclear industry calls out for more women

The nuclear sector is trying to attract more women into its ranks, will it succeed? Read more

Digital skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution - what do we really need?

What is the 4th Industrial Revolution - how do we prepare for it? Read more

Callout for mentors in the Agribusiness sector

For Cumbria, Agribusiness is an important sector, find out why we need more mentors to inspire young people. Read more

Our NCS journey and making a video for mental health

A team from Barrow talk about their NCS experience and how they decided to create a video for mental health Read more

NCS has been a turning point in my life

Read about Shannon's experience on NCS and her continued NCS journey. Read more