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Apprenticeships - More than you think

With almost 7000 employees Cumbria County Council is one of the biggest employers in Cumbria. We work right across the county providing a massive range of different services to the people of Cumbria.

An apprenticeship with us will open a door to a career you might not even have thought of. And we'll support you to get there.

We're responsible for:

  • Maintaining all the county's roads and Rights of Way, almost 10,000 miles of them
  • Supporting thousands of older or disabled people in their own homes or in residential homes
  • Supporting the hundreds of schools in the county
  • Running nearly 50 libraries and the county's archive service
  • Working with children and families in need and supporting over 200 foster carers who look after children who can't live with their own families
  • Running the Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
  • Planning for emergencies, like flooding
  • Dealing with the county's waste and rubbish
  • All the financial, legal and business aspects of running an organisation that has a budget of nearly half a billion pounds a year

And that's only a flavour of what we do. The bottom line is that you'll not find an employer able to offer a wider range of different career options than us.

And working for us brings all the benefits of one of the county's best employers:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexi time scheme* - no fixed start or finish times
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (one of the best)
  • Flexible working environments
  • Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to occupational health services
  • Access to financial services and loans
  • Staff offers and discounts

*T&Cs apply