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

Where are our Women in Industry?

Employability Day is at the end of the month, as we look to celebrate the day, we ask how obvious are our female role models? Read more

Diversity is a core principle for NCS, and it's not just us who believe it!

Have you heard about NCS? Well it is a programme we are incredibly excited about. Read more

Get involved in volunteering, you'll be amazed at the benefits

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, we take a look at some of the benefits of volunteering. Read more

confused.com, how finding out about apprenticeships changed my life

Emily Crooks from Carlisle talks about how an apprenticeship changed her life Read more

Construction pre-employment programme a focus for West Cumbria

Deputy Area Operations Manager, Chris Gibson talks about developing a construction pre-employment programme with Cumbria Housing. Read more

Finding a job or career suitable for you - part 2

How do you research and identify your perfect career? In the second part of this blog, Chris Darrall talks about strategies to help you. Read more

Finding a job or career suitable for you

In this two-part blog on Finding a job or career suitable for you, Chris Darrall talks about identifying your strengths and weaknesses through reflection. Read more

Local man, Bill Harper, talks about what it's like being an Enterprise Adviser

Local man Bill Harper talks about what it's like being an Enterprise Adviser, and how the Network can help young people. Read more