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South Cumbria Pupil Referral Unit
15 Dec 2022

World of Work Day 2023

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Our speed networking event this academic year was a huge success. The focus and purpose of this year’s businesses was to introduce students to potential employers. The employers invited this year have apprenticeship vacancies from Level 1 to degree level. Students had previously looked at the Labour Market information in each of the business areas and the opportunities arising and past roles within the business. We had 9 sectors:



EDF Energy

Cumbria County Council


Morgan Sindall



Hair Bank

The event was a great success and here we have some testimonials from some of the professionals:

‘I have been really impressed by the young people I have spoken to. They demonstrated an impressive level of self-awareness and maturity at times beyond their years. Such polite and respectful young people. I hope they realise the level of employability skills they already have!’

Jane Kindsella

Traineeship Officer

Cumbria County Council


‘Brilliant event, some of the questions the students had were fantastic and they were very involved with the conversation. I would love to continue to work with the school as the students made it very welcoming.’

CPL Cummings



‘I really enjoyed this event, I would be more than happy to work with these students again.’

Colin Nash

Learning & Development Advisor