SkillsFest brings together employers, voluntary organisations, universities, colleges and training providers to showcase the huge range of careers & opportunities in Cumbria.

SkillsFest Employers

Over the next 3 years, as people retire and the demand for skilled workers increases, it’s estimated that Cumbria will have an additional 80,000 job vacancies*. It’s an exciting time with lots of opportunities available to you, so start that journey by browsing our employers.

SkillsFest Training Providers

Schools, colleges, universities and other training providers offer a range of courses and qualifications, from training on the job to full-time courses. It is estimated that 41% of the vacancies to be created by 2021 will be for skilled workers at Level 4 or above.

*Source: Cumbria Chamber of Commerce 2018

Looking for some careers advice?

Local careers information, advice and guidance are available to young people via their school or college, and to adults via Inspira and other local providers. Individual appointments and a range of events are on offer, to help you make decisions and plan your next step.