Cumberland Council is on a recruitment drive, searching for new apprentices to start this September.

Applications are now open and will close at midnight on Sunday, March 24.

Prospective employees can apply online, where they will find an array of vacancies across the Cumberland area including Carlisle, Workington, Whitehaven, and several other localities.

The breadth of roles on offer includes civil engineering, highways maintenance, adult support care, customer service, business admin, and early years educator.

Many successful apprentices will have the chance to secure permanent roles once they finish their apprenticeship.

For further information or to ask questions, contact the apprenticeship team on 01228 221400 or via email at

Adult social care worker at Cumberland Council, Francis Armstrong said: "The benefits of apprenticeships are massive, personally and professionally.

"Through the support and encouragement of colleagues, you develop new skills and knowledge every day."

Ms Armstrong completed her BA Social Work Apprenticeship through the council, going on to secure a career in local government.

Councillor Mark Fryer, leader of Cumberland Council, added: "An apprenticeship is a brilliant way to kickstart your career, or change career paths, as it is an opportunity to learn new skills and gain invaluable experience."

Cumberland Council’s executive member for lifelong learning and development, Councillor Elaine Lynch, said: "We invite aspiring individuals to seize this opportunity to kickstart a fulfilling career with us.

"Join our dynamic team, where apprentices are valued members integral to the progress of our communities.

"Apply now and embark on a journey of learning, growth, and contribution to the vibrant landscape of Cumberland."

To find out more about this initiative, visit the Cumbria Apprenticeships website or follow Cumberland Council on social media.