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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all full-time students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

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.

Key Facts

  • 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

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we hosted an Apprenticeship Information Evening. With presentations from Bells of Lazonby, Cumbria County Council, English Lakes Hotels, Gilkes, Anord Mardix, UCLan & Kendal College, it's well worth a watch if you're considering an Apprenticeship!

How to find an Apprenticeship

  • Complete the contact form, and we will invite you into College to give you further information & advice.
  • Create an account on the national website and search for vacancies at:
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
  • You can also search for possible national employers at:
    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/
  • 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.

Employability support

Our Learning Centre can proofread your CV & application, so please contact them to make an appointment:

T: 01539 816764
E: learningcentre@kendal.ac.uk

Websites for CV, application & interview skills support include:

National Careers Service
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job

Career Pilot
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/apprenticeships/tips-applying-for-an-apprenticeship

Rate My Apprenticeship
https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/advice/students/apprenticeship-cv

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 Ashley Crellin

Apprenticeships we offer