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BAE SYSTEMS Apprentices to Benefit from New State of the Art Facilities

Apprentices at BAE Systems Submarines’ Barrow site are now being trained at the company’s new Academy for Skills and Knowledge.

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Apprenticeships Offer Fantastic Benefits to Individuals and Employers

In an exclusive column Anne Milton, the Minister of State at the Department for Education, talks about the value of apprenticeships to Cumbria and the UK.

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Lighting systems expert joins high-profile manufacturing funding board

A Cumbrian aerospace and lighting systems specialist has joined the steering board of a £20 million initiative to boost the North West's manufacturing sector.

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GSK mark 70 years in south Cumbria with glittering ball

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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.


Workforce praised as Barrow shipyard is awarded ‘milestone’ £1.4bn Astute contract

Barrow’s shipyard has been awarded a new £1.4bn contract to deliver the next Astute-class submarine to the Royal Navy.

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Innovative Cumbrian company unveils “sustainable alternative to plastic”

A world-leading packaging innovator has launched a renewable and recyclable moulded packaging product which is a “sustainable alternative to plastic”.

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Cumbrian made crisp packets mark unlikely footballing victory

Commemorative crisp packets made in Cumbria have helped mark Leicester City’s unlikely Premier League victory.

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Ulverston firm lights the way with major contract

A firm that is lighting the way in the LED industry has won acclaim across the globe after securing a major contract.

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BAE expansion moves a step closer

PLANS for the latest major development in a shipyard have been unanimously backed, paving the way for the building of a new generation of submarines.

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South Cumbria business boosts profits

A EUROPEAN leader of providing household and and personal care products has reported an encouraging improvement in operating profits.

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Coffee cups become greeting cards at South Cumbria paper innovator

Cumbrian firm James Cropper has helped make the first range of greeting cards from recycled coffee cups.