A call has gone out for young people interested in the economic future of the county to join a new forum.

The Futures Forum has been created by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and will develop proposals on how issues could be addressed.

It is looking for 12 young people aged 18 to 35 to join the forum.

Andrew Wren, Cumbria LEP's s diversity champion will chair the forum in the first instance, with the intention to have one of its members as chair, going forward.

Mr Wren, said: “The Futures Forum,will make sure that our young people are actively involved.

"It is really important that those with the longest-term stake in Cumbria are influencing the LEP’s decisions and taking forward those issues most important to younger people."

Jo Lappin, Cumbria LEP chief executive, said: “The formation of the new Futures Forum is the final and important piece in Cumbria LEP’s governance structure – creating a body that really brings the views of Cumbria’s future leaders forward.

"There has already been a great deal of interest in the forum and we look forward to receiving some excellent applications”.

Members will be asked to commit a day per month.

Members must:

  • Live, work or study in Cumbria
  • Be committed to and interested in Cumbria’s economy, socio-economic issues and the development of strategies to address these
  • Be willing to reach out and engage with other young people to secure their views on issues relevant to the work of the Futures Forum
  • Be committed to personal development and willing to participate in development opportunities
  • Be willing to act as a brand ambassador for the LEP, promoting the views and issues of concern to young people to wider audiences

To apply, send a CV and letter to info@thecumbrialep.co.uk

Applications close at noon on Friday November 29.