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What Cumbria Can Offer Young People Starting Out

What can Cumbria offer young people?

You're young, full of ambition, but completely overwhelmed. Where do you start?

Whether you're thinking of continuing your education or you're desperate to get into the workplace, then you need to weigh up the options.

Cumbria has so much going on: fantastic colleges, a bustling university, lots to do in your spare time, and some huge companies that are willing to invest money to develop young people.

Companies in Cumbria are looking for talent - that's why places like BAE Systems and GSK offer workplace opportunities if you don't want to take A-levels and a degree straight after GCSEs.

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Hannah took an alternative to Uni

Hannah Bell from Barrow-in-Furness, who completed a three-year apprenticeship at GSK in Ulverston, said:

"A lot of my friends went to university, so when they saw the opportunities I had, such as going to London quite a lot and rotation, shares, competitive salary, a lot of them started to change their minds about apprenticeships."

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