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.

Careers services

Choose Cumbria
There are so many options in Cumbria. Whether you work in engineering, manufacturing, construction, life sciences, health, education, media, technical or support services, there's a career here for you. Ambitious? Think 'big fish in a small pond'; the opportunity to get noticed and progress quickly.
We are Inspira, a leading career management and personal development organisation operating in the North West of England. Our mission is to empower young people and adults with the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential in life and work. We partner with and work on behalf of many organisations across the North West to manage and deliver comprehensive programmes which produce results. Our programmes enable people to get back into work, shore up skills shortages, prepare young people for life after school and connect educational institutions with business to drive careers guidance from those in the know. We build strong and enduring partnerships with educational institutions, the private sector, third sector organisations, and local and national government.
National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don't want to miss. If you're 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 400,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don't. Miss. Out.
KBS Business Consultancy
We are a bespoke business support service, offering a wide range of advice and guidance to help you unlock the true potential of your business. Whether you are considering starting a new business or already established, I can offer advice, guidance and one-to-one support, to help you reach your business goals. All of the services I offer are completely bespoke and tailored to meet your business needs and objectives.

Useful careers websites

National Careers

This site includes a range of job profiles, employability tools and careers advice.

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.


Answer questions about what you find interesting and they’ll match you with job groups containing more than 400 job profiles.


Earn while you learn with an


A national search engine. Volunteering is a great way to discover what you like and don’t like doing. It also gives you valuable work experience which looks fantastic on your CV. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact employers directly.

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