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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all full-time students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

SkillsFest is an impartial event, where you can meet employers, universities and training providers to discover the range of opportunities available!

Connecting people with opportunities.

If you are an employer and interested in exhibiting, please email

SkillsFest brings together employers, voluntary organisations, universities, colleges and training providers to showcase the huge range of careers & opportunities in Cumbria. The event is taking place on our Milnthorpe Road Campus, is open to all and family activities are included.

For more information:

T: 01539 814700
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Just some of the confirmed exhibitors:

  • A Chance for Life
  • A Wilderness Way Ltd
  • Action for Wellbeing
  • Army Careers Centre
  • BAE Systems
  • Center Parcs
  • Citizens Advice Bureau Kendal
  • Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
  • Easy Recruit
  • Engaging Works
  • English Lakes Hotels
  • Exc@v8
  • Furness College
  • The Gilpin
  • Inspira
  • Kendal Care Home
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lancaster University
  • Lake District Hotel Association
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Mountain Goat
  • Myerscough College
  • Newton Rigg College
  • Oaklea Trust
  • Outward Bound Trust
  • Patterdale Hall
  • Royal Navy
  • Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
  • South Lakes Hotels
  • St Johns Hospice
  • Stagecoach
  • University of Cumbria
  • Yorkshire Bank

(Please ignore the maps below, the event is only happening at our Milnthorpe Road Campus. We can't turn them off!)

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