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National Careers Week 2023

Monday, March 6th to Saturday, March 11th

Lakes College celebrates National Careers Week 2023

Lakes College is celebrating the huge range of careers available in Cumbria and how we can help you to secure the perfect opportunity for you.

We are highlighting the incredible career paths, offering information, advice and guidance and promoting key resources as part of National Careers Week 2023 from Monday, March 6th to Saturday, March 11th

We spoke with current and former students and apprentices to find out how they got to the position they’re in today in their career, the support they received from Lakes College along the way, and important advice they would share with anyone looking to kickstart or change their own career.

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Thinking about going to uni?

Chat to current students to find out what life’s really like at university

Get careers inspiration

Read the experiences of people in a huge range of jobs

Information, advice and guidance

Get personalised advice and information from the National Careers Service

National Careers Week website

Visit the NCW 2023 pages to find a whole host of useful resources

Case study: Helen (Disney Cruise Line)

We spoke to ex-student Helen Elisabeth Thrower, currently working at Enchanté Restaurant (headed by 3-star Michelin star restaurant owner Chef Arnaud Lallement) aboard the Disney Wish Cruise Line.

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Case study: Jason (Workington Town)

Former student Jason Burrow shared with us how Lakes College helped him to find clarity on his career goals and turn his passion for physiotherapy and sport into a profession.

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Try the Careers Quiz

We know not everyone knows the career they want from an early age – but if you’re unsure we can help!

The UCAS Careers Quiz can help you to identify good career fits for your skills and preferences – and most importantly show you how you can reach your end goal of a job in those industries.

Try the quiz here!

Case study: Matt (Travelopia)

Matt Quinn was set up for his current career in talent acquisition and projects with Travelopia by an apprenticeship at Lakes College.

He told us how his apprenticeship gave him the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to get a head start on his dream career in the business world.

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Case study: Elizabeth (Jacobs)

Elizabeth Clingan wasn’t sure what steps to take to kickstart her career after leaving school – but Lakes College helped her to secure an amazing apprenticeship with Jacobs which is now setting her up for a career in health and safety.

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Looking for more careers support?

Looking for more careers support?

Visit our dedicated Careers Advice page to learn about more useful resources to help you understand your career options!

Click here to find out more!

Case study: Phil (Sellafield Ltd)

Phil Lowery’s journey to his current role as a Commissioning and Pre-Operations Section Leader at Sellafield Ltd began with an apprenticeship and has since included a HNC, HND and BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

He spoke to us about his role, benefits of learning at Lakes College and the best advice he would give anyone thinking about their career prospects.

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