CUMBERLAND Council and Westmorland and Furness Council have begun searching for more than 60 apprentices. 

Apprenticeship opportunities are now available in a variety of different roles such as Civil Engineering, Highways Maintenance, Adult Support Care, Customer Service, Business Admin, Project Management, and more, with opportunities from Level 2 to Level 4.

The application window is now open and closes at midnight on Sunday, March 24.

Former civil engineering apprentice, Jack Gosling, is one of those who has secured a full-time role with Westmorland and Furness Council.

He said: “I decided to choose an apprenticeship purely for the fact I could earn whilst I learned.

“Having an income whilst learning motivated me more to excel in my work which brings the best out of me. By doing so, it’s benefitted me greatly as I have now secured a full-time role within the Network Management Team as a technician."

Councillor Elaine Lynch, Cumberland Council’s executive member for Lifelong Learning and Development, said: "We are delighted to launch this new apprenticeship recruitment drive, presenting more than 60 opportunities countywide across a variety of roles within local government."