Lifelong leadership learning in Cumbria


Welcome to our resources page. You can find recordings, presentations, and links to other organisations on the topics below. If you can’t find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Early Career Development

Find out more on how to develop professionally.

Choosing Your Next Steps

Unsure which route to take? Undecided about an Apprenticeship or going to University?

Confidence Building

Confidence and self-belief is something which grows with time. Pushing yourself out your comfort zone can help to accelerate your skills and confidence development.


Networking is a great way to build your confidence and widen your connections with people outside your immediate sphere of influence.

Writing a personal statement

Writing your personal statement can be a daunting task. We have collated some useful resources from Cumbria Future Leaders partners for you to access.

CV Writing

Click here to download a helpful PowerPoint that will give you advice on how to write a professional CV.

Top tips for interviews

Simple tips that can help you impress the interviewer:

Mental Health

In April 2021 we ran one of our series of Your Future.Here events to support young people, and those that know or work with them, to update them about the local organisations that can provide mental health and wellbeing services in Cumbria.

Starting a Business

Do you see yourself as a budding entrepreneur? We've collated some useful resources to help you get started.

7 Key Skills for the Future

Listen to Bernie talk about the 7 Key Skills you need for the future at the Project Next Gen event in 2021.

Leadership Insights

Are you interested in a specific industry or career and would like the chance to speak to the experts? Attend one of our Leadership Insights events to find out how some of the top leaders in Cumbria got to where they are today.

Environmental Careers

Careers in Education

Construction Careers

Careers in Finance

Careers in Tourism

Apprenticeship Stories




Your Voice Topics

Local Government Reorganisation

In response to young people in the Cumbria Future Leaders networking telling us they are interested in the Local Government Reorganisation process, we worked with Cumbria County Council to facilitate a Your Voice event on the topic in May 2022.

Geological Disposal Facility

In November 2021, Cumbria Future Leaders facilitated a "Your Voice" event for young people in Cumbria to hear from scientists and Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) about nuclear waste disposal and the process of hosting a GDF in Cumbria.

Cumbria Coal Mine Debate

In May 2021, Cumbria Future Leaders facilitated a "Your Voice" event for young people in Cumbria to hear from leading professionals, and debate for and against the proposed new coal mine in Whitehaven, Cumbria. You can watch the full event recording here.

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Lifelong Leadership Learning in Cumbria