University of Cumbria's Employability Award helps you to recognise and develop your employability skills, providing you with a greater opportunity to get the job you want when you graduate.

Career Ahead will help you with:

  • Career action planning
  • Finding opportunities
  • Developing your employability skills
  • Recognising and evidencing your extracurricular achievements and skills
  • Practical experience to find and apply for jobs, prepare for and practice the interview process
  • On-going support and advice from the Careers and Employability team

Helping you to achieve your career goals!

Career Ahead is flexible; you can do it in your own time, with or without our support.

The framework includes 3 main elements (Bronze, Silver and Gold); you will need to complete all 3 elements to gain the full Award. However, you can complete the elements separately, choosing whichever elements are most relevant to you and receive a certificate for each stage. For example, if you only want to complete the Gold element you can!

View information on the different elements here: Bronze, Silver, Gold

All the information you need is on Blackboard, you can register for Career Ahead by self-enrolling. Watch our videos and look at the resources to help you through the different activities.

Contact for any further information.

Career Ahead Competition 2018

Announcing the University of Cumbria Career Ahead Competition!

Complete any element of the award and you will automatically be entered into our summer competition to win one of three awesome prizes!

- Bronze: £20 book voucher and a baby sized Gary the Gorilla!

- Silver: £30 book voucher and a standard sized Gary the Gorilla!

- Gold: £50 book voucher and a GIANT sized Gary the Gorilla!


Each winner will also get a bag of Gary’s goodies containing:

- My Pro Planner careers planner

- Notebook, pens and sticky notes

- A copy of 'You’re Hired! Graduate Career Handbook'

- Career Ahead merchandise

- Eco coffee cup

- Stress banana

Head over to BlackBoard now to start your Career Ahead journey!  

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