Apprenticeships - We`ll take you further

We take apprenticeships seriously and we will invest in you. Our aim is to help you achieve your career goals.

As a Cumbria County Council apprentice not only will you make a positive difference to the people and communities within Cumbria, you will:

  • earn while you learn
  • work in a real job alongside highly skilled and experienced staff 
  • have an mentor who will provide you with advice and guidance
  • gain valuable transferrable on the job skills 
  • gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification 
  • get your home to work travel costs paid up to a maximum of £ 15 per week
  • be supported by our dedicated Apprenticeships Team

Whilst employed as an apprentice, you will study for your apprenticeship qualification with one of our high quality training providers.  Depending on the qualification that you are studying, you will study with them for 1-4 days a month.  You will also be able to take advantage of a range of additional in house training opportunities, both online and face to face.

While there is no guarantee that a position would become available at the end of your apprenticeship, as an apprentice you will have access to the council's internal job vacancies list which is only available to council employees, improving your chances of getting a permanent job.

In the last five years around 60% of apprentices secured a job with the council at the end of their apprenticeship, with others going on to jobs elsewhere or to further study and education.

An apprenticeship with us will set you up for an exciting and rewarding career, even if you're not sure what that might be right now!