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Tuesday November 6, 2018

Skills Fest on Saturday November 17, 2018...

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Wednesday October 3, 2018

Scholarship opportunity for young person in Allerdale and Copeland

Dr Kate Granger Scholarship

A scholarship available each year for one Cumbrian student, The Dr Kate Granger Scholarship, offered jointly by UCLan and the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The scholarship will cover all tuition fees for the duration of the 5 year programme and clinical placement costs in the respective Trusts, plus a bursary for subsistence which will be equal to the maximum amount of subsistence allowance that the Student would be entitled to if they were to borrow from the Student Loans Company. The latter will be means tested as part of the UCLan's MBBS UK Scholarship application process.

Scholarship students will be taught alongside the MBBS cohort throughout the 5 year programme, commencing at the Preston campus.

The successful applicants will ideally be resident in Copeland or Allerdale. If no successful applicant from Copeland or Allerdale is eligible then students from the wider Cumbria region will be considered.

We particularly welcome applications from widening participation students and those who may have faced barriers to HE.

More information can be found at:

Course page

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Tuesday September 4, 2018

Are you ready to go back to school?

Come top of the class with these calendar activities...

BSCP Calendar requests - up until half term in October

Workington Academy - Careers Assemblies - 2 volunteers this half term
The academy would like to run a number of careers assemblies for their Year 7, 8 and 9 cohorts. Dates available across the academic year, all short morning slots, 8.30-9am, presentation lasts 10-15 mins, any day available - Monday to Friday. W/c 24th September Year 7 - W/c 8th October Year 9

25th September Solway School - Careers Assemblies - 1 volunteer
The school would like to run a number of whole school careers assemblies. Dates available across the academic year, always last Tuesday of every month, short morning slots, 8.30-9am. 

26th September - Whitehaven Academy Mock Interviews - Year 11's 9-11.30am c20 delegates

End September TBC - Whitehaven Academy - Social Media Savvy Sessions
Volunteers sought willing to deliver 1 or 2 sessions to Years 7 and 8 

4th October - Workington Academy Mock Interviews - Year 11, 9-12.30am c25 delegates

10th October - St Benedicts Work Ready Mock Interviews - Sixth Form, 9-11.30 c20 delegates

We now have bookings throughout the academic year, if you're not available this term please look at future months to see if you can help, your support as ever, is much appreciated.

Something a bit different...

The Careers & Enterprise Company are funding more employer mentoring in school. Working 1:1 with Y8-10 students over 6-9 months. Really rewarding scheme, coordinated and supported by Inspira. Induction, DBS screening, etc... all done.

Special request from Young Enterprise: they are looking for business volunteers to mentor school teams entering their sixth form competition. Let me know if you'd be interested.  

I look forward to welcoming you back into school.

Best regards

Vicky Ritson
Employer Engagement Assistant, Inspira

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Tuesday July 17, 2018

The Young Potentials Programme...

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Tuesday July 17, 2018

Access to Apprenticeships — fully funded bursary for students — Workington

Gen2 has acquired funding from the City and Guilds Group to fund 10 learners through a Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations qualification.

This will be a 2.5 day a week training programme delivered at our Head Office in Lillyhall, for students aged between 16-18 by September 2018, who have yet to secure an apprenticeship.

They will study a range of practical units including mechanical, welding, electrical etc., as well as gain key employability skills and work experience activities.

Because this is fully funded by City and Guilds Group, we need to ensure bursaries are awarded to the right applicants (those in most financial need) and therefore I was wondering if you could help me promote this but please be aware, students who wish to apply MUST meet 2 of the 5 eligibility points below:

  1. First generation to go to university
  2. A care leaver
  3. In receipt of, or previously been eligible for, free school meals (FSM)
  4. Either fewer than five GCSEs at C/5 and above, including English or Maths or past or predicted grades CCC or less at A-level (or equivalent)
  5. Lives in 30% of most deprived area of the UK. *measured by the indices of deprivation

In addition to the above, the funding for this course will also cover the following for successful learners:

  • Travel to the course and to home
  • Food/beverages allowance for the course
  • If necessary, childcare can be claimed
  • Books and learning materials for the course

To apply or for further information, contact the HR department at .

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Friday June 29, 2018

NHS 70 Celebrations. Click here for more information...

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Friday June 29, 2018

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Friday June 29, 2018

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