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Whether you know which career you want to start, or whether you are unsure, explore all opportunities to make a well-informed and realistic decision.

The below websites are a good starting point. They also have really useful skills assessments/quizzes to enable you to reflect on yourself first – your skills, experiences, work priorities & interests. They then suggest careers that match with these. Have a go and reflect on whether you agree with the jobs they’ve suggested! 

Speakers for Schools and WorldSkills host live broadcasts & talks with inspiring people working in a range of careers. To view previous recordings of Speakers for Schools Broadcasts, click here

Cumbria Future Leaders also host regular ‘careers insights’ events with local employers, with speakers from a variety of industries.

The Making a Decision pages give you more information on employment trends and areas with skills shortages.

All opportunities, big & small, will support you in developing your transferable skills, e.g. communication, organisation and time management, enabling you to learn more about yourself and support your career development. Trying different things can be great way to discover what you like and don’t like doing – you might even surprise yourself!

For information on saving money, moving home & finding accommodation, understanding payslips, budgeting and more, visit The Piggy Bank.

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