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

[N]ational 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.

There are no limits to the apprenticeship opportunities at the county council, there’s more than you might think and that’s why we are inviting anyone interested to come and find out more:


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


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


  • Monday 5 March 4 – 7pm, 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 service areas including engineering, fire and rescue, social care, project management and many more.

The campaign will launch across social media on Monday 5th March and focuses 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.

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 huge range of what we do – from business administration to road building to fire and rescue.

“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 permanent job or progressed further to higher education. I’d urge anyone thinking about their future to look at the apprenticeships we’ll have available.”