"The most enjoyable part of working within my team and for the council is being able to help anyone and everyone whether they’re a member of the public or a council member."

Liam, Apprentice Business Administrator


Together we are Collaborative


Our apprenticeship team

Our dedicated and knowledgeable team are on hand throughout your apprenticeship to provide comprehensive support and guidance.

From recruitment and onboarding to training and development, our team create an environment where apprentices can thrive and reach their full potential. With a focus on mentorship, practical learning experiences, and continuous feedback, our team ensures that apprentices gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to succeed in their chosen field.

Cumbria Apprentice Ambassador Network

Our Cumbria Apprentice Ambassador Network (CAAN) provides a variety of opportunities for our apprentices to work on projects and events. Supported by our Apprenticeship Officers to choose a work stream that reflects their interested and career pathway, apprentices are given the opportunity to join our network and develop skills.

These exciting opportunities help us to continue to develop our Apprentices and ensure that our Apprenticeship Programmes are designed for Apprentices by Apprentices.

Apprenticeships team

An apprenticeship with us is a invaluable start to an exciting and rewarding career.

Our apprenticeships are perfect for anyone ready to dive into a hands-on learning experience while shaping the future of their community. If you're eager to kickstart your career, gain practical skills, and make a positive impact close to home, then our opportunities could be the perfect first step towards a fulfilling career in local government. 

Whether you're a student looking for your first step, looking to change your career, or someone who is looking to explore new opportunities, our apprenticeships offer the ideal platform to grow, learn, and thrive. 

Join us and help build a brighter future for yourself and your local community!

A focus on…

Our Civil engineering apprenticeships

As a Civil Engineering Technician apprentice with Westmorland and Furness Council, you will effectively assist with a range of duties within the Highways Service Areas. These include asset management, bridges and structures, traffic management, network management, streetworks and operational delivery. Alongside your practical on the job training you will also be provided support throughout your apprenticeship from your mentor, the apprenticeship team and the team of professionals you are working with. 

Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Why choose an apprenticeship with us?

Earn while you learn

As well as gaining valuable work experience, you will also be given dedicated time to study, so you can learn about your chosen career whilst you are putting your learning into practice everyday.

Progression opportunities

You will have access to internal job vacancies only available to our employees, improving your chances of getting a permanent job. There is no guarantee of a position at the end of apprenticeships, but in the last five years the majority of our apprentices have secured a job or gone on to further education. 

Dedicated apprenticeship team

Our apprenticeship team are there to support you from the start, providing information and advice on our apprenticeship programmes through to celebrating your success as you complete your programme.

We will support you

You will be assigned a mentor who will provide day-to-day support, advice and guidance. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will support you throughout and you will have all the resources and equipment you need.

Travel costs

We will cover travel costs between home to work of up to £15 per week.


Meet Abigail

Workforce and Resourcing Assistant

"Since joining Westmorland and Furness Council, I have been provided many opportunities which have stretched me in terms of my skills and knowledge. Because the council is still new, we are able to challenge what we do and think of innovative ways we can improve our processes - because of this, you're provided with opportunities which support you in growing your role and supporting you through the many career pathways the council has to offer.

I find that being able to contribute to different projects we have on-going the most fulfilling - when the project is completed and you can see what you've contributed, in action, it makes you feel accomplished."