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31 January 2023

Free events for National Apprenticeship Week 2023

In celebration of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week Cumbria County Council are hosting a range of free events across the county to spread the news about their up-and-coming apprenticeship opportunities. 

Events will take place during National Apprenticeship Week between 6 and 12 February, see dates and venues below. The full timetable is also available at cumbria.gov.uk/apprentice. Advisors will be on hand to talk you through up-and-coming opportunities and what an apprenticeship can do for you.

Monday 6 February 2023
  • Workington Community Fire Station from 3.30pm to 6pm
  • Penrith Library from 3.30pm to 6pm

Tuesday 7 February 2023
  • Barrow Fire Station from 3.30pm to 6pm
  • Whitehaven Library from 3.30pm to 6pm

Wednesday 8 February 2023
  • Carlisle East Community Fire Station from 3pm to 6pm
  • Kendal College from 3.30pm to 6pm

Thursday 9 February 2023
  • Online event at 6pm

Friday 10 February 2023
  • Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle from 10am to 4pm

The events will provide help and advice to those starting a new career and considering the apprenticeship route. The events are aimed at young people, parents and carers who are interested in finding out more about the options available.

Cumbria County Council recruits dozens of new apprentices every year into a variety of different roles, including civil engineers, highways engineers, business administrators, project managers, accountants, firefighters and care workers. Many go on to secure permanent roles. Their award-winning Apprenticeship Team supports all applicants through the apprenticeship process, alongside their dedicated tutor.

This year successful apprenticeship candidates will start work for one of Cumbria’s new organisations, Westmorland and Furness Council, Cumberland Council or Cumbria Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority. This is an exciting time to join as Cumbria embarks on a new journey for local government.

Councillor Sue Sanderson, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said:

“Apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity for people to earn while they learn and many of our apprentices go on to secure permanent employment and further training.

“We have a vast range of opportunities coming soon. Whether you’re leaving school and looking to start a new career or already in employment, we have something to suit everyone.

“This is a particularly exciting time to be getting involved in local government services in Cumbria as we transform our councils through Local Government Reorganisation. Come with us on this journey and help us to deliver and shape services for the people of Cumbria. Drop in at one of our free events to find out more.”

For more information visit cumbria.gov.uk/apprentice or follow Cumbria County Council on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.



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In celebration of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week Cumbria County Council are hosting a range of free events across the county to spread the news about their up-and-coming apprenticeship opportunities.