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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.

Jobs you may be interested in...

Closing date: 15th November 2019

Apprentice Business Administrator @ Exc@v8

Seeking a motivated individual to join us. Working in our busy office you will be required to maintain the smooth running of businesses and maintain a customer focused approach, supporting Engineers with key enabling tasks...

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Closing date: 20th November 2019

Apprentice Technician @ Exc@v8

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy, successful local business. A vast array of engineering skills will be developed where you can build up your all-round knowledge of Engineering with a focus...

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If you're considering an Apprenticeship, but are unsure what to do next, please contact us for a chat and some more information!

Looking for something else?

  • 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 this vacancy page regularly as we're always advertising new opportunities
  • 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 814700
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

Open Evenings

You can come to meet our Apprenticeship Assessors at any of our Open Evenings.