Big bang fair

Enthusing young people about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths

Building my skills

Providing young people with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work, 

Happy Healthy lifestyles

Working with primary schools to improve health in the Furness area. 

Skills Fest 

Bringing businesses and young people together to explore the range of opportunities in the Furness Area



March 1, 2018

Amy and Neil visited Parkside GGI Academy on Thursday March 1st to deliver a special World Book Day 2018 Building my Skills session for Check Point 4 to the Year 2 class.

The theme for Check Point 4 of the Building My Skills programme is all about CVs and Covering Lette...

February 24, 2018

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock showed his support for Skills Fest attending the event and speaking to visitors about the wealth of opportunities for school leavers and how events such as Skills fest are important to help students understand the skills needed in th...

February 24, 2018

Over 4000 young people, parents and members of the public attended the premier careers event for Furness on Saturday 24th February. 

With over 50 exhibitors to choose from in areas from business, education, universities and youth organisations the event had a great atmo...

February 23, 2018

More than 50 employers and organisations will be at SkillsFest 2018, at The Forum, in Barrow between 10am and 3pm Saturday 24th Feb 2018 

Aspiring apprentices will be able to get top tips from a BAE about how to tackle aptitude tests.

The shipyard will host aptitude test...

February 21, 2018

Business representatives from the Teacher Engagement and Development Group in Ulverston went back to school this Wednesday to find out about changes to education and the challenges facing local schools. 

The TED group was set up by Siemens Subsea in Ulverston to engage...

December 15, 2017

This Christmas had an exciting opportunity  for Barrow Engineering Project schools to design the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Christmas card for 2018.  The card will be distributed to 2,500 of the Academy’s Fellows, contacts within industry and other charity’s as wel...

December 14, 2017

SCHOOL teams from across Furness and south Cumbria are competed at Furness College today in the Furness First Lego League Competition. 

Eighteen teams have been working on the First Lego League programme since September this year. There are double the number of teams fr...

November 8, 2017

Happy and Healthy Lifestyles is an exciting collaborative project between FESP, Primary Schools and Health representatives to come up with new ideas to tackle obesity in Barrow-in-Furness. 

In its pilot year (2016-17) 5 Primary schools took on the challenge. The at...

October 31, 2017

Once again the Royal Academy of Engineering are supporting BEP schools to promote events and activities during Tomorrow's Engineers Week. This year the RAEng have awarded 10 schools funding of up to £150 for a wide range of activities including data loggers for Furness...

October 18, 2017

This week saw the return of the Furness Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair returning to Furness College. Over the two days, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October, over 1,000 pupils engages with local science and engineering businesses, attended the Science Fair pr...

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Contact Us:

Furness Education and Skills Partnership 

Furness College 

Ironworks Road


LA14 2PJ

UK Registered Charity:

Registered: 24 April 2019

Charity No: 1183085

Some photography on this site kindly provided courtesy of The Mail 

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