Help for 13-18 year olds

Inspira's roots are firmly embedded in helping young people in Cumbria choose the right path. We are embedded in the local communities, improving your employability, health and well-being.

Deciding on the right career path can seem daunting, whether it's choosing the right GCSEs, A Levels, or college courses, but we are here to help you each step of the way.

Our expert advisers are dedicated to helping you navigate all the choices available, ensuring you feel confident and informed about the options that align with your interests, skills, and aspirations.

If you're thinking about entering the workforce or pursuing an apprenticeship, we're here to offer comprehensive support in all aspects of these options from conducting effective job searches to creating standout CVs, applications, and covering letters. We can also equip you with invaluable interview skills and preparation tips to ensure you make a strong impression on potential employers.

Inspira also offer Targeted Careers Advice and Guidance to young people, our expert team of advisers provide support starting in year 9, helping students identify their GCSE options and in year 10 providing input on skills needed for the workforce. Our main work takes place in year 11 with one-to-one meetings focused on career guidance and creating a plan for the future. Advisers also offer support with applications, CV building, and familiarisation visits to providers. Find out more here.

If you are thinking about your options post 16, we have some great resources and information based on the Cumbrian local authority area you live in:

  1. Westmorland and Furness Council (Barrow, South Lakes and Eden).
  2. Cumberland Council (Carlisle, Allerdale and Copeland).

If you are between 13 and 18, and need some extra support with what you are going to do next, get in touch - our careers advisers and progression coaches are here to help you!

Let us help you Be Bold, Be Relevant and Be Resilient.

To book a free 1:1 appointment with one of our advisers - email, call us or use our form and we will arrange an online or phone appointment with you.

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