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Our courses for September 2022 are now full and new applications closed – we’ve had a fantastic number of students joining us for the start of the academic year and we’re excited for their journey here at Lakes College.

We’re now looking forward to the 23/24 academic year and applications will open shortly – keep an eye on our website for updates.

Our next Open Event will take place on Wednesday, December 7th between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Apprenticeship Testimonials

Apprenticeship Testimonials

At Lakes College we have 780 apprentices studying with us, and we work with more than 700 employers.

Read below to find out their stories and successes and discover more about the apprenticeships we offer.

Introduction to Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

Principal Chris Nattress explains the benefits of an apprenticeship

Kayleigh Watson

Welding apprentice, Shepley Engineers Ltd

Corey McCullough

Groundworkers apprenticeship with DSD Construction

Aaron Groggins

HND Electrical and Electronic apprentice with Sellafield Ltd

Ewan Beck

Level 3 Infrastructure Technician

Brad Parke

Former Mechanical Engineering Apprentice, Forth Engineering

Aidan McFarland

Plumbing apprentice, R Stamper Plumbing

Reece Dixon

McMenon Engineering Services Ltd

Sophie Caffrey

Quality Process Engineer, Amcor Flexibles Cumbria

Martyne Simpson

Former apprentice, Atkins

Employer focus

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Employer focus

McMenon Engineering Services Ltd

Summer Thompson

Level 2 Commis Chef

Employer focus

James Fisher Nuclear

Samantha Graham

Level 2 Groundworker

Safeguarding our Apprentices and Employers

Safeguarding all our learners is a high priority at Lakes College.

Apprentices and employers are no exception and in particular reaching out to ensure learners (and their employers) in the workplace feel supported and informed of our commitment to them.

We are focusing on some specific themes this year, you can find out more about these themes by clicking here.