Why has the academy been established?

The Carr’s Engineering Skills Academy in association with Lakes College was launched to develop a skills base in Cumbria’s engineering supply chain and tackle the skills deficit in areas including fabrication and welding.

Bendalls and Lakes College see this collaboration as a major step forward in training in the county which will benefit the wider community in bringing together industry and academia in the workplace.

Growth in the nuclear sector as a result of vital energy, defence and decommissioning programmes has generated momentum which the Skills Academy aims to harness to encourage more young people into industry.

In addition to the apprenticeship programme, the academy will also provide training for a number of young unemployed people who are over typical apprentice age each year, with the aim of taking on some of the participants who have been unable to start or complete their apprenticeships or training schemes.

These candidates will be trained and developed through to the end of their chosen apprenticeship, supporting them into employment and increasing their skills, knowledge and access to opportunities.

The Skills Academy is a long-term investment by Bendalls supported by Lakes College intended to provide skilled workers with the abilities to hold long term, sustainable and well-paid jobs in Cumbria.

For more information on the apprentice recruitment process and the roles available visit the Careers section of this website. 

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