What can Kendal College offer you?
We have a vast offering of apprenticeships and work with a wide range of employers. The right one for you will depend on your skills, interests and experience. You can't study an apprenticeship without being employed first, but we can help and advise you with this.
- A full-time job with training
- Earn a wage & receive paid holidays
- Highly valued by employers
- Available at no cost to the apprentice
- Level 2 to Level 7 training
- Opportunities to progress to higher apprenticeships and degree-level study
Undertaking a business apprenticeship at UHMBT gave the opportunities and experience to flourish not only as a person but also as an employee. I met people from a range of different backgrounds and who all shared the same desire to create a friendly environment for staff and patients. Although I gained professional qualifications, I look back over my time at UHMBT, I have become a happier, healthier and more confident young person. I cannot wait to continue working for the Trust.Kailey Holmes
Apprenticeships in Cumbria
> There are over 10,000 people undertaking an Apprenticeship in Cumbria - with our largest sectors being Engineering & Manufacturing technologies, Business Administration & Law, and Health & Social Care.
> Apprentices aged 16-18 have higher achievement rates than anywhere else in the Country.
> Cumbrian learners have the second highest achievement rates in England.
> Twice the national average of 16-18 year olds progress into Apprenticeships in Cumbria.
> More than twice the national average of progress into Higher and Degree level Apprenticeships in Cumbria at age 18, with a 200% increase in uptake of Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships. There has been over 1000% growth in Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Technologies and over 200% growth in Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships in Business Management.
How to find an Apprenticeship
- Join our Talent Pool!
- Download our Apprenticeship Guide for further advice and information.
- Create an account on the national website and search for vacancies at:
- You can also search for possible national employers at:
- Check our Apprenticeship Vacancies page regularly
- Contact local businesses directly with a CV and covering letter, and try to speak to the manager in person if you can
- Ask employers if you can work for them voluntarily or as work experience – this will make a good impression and you’ll be the first to know when other opportunities arise!
Making a successful application
When you have found a job you want to apply for:
- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.
- When applying via the national website, be sure to add as much detail as you typically offer in your CV. The form online can appear very brief, and this is the only information the employer has when deciding to offer you an interview, so stand out! It might be helpful to work through each responsibility in the job description and mention what you can offer for each.
- Always proofread your answers before submitting them, this is the first impression an employer gets about your literacy and ICT skills, so be sure to make a good impression.
- Research the company that you are applying to work so that you can tailor make your application and talk confidently about why you want this specific job.
Websites for CV, application & interview skills support include:
National Careers Service
Rate My Apprenticeship
I went to Teeside University to study Animation. I had to cook my own meals, started experimenting and fell back in love with cooking. I’m now an Apprentice Commis Chef at The Midland Hotel, come to Kendal College one day a week, and I’m earning a full-time wage.Ashley Crellin