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02 March 2018

National Apprenticeship Week in Cumbria - Council launches search for new apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week will see Cumbria County Council kick off a new campaign to recruit apprentices with a series of events taking place across the county.

We have many opportunities and they are varied, reflecting the range of functions the council is responsible for.  There’s more than you might think and that’s why we are inviting anyone interested to come and find out more:

Workington

  • Monday 5 March 3.30 - 6pm, Workington Fire Station, CA14 5BF

Barrow

  • Tuesday 6 March 3.30 - 6pm, Barrow Fire Station, LA14 2NS

Carlisle

  • Monday 5 March 4 - 7pm, the Council’s Apprenticeship Team will be attending the Apprenticeship evening at Inspira, 28 Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DH
  • Wednesday 7 March 3.30 - 6pm, Carlisle East Community Fire Station, CA1 3RA
  • Thursday 8 March 9am - 5pm, Cumbria House, Botchergate, CA1 1RD

Throughout March the county council will be recruiting to more than 70 apprenticeship opportunities across a range of areas that include engineering, social care, project management, business administration, customer services and many more.

The campaign will launch across social media on Monday 5th March and will focus on the quality of training and support offered, the breadth of opportunity at the council and the difference our apprentices make to the county and its residents.  Apprenticeship opportunities will then be released throughout National Apprenticeship Week and details can be found on the council website at www.cumbria.gov.uk/apprentice.

Cllr Janet Willis, Cabinet Member for Customers, Transformation and Fire and Rescue, said:

“The council is committed to apprenticeships and is making a big effort to develop our offer, over the next year we’ll be recruiting to well over 100 apprenticeship roles.

“Many people don’t realise how big an organisation we are and the wide range of services we provide - from business administration to road building.

“An apprenticeship with us provides one of the best possible starts to a career, indeed in the last five years over 93%  of our apprentices have secured a job or progressed further to higher education. I’d urge anyone thinking about their future to look at the apprenticeships we’ll have available."

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National Apprenticeship Week will see Cumbria County Council kick off a new campaign to recruit apprentices with a series of events taking place across the county.