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Tuesday May 21, 2019

Are you interested in working in the gym / leisure industry? This Leisure Package starts on 28th May 2019. Limited places available.

During the 5 weeks learners have the possibility of completing 8 qualifications:-

  • Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Good Nutrition
  • Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid for Mental Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Employability Skills and Personal Development (including budgeting)

Along with the work experience and options to go on to achieve L2 gym instructors / circuit instructors and studio cycling instructors this is a great package for anyone wanting to gain employment.

If you are interested, please let me know ASAP to enable us to ensure all the funding is in place prior to commencement on 28th May 2019.

Please don't hesitate to ring anytime if you require any further information.

Chris Gibson​
Deputy Area Operations Manager, Inspira

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Wednesday May 15, 2019

EDT's Year in Industry (YINI) Scheme

Applications are open for the placement year 2019/20. In order to be considered for a placement, you will need to register with YINI, please follow the instructions below:

1. Fill in our on-line form at

2. Select your preferred region

3. Once you have submitted your on-line form, our Placements Applications team will email you to ask you to provide your Right to Work documentation and a CV in the YINI format within 1 week

4. You will then be invited to arrange a YINI telephone interview to discuss what kind of placement you are looking for

5. We will send your details out to companies that match your criteria and arrange company interviews for you

6. If successful, you will be offered a placement with the company which will start in the summer / autumn.

We look forward to receiving your application!

We will share your CV with companies for potential placements that match your requirements. You can withdraw from the scheme at any time by emailing

Your contact details will only be shared with a company and with your YINI Mentor once you have had a verbal offer of employment and verbally accepted. This is to enable the company to send you the formal offer letter and contract and for your mentor to contact you and provide support during your placement. In any other instance your specific permission will be requested.

We will hold your records for 6 years, providing you with a continued option to 'opt out' of further contact. After 6 years you will be asked to 'opt in' for further contact.

Apply Now!

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Wednesday April 17, 2019

IWED Local Event
When: Wednesday June 26, 2019
Where: Energus, Lillyhall

The Opportunity: Women in Engineering Society Centenary Year Celebration

In 2019 WES will be 100 years old, across the UK, organisations are celebrating Women in Engineering, "the present, remembering the past and changing the future", Sellafield is having an event to mark the WES Centenary Year and celebrate the successes of our women in engineering. We are also looking forward with the aim of accelerating Sellafield's transformation with respect to Equality Inclusion and diversity such that we become the company we strive to be where talent is recognised and high performance made visible and is celebrated regardless of gender.

Strategic Aims

To recognise and celebrate the high performance and talent of our female engineers and promote the visibility of our women and what they have already achieved over the past 40 years at Sellafield.

To support transformation of Sellafield Ltd as we move forward with respect to equality, diversity and Inclusion. To put Sellafield Ltd in the national spot light as an organisation striving to go beyond the 9% of women in engineering roles.


  • To celebrate the many achievements of our women in engineering
  • To influence and challenge barriers, hence optimising individuals' potential and providing greater opportunities for diversity within our organisation
  • To provide inspiration to our younger female engineering community
  • To provide information services on engineering institutions and other services from within SL (eg family network)
  • To encourage our community to become Chartered Professionals
  • To promote networking between our female engineering community
  • To encourage our male peers to be active in inclusion and gender diversity issues

Key Messages

We have come a long way at Sellafield, increasing our numbers of diverse gender to start their careers in Engineering and Technical careers, with numerous individuals being recognised nationally for their achievements

We need to work hard together, all leaders, all genders, and all communities to support our engineers regardless of gender to maintain and grow their careers at Sellafield giving equal reward to both the enterprise and individual

Next Steps

  • To make visible the community of engineers (all genders) to enable those in early careers the opportunity to ask, learn and grow from others' experience, use of Mysites as a networking system akin to Linkedin
  • Collaborate with our leaders to ensure the voices of all genders are heard
  • Promises made today by individuals to be taken forward and actioned to make the change start to happen

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Thursday April 4, 2019

MBBS Scholarships

The University of Central Lancashire, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are offering 2 scholarships for the MBBS (Bachelor Medicine Bachelor Surgery) for UK students from the North West of England.

The scholarship offered jointly by UCLan and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is known as the Mackenzie Scholarship, while the scholarship offered jointly by UCLan North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, is known as the Dr Kate Granger Scholarship.

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.

Through these scholarships, the University and Trusts aim:

  • To support local, disadvantaged students in their application to medicine.
  • To support those whose circumstances mean they are unlikely to study medicine despite being academically capable.
  • To attract local doctors to NHS employment in the region.

ELIGIBILITY Dr Kate Granger scholarship: 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

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Thursday March 7, 2019

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with great mentor"
Japanese proverb

Inspira currently support employer mentors to work with 90 students across 6 schools in Carlisle and West Cumbria.

These volunteers work with pre-GCSE students exploring their study techniques, employability, careers options and anything else that comes up in conversation!

We have a small window of opportunity to help c20 more students. Could you, or someone you know, spare just one hour per month to mentor a student in school time?

This short programme runs between March and July. Places available for immediate start (subject to Enhanced DBS check and induction).

For more information go to

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Monday March 4, 2019

NCW has happened every year since 2011 and this year it is being held between the 4th to the 9th March 2019

#NCW2019 is the official hashtag for the week and it's a celebration of brilliant careers ideas, resources and experiences developed by educators all over the UK.

National Careers Week CIC is a non-profit organisation that is set up to promote, develop and share ideas and resources - FOR FREE - for educators to use. So how can you get involved?

1. A full suite of materials, games, tasks, tools and resources can be downloaded from the website at - where you can sign up for the newsletter.

2. Use the website to find out who your local NCW Ambassadors are and how to get in touch with them.

3. Down the full graphics pick and use them on your school website, twitter pages and other social media.

4. Print off the resources (Primary, Secondary and SEND school resources are available) and use them to start conversations.

5. Go to the pop-up site for 2019 and download everything super quick

6. Use the assembly templates to launch #NCW2019 in your school.

7. Share your great ideas and activities on Twitter / Instagram using the @CareersWeek tag and the #NCW2019 hashtag.

8. Check out the Case Studies on the website - they all won awards as exemplars of best practice.

9. Enter the #NCW2019 Competitions - there's one for Primary / SEND and Secondary.

10. Start great conversations with parents and local businesses about what work they do and why!

If you would like us to organise anything for your school as part of Primary Business Partnership please do get in touch with me ...

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Thursday February 21, 2019

Energus are excited to announce our 2019 Cyber Skills Open Evening

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Cyber Skills Pipeline across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group and the Nuclear Supply Chain, including talks from the NDA, Energus and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and a chance to learn more about the NCSC's Cyber First programme.

To book your place, please email

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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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