Industry Experts Invited to Play New Role in Education

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

The college recruits for rewarding positions in civil engineering, plumbing, business management, mechanical engineering, electrical/instrumentation, computer science, welding/fabrication, motor vehicles and construction.

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

Lee Todd, Curriculum Operations Manager for Construction, Building Services and Civil Engineering, said: “It’s a rewarding opportunity to pass on your knowledge – I came here because I had apprentices by my side as a carpenter and I had the buzz of watching them develop and improve.

The college has first class facilities including engineering workshops

“From a career perspective, the college is really great, whether it’s continuing professional development, helping you with your teaching or further education qualifications.

“Our facilities are specifically designed to provide qualifications to industry standards and all materials and tools used also comply with this standard.

“It is constantly evolving, so we adapt the building and the workshops to the needs of local employers and their needs.

“We have very close ties with employers, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations, and everything we do is aimed at filling local skills gaps.”

Successful candidates will be able to obtain a postgraduate certificate in education or a certificate in education in the college’s outstanding teacher education department, which the college would pay for and support.

The openings are a chance to join a college that is on an upward trajectory, with recent developments including the opening of the Civil Engineering Training Center and the successful launch of T Levels courses which are equivalent to three A Levels and which are expected to develop further. Later this year.

The college has first-class facilities including engineering workshops, a motor vehicle garage, the Big Rig model of an actual nuclear facility, and computer suites.

Please see for more details regarding our Recruitment Open Day on Saturday June 11, 2022.

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

Teaching staff will spend 23.5 hours per week in classrooms or workshops, with 13.5 hours allocated for administration and development time. Teachers’ pension plan generously contributed by the employer.

For an informal chat about available opportunities call 01946 552 693 or visit to apply.

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