employment & apprenticeships

The websites below have great information about the range of careers & jobs available!

Discover some of the amazing businesses on our doorstep on the Invest in South Lakeland website.

Considering setting up your own business and becoming self-employed? See the Self-Employment page for information and advice.

Springpod enables you to connect and interact with a range of national employers – take a look at their profiles, learn more about the pathways on offer and join their talent pool.

The majority of jobs aren’t advertised on websites, in newspapers etc. To give yourself the widest access to opportunities:

local jobs board

We’ve set up a Jobs Board where employers can advertise local opportunities. It’s in its early stages of development, but watch this space!


On an apprenticeship, you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or training centre.

finding an apprenticeship

To register for our Kendal College Talent Pool click here.


Traineeships are an education and training programme which includes work experience. It is unpaid but, the programme is tailored to individual needs. They are for young people who are unemployed or don’t have much work experience (and are a good stepping stone to an apprenticeship).

Additionally, some colleges and employers pay a training allowance or may cover other costs such as travel or lunch during their work placement.