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An apprenticeship with us will open a door to a career you might not even have thought of. And we'll support you to get there.

7 reasons to choose us

You'll work in a real job alongside highly skilled and experienced staff.

You'll be assigned a mentor from day one, who will provide you with day to day support, advice and guidance.

You'll gain valuable and transferable on the job skills to help you in your career. An apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards.

You'll get your home to work travel costs paid up to a maximum of £15 per week.

While there is no guarantee that a position would become available at the end of your apprenticeship, you will have access to internal job vacancies which is only available to our employees, improving your chances of getting a permanent job. In the last five years the majority of apprentices secured a job at the end of their apprenticeship, with others going on to further study and education. An apprenticeship with us will set you up for an exciting and rewarding career, even if you're not sure what that might be right now!

Working for us brings all of the following benefits:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (one of the best)
  • Flexible working environments
  • Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to occupational health services
  • Staff offers and discounts

You'll receive additional support throughout your apprenticeship from the Apprenticeship Team.

You'll be supported throughout your apprenticeship by knowledgeable and experienced staff; have the resources and equipment you need to do the job and get a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

Examples of additional support we also provide include:

  • employability support 
  • support 
  • additional time to complete tasks in the workplace and/or in exams 
  • more frequent breaks
  • additional resources i.e. overlays or reading pens  
  • Access to Work
  • learning assessments

If you would like to have a chat with a member of the team about the support available, please telephone 01228 221400 or email

Please note, following Local Government Reorganisation, some of the content on these pages still refers to Cumbria County Council, but still remains relevant to the new organisations and the website will be updated in due course