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Apprenticeships

Fantastic opportunity - we have 100 apprenticeship starts with local employers available!

We have 100 vacancies available in a wide range of subject areas.

You will carry out your apprenticeship with businesses across west Cumbria as well as learning the essential skills and gaining a qualification with us at the college.

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

List of apprenticeships available

Level 2 Engineering Operations Apprentice

Three positions available

Undertake training in the springs department, training to be a Springs Operative, with the potential to work as a setter in the future.

Full job description 

Salary: £8.50 p/h plus shift allowance (additional 12%)

If you’re interested in applying, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Under the supervision of teachers/senior staff, undertake a range of varied tasks to support teaching, learning and care by working with individuals or small groups of pupils. To inspire and challenge young people to enable them to develop into highly effective independent learners and achieve their full potential as individuals to become “the best that they can be”.

Start Date: 1st September 2021

Duration: 21 months

Salary: Apprenticeship National Wage 

Closing Date: 18th June

If you’re interested in applying, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Community Services Administration Apprentice

Copeland Borough Council has a new and exciting opportunity for a Community Services Administration Apprentice to join its Community Services team.

This apprenticeship will give the successful candidate the opportunity to learn new skills, achieve a nationally recognised qualification and gain invaluable work experience.

You will provide technical administrative support to the council’s waste collection services, trade waste, street cleansing and environmental enforcement by undertaking a range of tasks including compiling letters, maintaining filing systems, answering telephone calls and responding to emails. In addition, you will learn about recycling and waste collection within Copeland and support a busy team.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 GSCE grade A-C or 4-9, (including Maths and English) and excellent IT skills. The ideal candidate will enjoy working within a team, be able to use their own initiative and be keen to undertake an NVQ in Business Administration at Level 3.

Duration: 2 year fixed term

Salary: Voluntary Living Wage £17,942.41

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st June 2021

Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing 14 June 2021

Two-year apprenticeship, one day per week college

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs as well as other trades.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Whitehaven/Cleator Moor area
  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area
  • Employer based in the Maryport area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

 

12 month apprenticeship, college attendance tbc
The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition. Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team. They will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment. They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness. They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Workington area
  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

12 month apprenticeship, fully work based
Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems, materials handling equipment (MHE) or fork lift trucks.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Maryport area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • A west Cumbrian employer has a vacancy for a Painting and Decorating apprentice.

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the West Cumbria area
  • Employer based in the Maryport area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

18 month fully work based
Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Maryport area
  • A number of employers based in the Workington area
  • Employer based in the Egremont area
  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

  • Employer based in the Cockermouth area

12 month apprenticeship
The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Customer Service aims to build on good practice in any industry or to support their technical expertise in their job role, acknowledging the importance of effective communication and service delivery. Apprentices will be expected to deal with a range of customers face to face and will benefit from gaining knowledge, understanding and experience of dealing with both routine and more difficult customers, while building confidence in their use of communication.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Workington area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

12 month apprenticeship, one college day per week
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Cleator Moor area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Three-year apprenticeship, one day per week college
Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technicians has various pathways: Electrical, Mechanical, Control & Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine, Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector: These Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Lillyhall area
  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Three-year apprenticeship, one day per week college
Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complementing wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development. Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

Various Pathway options:
Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Product Design and Development Technician
Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
Technical Support Technician

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Lillyhall area
  • Employer based in the Workington area
  • Employer based in the Wigton area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

Three-year apprenticeship, one day per week college

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.  The technician must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills.   The technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Egremont area
  • Employers based in the Workington area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

18 months fully work based

Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child.  Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play. Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations. Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child. With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Workington area
  • Employer based in the West Cumbria area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

18 months fully work based

As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employers based in the Whitehaven area
  • Employer based in the Workington area
  • Employer based in the Millom area

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.

12 months fully work based

A hospitality team member can work in a range of establishments, for example bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. The role is very varied and although hospitality team members tend to specialise in an area, they have to be adaptable and ready to support team members across the business, for example during busy periods.  Specialist areas in hospitality include food and beverage service, serving alcoholic beverages, barista, food preparation, housekeeping, concierge and guest services, reception, reservations and conference and banqueting. The most important part of the role is developing fantastic ‘hospitality’ skills and knowledge such as recognising customer needs, knowing how to match them to the products and services of the business and working as part of a team to ensure that every customer.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • A number of employers based across Cumbria

If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions below, send your CV and cover Letter to team-sales@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300 for more information.