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 and Schools 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.

If you are a primary school or are looking to work with primary schools see the Primary Business Partnership.

Appfit - Get Fit for your Apprenticeship (Volunteers needed!)

11th January 2020 at 9:00am - 2:00pm
Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington CA14 4JW

Appfit: Get Fit for your Apprenticeship Organised by the BECBC Shadow Board, Appfit is an event which provides young people, seeking an apprenticeship, the tools to do so.

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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GEN2 Open Evening

13th January 2020 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
GEN2 Carlisle Skills Centre, Unit F2, Kingmoor Park South, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4RD

GEN2 Open Evening

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GEN2 Open Evening

16th January 2020 at 4:30pm - 7:15pm
GEN2, Lillyhall Skills Centre, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria

GEN2 Open Evening

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GEN2 Open Evening

20th January 2020 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
GEN2 Furness Skills Centre, Lightburn Trading Estate, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7NE

GEN2 Open Evening

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