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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.

Employer and Career Fair

Find all of the information below about our Employer and Careers Fair

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On Thursday, April 28th, we will be hosting an Employer and Careers Fair at Lakes College.

There will be local and national employers attending, along with careers experts, giving a chance for attendees to chat to them about their businesses and any available apprenticeship and recruitment opportunities.

It is also a great chance for employers to showcase their business to the next generation of workers.

The event will be open between 2pm and 6pm – there is no need to book a place, just drop in during this time!

To find out more about the benefits of studying an apprenticeship, click here

Discover some of our current apprenticeship vacancies here

For more information about the event, email

Employer and Careers FairSkills Hub Cumbria and Lakes College


News Release

Major employers sign up for college’s careers fair

The NHS, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and TSP Engineering will be among the companies showcasing their opportunities at Lakes College’s Employer and Careers Fair later this month.

Dozens of employers have signed up to attend the fair, which will be held at the college’s Lillyhall campus on April 28, and allow people to learn about apprenticeships.

With Covid-19 restrictions eased, the fair will provide the first chance in a number of years for companies to meet potential employees in person and share their career options.

The fair will also be an opportunity to see the Lakes College campus, which includes the National College for Nuclear and Construction Skills Centre, and discover the range of full-time courses, apprenticeships, T Levels and distance learning courses on offer.

Lakes College’s expert staff will also be on hand to offer careers advice and talk though the options available.

Chris Nattress, principal of Lakes College, said: “This is a fantastic chance to meet employers face to face and find out more about them and the opportunities they have to offer.

“You never know what a conversation may lead to so I would encourage people to make the most of this golden opportunity to speak to dozens of local companies.

“After a period where we have been unable to hold events like this due to Covid-19, it is great to be able to invite people onto our campus again where they can also see what wonderful facilities we have to offer.”

The event has also been backed by Copeland MP Trudy Harrison, who welcomed the chance to help employers address the skills gap in Cumbria.

Mrs Harrison said: “I think it’s great that we are able to hold events like this again after a challenging period due to the pandemic and I would encourage anyone looking to get a foot up on the careers ladder to go along and engage with the companies involved.

“Apprenticeships are such an important part of the careers landscape and Lakes College has amazing links with employers in the area to help people to make the most of the opportunities available.

“This is your chance to sell yourself to potential employers and make an impression, and for local companies it is an opportunity to see the strength and variety of the talent developing in the area.”

Employers signed up so far are: Persimmon Homes, Fairways Residential, Forth Engineering Ltd, Inspira, PPM Limited, React Engineering, BEC, Mitie, Createc, Energus, McMenon Engineering Services Limited, Thomas Graham, TSP Engineering, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Indelible Data Ltd, Genesis Homes and Russell Armer Homes, British Army, West House, Jacobs, Lake District Hotels, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, David Allen, robinson+co, Doosan Babcock, Kirklands Care Limited, Barclays Eagle Labs, Hello Future, Cumbria Tourism and PaR Systems.

The free event will be run on a drop-in basis from 2pm to 6pm, with no booking required.