DUE to unprecedented growth The Lakes College is looking for industry experts to help mould the next generation of skilled workers in Cumbria – and train as a lecturer on the job.

The college is recruiting for rewarding roles in civil engineering, plumbing, business management, mechanical engineering, electrical/instrumentation, computing, welding/fabrication, motor vehicles and construction.

The positions are the ideal opportunity for those who already have teaching experience or someone looking for a change in career.

Lee Todd, Curriculum Operations Leader for construction, building services and civil engineering, said: “It is a rewarding opportunity to pass on your knowledge – I came here because I had apprentices alongside me as a joiner and I got a buzz out of seeing them develop and improve.

The Westmorland Gazette: The college has first-class facilities including engineering workshopsThe college has first-class facilities including engineering workshops

“From a career point of view, the college is really great, whether it’s continuing professional development, supporting you through your teaching qualifications, or upskilling.

“Our facilities are specifically designed to deliver industry-standard qualifications and all of the materials and tools used are of that standard as well.

“It is constantly evolving so we adapt the building and workshops to suit the needs of local employers and what they require.

“We have very close employer links from small and medium-sized enterprises to major companies and everything we do is geared towards filling local skills gaps.”

The successful applicants will be able to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or Certificate in Education in the college’s Outstanding-graded teacher education department, which the college would pay for and support.

The openings are a chance to join a college which is on an upward trajectory, with recent developments including the opening of the Civil Engineering Training Centre and the successful launch of T Levels courses which are equivalent to three A-levels and are due to expand further later this year.

The college has first-class facilities including engineering workshops, a motor vehicle garage, the Big Rig mock-up of a real-life nuclear facility, and computer suites.

Please look out for further details regarding our recruitment open day on Saturday 11th June 2022.

Benefits also include up to 11 weeks of annual leave, generous employer- contributed teachers' pension, discounted membership at the college’s ActivZone gym and on-site Starbucks coffee and hybrid working.

Teaching staff will spend 23.5 hours each week in classrooms or workshops, with 13.5 hours allocated for administration and development time. Generous employer contributed teachers pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about the available opportunities, call 01946 552 693, or visit www.lcwc.ac.uk/jobs to apply.

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