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Unique Apprenticeship Academy Partnership with Bishop Auckland College

1 January 2016

Auckland Castle and Bishop Auckland College have joined forces to launch a new apprenticeship academy to equip students with the expertise needed for the planned £60m redevelopment of the former palace home of England’s only Prince Bishops.

The Auckland Academy is believed to be the first time an independently run heritage attraction and further education college has teamed up in this way.

The ground-breaking initiative has grown from an existing affiliation with Bishop Auckland College which has already seen four apprentices join Auckland Castle’s rapidly expanding workforce over the past six months.

Between 15 and 20 students are expected to sign-up for the inaugural academy course starting this September, which will offer work experience, training, and apprenticeship opportunities at not just Auckland Castle but other local employers, alongside academic qualifications.

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