Lookers, a nationwide car dealership with branches in Carlisle has launched a search to recruit 180 apprentices.

It’s the company’s largest ever intake of recruits in an initiative which has involved the creation of 700 posts over the past three years – in technology, manufacturing, and customer-focused roles.

Three positions are available at their Carlisle dealerships on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.

Young people across the UK and Ireland will have the opportunity to secure an apprenticeship position to kickstart their careers in the car industry.

The company is particularly seeking to attract young female apprentices, to further build on the launch of its industry-wide Female Apprenticeship Network.

Duncan McPhee, chief retail operations officer, said: “Lookers is committed to apprenticeships as part of our continued investment to attract bright, young and ambitious talent into the business.

“We are delighted to offer 180 apprenticeship roles across the country, providing young people with the opportunity to build their confidence, skills, and experience in a dynamic and continually evolving industry.

“The Lookers apprenticeship programme has enabled our company to develop many high-calibre, talented individuals.

The programme offers a wide range of roles and the opportunity to work with well-known car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover.

For information about the initiative go to: www.lookers.co.uk/careers/lookers-apprenticeships