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Apprenticeship Academy at Lakes College

Start your journey towards a successful career today - we are recruiting for more than 80 apprenticeship vacancies in Cumbria!

Now closed

Applications to our Apprenticeship Academy have now closed and will reopen in the 2024-25 academic year

If you have been through the academy process, your CV will continue to be shared with employers and you will be contacted directly by the company if you are selected for interview. Please let us know if you are successful in securing an apprenticeship outside of the academy.

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Join the Apprenticeship Academy!

Looking for an apprenticeship? Join the Apprenticeship Academy!

Lakes College has launched the Apprenticeship Academy programme to match budding apprentices with leading employers across Cumbria.

Join our Apprenticeship Academy to receive expert support with your CV and interview skills and help with finding the perfect opportunity for you.

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Lakes College apprentices are supported by teachers and coaches who deliver learning in college and in the workplace.

Workington (Lillyhall)

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Our friendly Careers and Admissions team can help to plan your next steps and work towards your dream career. Whether you’re a school leaver, unemployed and looking for work, looking for a career change or something else, our advisors can help you explore your options!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: applying for our Apprenticeship Academy does not automatically guarantee an apprenticeship. You will be supported by Lakes College with alternative options if you are unsuccessful in gaining an apprenticeship.

Once you apply to our academy, you will be invited to an assessment centre where we will offer advice for the best apprenticeship suited to you, interview skills and CV development training. We will contact you after you submit your application with dates and further information.

Lakes College will then share your application and CV with employers, who will shortlist for interview.

The college’s experienced careers team will offer support and guidance every step of your journey.

An apprenticeship consists of hands-on training in the workplace, where you earn a wage while working towards your qualification.

Apprentices are supported by their employer and Lakes College, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to allow them to thrive in their role.

At the end of an apprenticeship, an End-Point Assessment is completed to confirm the apprentice has successfully achieved the required standard.

Lakes College is the training provider, working with employers to recruit the right apprentice and supporting their development.

Our technically-qualified teachers and coaches deliver learning in college and in the workplace.

Lakes College supports apprentices throughout their apprenticeship to successful completion of the End-Point Assessment.

The employer pays the apprentice’s wages and provides on-the-job experience which meets the requirements of the apprenticeship.

This includes mentoring and support in the workplace, training opportunities and employment for the duration of the apprenticeship.

The End-Point Assessment is the final stage of an apprenticeship.

An assessor, independent of the employer and training provider, will confirm the apprentice has developed the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard for the role.

Knowledge, skills and behaviours are the core elements of an apprenticeship.

Knowledge makes up the theory and understanding of the work.

Skills are the practical and technical elements of completing the tasks.

Behaviours are the development of the apprentice’s professionalism.

Our approachable Careers and Admissions team is here to assist you with any questions you may have about planning your journey towards your ideal career. Whether you’ve recently finished school, are seeking employment, considering a career shift, or have other aspirations, our advisors are ready to guide you in exploring your possibilities.

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Please note:

Applying for our Apprenticeship Academy does not automatically guarantee you will secure an apprenticeship. You will be supported by Lakes College with alternative options if you are unsuccessful in gaining an apprenticeship at this stage.