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Youngsters left Inspired by STEM Event

Youngsters were inspired to take up careers in STEM industries at a major event supported by partners of Choose Cumbria.


Prestigious Skills Award for GSK Ulverston

GSK Ulverston has achieved the Skills Award at the Chemical Industry Awards (CIA) Dinner in Newcastle.

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Kendal College student to represent UK in global skills competition

Plumbing and Heating apprentice, Michael, will compete in 2019 WorldSkills Final.

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NCS summer of inspiration begins

Over 1,000 young people from Cumbria will take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) to develop essential skills for work and life.

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GSK wins national Brathay Apprentice Challenge

A team of apprentices are the pride of Cumbria after winning a prestigious national competition.

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Moving awareness film made by GSK apprentices spreads vital message far and wide

A deeply moving awareness film featuring the parents of an Ulverston boy who died after suffering an asthma attack is having a huge impact.

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GSK Ulverston apprentices go back to school to inspire next generation

Aspiring young professionals are going back to school to deliver a series of presentations about their career development.

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GSK Ulverston apprentice wins national school leavers award

A manufacturing apprentice from GSK Ulverston has picked up an accolade at the national School Leaver Awards held at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel.

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Apprentice team in running for national award

A team of apprentices are in the running for a prestigious award for their campaign launched in memory of an Ulverston schoolboy.

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Inspira urges local teens to change their lives this summer

Inspira is urging young people to sign up to the National Citizen Service programme after research revealed it can help them get into university.

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Ulverston apprentices launch asthma awareness campaign in memory of young footballer

A group of Ulverston apprentices have launched an asthma awareness campaign in memory of a talented young footballer.

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Engineers help charity spruce up building and garden on Walney

Engineers from GSK Ulverston supported young disabled people by volunteering to help a charity spruce up its building and garden.

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Barrow apprentice wins award at leading industry award

An apprentice from Barrow who works at GSK in Ulverston has been hailed for her talent at the Chemical Industry Awards.

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Hotel group teams up with top chef to launch culinary academy

A leading hotel group is serving up a new recipe to inspire young people to forge a career in the hospitality sector.

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University registered as apprenticeship training provider

The University of Cumbria has successfully applied to be registered as an apprenticeship training provider by the Skills Funding Agency.

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Residential helps Cumbria apprentices to build skills for life

A group of first year apprentices from Kimberly-Clark recently attended a four day personal development and team building residential event.

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Sellafield apprentices collect awards from Iron Maiden legend

Two Sellafield apprentices have been recognised as among the UK's best at a prestigious national awards, presented by a heavy metal legend.

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Hospital apprentices take first step towards nursing degree

A wave of healthcare apprentices from the area's hospitals are taking a step towards a nursing degree after completing their training on the wards.

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Students work with Ulverston apprentice mentors on health project

Pupils got kitted out for hands-on activities with apprentice mentors during a visit to global healthcare company GSK.


New apprenticeship manager for University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria his forging new links with employers to help them make the most of higher level and degree apprenticeship schemes.

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Defence secretary says ‘Barrow is leading the way’ as shipyard announces £25m training facility

Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon says "Barrow is leading the way" in British industry and apprenticeship training.