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Monday February 4, 2019

National Nuclear Laboratory Year 12 Work Experience

The National Nuclear Laboratory Year 12 work experience is now available to apply for.

The placements will take place on the following dates:

  • 22nd to 26th July: Cumbria week 1
  • 29th July to 2nd August: Cumbria week 2

If you know someone who is interested in applying for a place, please go to NNL .

Important! The deadline for applications is 14th February 2019. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

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Thursday January 10, 2019

Explorations in clinical vascular optics — shedding light on the opportunity.

Contact name:
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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

Scholarship info

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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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