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Developing the workforce

We combine leading innovation, expert knowledge and groundbreaking research to develop the workforce in the commercial sector, NHS and the public sector more generally.

Here at the University of Cumbria, we have created and inspired many business leaders right here through our innovative courses, study options, and projects.

Whether you are looking to find an apprenticeship or for development opportunities for employers and employees, we can fast-track your progress. Choose from CPD courses or Project Management qualifications to boost your career - whatever your ambitions we are here to grow the skills of the workforce for the future.

Discover leading research, collaborate with our partners and even host your own industry event here at the university. There are many ways we can work together. Take a look at how we can be part of your future and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Why Choose University of Cumbria.

We are in the Top 5 in the UK for developing CEOs and MDs - according to rankings compiled by Hitachi Capital 2021

University of Cumbria is in the UK Top 10 Universities for developing business leaders. A study of 10 million graduates on LinkedIn measured the percentage of graduates that went on to be c-suite executives or business owners during their career.

Our people work with purpose and passion to find creative solutions for business growth. The business world never stops, we stay ahead by combining leading research, knowledge and expertise to give us the edge.

Top 15% Of UK universities whose graduates become small business founders.

Why Choose University of Cumbria.

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Our 2030 Plan

Headquartered in and from the incredible landscape and natural environment of Cumbria, with campuses in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside, and our capital city London (and Barrow from 2024), our academic, practice-based and applied research focus, and our approach to student and staff wellbeing, work environments and practices, draws on and respects this privileged position.

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