Are you are graduate living in Cumbria? You're one of many, and there's plenty of support on hand.
The Cumbrian Graduate Network (CGN) was formed in 2016 by a group of BAE Systems Submarines graduates. Why? To create a vibrant and more inclusive social scene for new professionals - helping to attract graduates and keep them in the area.
How do they do it?
They provide a platform for professionals to develop stronger social ties and networks, encouraging industry in Cumbria to embrace a diverse range of demographics; driving growth, sustainability and engagement within Cumbrian communities.
The CGN now has over 150 members, which includes a diverse mix of young people. It grown to become a cross-business graduate network having developed ties with local industries such as Sellafield, NHS, GSK, Choose Cumbria and West Cumbrian Social Group.
"I initially moved into Cumbria not knowing anyone. My friends are scattered all over the UK and my family is thousands of miles away back in Indonesia.The network has had a great positive influence on me. I’ve attended various social dinners and have met friendly and lovely people.The network is definitely something I would recommend that new graduates join in order to meet new people and make new friends."'
Adrian, an engineer at GSK, relocated from Indonesia.