ABOUT 100 IN 100
100 in 100 is a new skills initiative to help post-16 learners in the wake of COVID-19.
It is predicted that COVID-19 could directly leave an additional 600,000 people under the age of 25 without employment by the end of 2020, damaging the growth, productivity and economic prosperity of our region.
100 in 100 is designed to minimise the impact of COVID-19 on future learners by helping to support and develop Apprenticeship placements, securing 100 Apprenticeship Opportunities in 100 Days, July 1st - October 9th 2020.
HOW ARE WE DOING
Apprentice Opportunities Secured
Available Apprenticeship Candidates
Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for an organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
The Apprenticeship Programme in Cumbria is essential in supporting the development of skills needed for key sectors of the economy including Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Social Care, Construction, Professional Services and the Creative Industries. Cumbria boasts some of the most successful achievement rates for Apprenticeships in the UK with 71% of all Apprentices successfully achieving their Apprenticeship programme – the second highest in the country.
Did you know?
For Small and Medium sized businesses with a pay bill of under £3million per annum, the Government will fund 95-100% of Apprenticeship Training costs? There are also a number of Government funded grants available. To find out more about funding and grants, please click here
96% of employers with apprentices experience at least one benefit from taking on apprentices, and most can count at least 8 benefits
73% of employers say that staff morale is improved by having apprentices
86% of employers say that apprentices helped to develop relevant skills for the organisation and to fill skills gaps
74% of employers say that apprentices improved products or service quality
78% of employers say that apprentices have improved productivity
67% of employers say that employing apprentices improved their image in the sector
69% of employers say that employing apprentices improved staff retention
25% of consumers are willing to pay more for products from a business that employs apprentices
- Adult Care
- Business Admin
- Construction and Groundworks
- Customer Service
- Digital Marketing
- Electrical Installation
- Human Resources
- Information Technology (IT)
- Business Improvement
- Leadership & Management
- Motor Vehicle
- Painting & Decorating
- Property Maintenance
- Wood Occupation / Joinery
Please find below more information on the Employers kindly supporting the 100 in 100 project. If you want to learn more about becoming a Supporter, please take a look at our media pack and contact us for more information.
Is your business a 100 in 100 Supporter? Please request to join our Exclusive Employer Group on Facebook. The Employer Group is a shared space for us to collaborate, share best practice, and celebrate apprenticeship success.
Martin NorrisBusiness Development Manager
Phone: 07921 384595
Vicky StaffordAccount Manager
Phone: 07921 384599
Debbie MacLeodProject & Employment Support Adviser
Jenny BedlingtonBusiness Development Assistant
Mal ChandlerBusiness Development Assistant
"At David Allen IT Solutions, we really value the Carlisle College Apprenticeship programme. The IT Apprenticeship that is delivered is so relevant to our business, and is tailored in such a way that the learning that our Apprentices undertake really enhances what they do with us in the workplace. Apprentices are so important to us, we acknowledge that the fresh ideas young people bring to our organisation cultivates innovation, and in a world of technology in which we operate this gives us the competitive edge."
- Gary MartinDirector, David Allen IT Solutions
"All our trainees praise the work of the tutors at Carlisle College. Our Apprentices feel very supported which is a great experience for both our colleagues and for our business."
"Carlisle College provides us with regular updates on progress and they are always available to answer any questions we have about the syllabus."
"Apprenticeships are a great way of retaining our talent in Cumbria and helping them to realise their potential in addition to adding real value to businesses."
- Zoe Pluckrose-NormanPeople Director, Armstrong Watson
"BSW Timber Group are the largest timber manufacturing business in the UK. As such we require a number of annual & ad-hoc training and development courses to keep our people up to date with the latest in business and operational techniques. We have been working with Carlisle College for a number of years and find their tutors and campus facilities top notch. Our annual Apprentice and graduate intake requires the very best and latest training, and this is supplied by the College. We look forward to continuing our close relationship and to working with Carlisle College for many years."
- Tony LockeyGroup Learning & Development Manager, BSW Timber
"I found the Apprentice recruitment process with Carlisle College really simple and easy, I rang the College and the very same day I had a list of 9 potential candidates from which I chose my current Apprentice."
- David BennOwner, David Benn Bricklayer