Carlisle College is an important part of the regional economy, with long established links to hundreds of employers and many of the leading construction and trades apprenticeship programmes in the area.

The strength of these working relationships has now received national recognition in one of our specialist areas under the trades and construction team.
Recognition at the recent Plastering and Interior Trades Training Awards in Central London cements our reputation, and celebrated the achievements of some of our outstanding students, with placements in the three main categories at the awards (Apprentice of the Year, Student of the Year and College/Training Provider of the Year). The awards ceremony, which was held in the prestigious Plaisterers’ Hall in Central London, was a gala event attracting some of the largest employers and major college groups from across the whole country.
Carlisle College was successful in three categories, which demonstrates the strength and depth at Carlisle, with the following nominations and placing in the following categories:

•    Apprentice of the Year Plastering - Deniss Fridenbergs – Runner Up
•    Student of the Year Plastering - Eddie Celmins – Runner Up
•    College/Training Provider of the Year (small) - Carlisle College – Runner Up

Deniss Fridenbergs is an apprentice plasterer studying at Carlisle College and Eddie Celmins is a full time student at Carlisle College and studies within the well-established construction faculty.
Commenting on the awards, Vicky Stafford, business engagement manager at Carlisle College, said:
“This national recognition is testament to the hard work of our learners and the entire team at Car-lisle College.
“We are incredibly proud to be part of the success learners on both our full time and apprenticeship programmes have achieved, as well as being recognised ourselves as a leading training provider.
“These awards demonstrate the great careers and achievements that can be made at Carlisle College; we were delighted with the result.”
For further information contact Mark Carton at Carlisle College on 07891 851399 or email