Cumbria ATA

The Cumbria ATA are proud to introduce a new programme for community apprenticeships.  The scheme, called the North West Nuclear Community Apprenticeship Programme (NWNCAP) is an innovative community apprenticeship scheme and is the first of its kind in the UK, in which Sellafield Ltd are funding 50 apprenticeships per year for small and medium companies within Cumbria.

The aim of NWNCAP is to boost employment opportunities for local people and help drive economic growth in the region and diversity in the workforce.

The scheme will be delivered and managed by the Cumbria Apprentice Training Agency (CATA).

What training will be available?

The training will be delivered by a number of leading Cumbrian training providers including Gen2 and Lakes College. Training is anticipated to range from customer services, technology, property maintenance, engineering and scaffolding to more diverse professions like logistics and horticulture.

As an employer, what are my commitments?

The training for this scheme is fully funded by Sellafield Ltd. The scheme will also cover wage costs for the first year of the apprenticeship.

As an NWNCAP apprentice employer your commitment would include:

  • Employ the apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship scheme and cover wage costs (at national minimum apprenticeship wage) from second year onwards, where applicable.
  • Provide a suitable work environment with a work place mentor that allows the apprentice to meet the criteria of their apprenticeship.
  • Allow the apprentice to complete 20% off-the-job training


How do learners apply?

For Gen2 engineering or customer service apprenticeships please apply by clicking on the appropriate section via the following link

For other programmes such as joinery, horticulture etc please send your CV, with a covering letter marked CATA to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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