Business and Schools Engagement Events

Young adults surveyed who recalled four or more activities with employers and businesses while at school were five times less likely to be NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and earned, on average, 18% more than peers who recalled no such activities.”

Source: Gatsby report by Sir John Holman


If you are an employer:

In conjunction with the calendar, the BSCP have developed a list of business resources/activities that can be booked by schools. These activities vary according to the company that provides them and can be delivered in collaboration with other businesses. If you would like to add your company details to the list contact Vicky Ritson, e:vicky.ritson@inspira.org.uk

Download the shopping list for our upcoming Business and School Engagement Events.
All information provided subject to change and addition. Last updated May 2018.

If you are a school:

Are you a teacher or careers lead looking for ways to get businesses into your school? Do you have an idea for the calendar or a request for support you don't know what to do with?

The BSCP Shopping List can help, download it to find a list of businesses offering their own particular activities to schools. These activities are bookable, via the Business and Schools Collaboration Programme, and offer real options to support your CIAG planning in school.

For more information contact Vicky Ritson: e:vicky.ritson@inspira.org.uk


The events listed below offer opportunities for you and your company to be part of those contacts and encounters with enterprise for young people in Cumbria. Find out more here or download details and support the Business School Collaboration Project financially here. Whatever you can offer, please get involved – and please let Vicky Ritson at Vicky.Ritson@inspira.org.uk know of any additional events.

West Lakes Academy Work Ready Morning (Volunteers needed!)

6th June 2018 at 8:30am - 12:30pm
West Lakes Academy, Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2DQ

West Lakes Academy Work Ready Morning - Working with Year 10 students

This event needs the support of volunteers. If you're able to offer your support to this event, please contact the organiser.

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West Cumbria Big Bang 2018 (Volunteers needed!)

18th June 2018 at 9:00am - 3:30pm
Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, CA14 4JW

West Cumbria Big Bang 2018

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Jobs in Our Community (Volunteers needed!)

19th June 2018 at 9:30am - 3:00pm
Lakes College, Lillyhall Business Park, Hallwood Road, Workington CA14 4JN

Jobs in Our Community

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Cockermouth School Work Ready Day (Volunteers needed!)

20th June 2018 at 10:00am - 4:30pm
Cockermouth School, Castlegate Drive, Cockermouth, CA13 9HF

Cockermouth School Year 12 Work Ready Day - Working with Year 12 students to provide experience of work/university interviews, selection day exercises and speed networking across a range of business sectors.

This event needs the support of volunteers. If you're able to offer your support to this event, please contact the organiser.

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St Joseph’s School WoW (Volunteers needed!)

22nd June 2018 at 9:00am - 12:30pm
St Joseph's School, Harrington Road, Workington, Cumbria CA14 3EE

St Joseph's School WoW - working with Year 9 students

This event needs the support of volunteers. If you're able to offer your support to this event, please contact the organiser.

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