Still in school (14-16)

Meet our student recruitment team and find out what we have to offer.

Meet the team

Our student recruitment team are here to help. The team are responsible for all taster sessions, competitions and other activities that you can take part in.

You will also see the team out and about at careers and information events across West Yorkshire and will see them around if you come visit us on an open day.

You can ask your school to get in touch with the team to take part in our school competitions, or with your school’s permission, you can take part in our individual competitions and taster sessions.

Contact student recruitment

Tel: 01484 437092



The Student Recruitment team arranges and hosts a variety of activities to help young people decide what to do after their GCSEs.  The Tasters booklet provides an overview to young people, their parents/carers and teachers including events, competitions and details on how to get involved.

Taster Session Booklet Taster Session booking form

Student Competitions

Festival Fever

Hair and Beauty

Create a festival hair look that makes the flower crown seem dated

Pre-planning not only your festival outfit, but your hairstyle and make up too is the best way to enjoy that all important upcoming festival.

While previous festival seasons have been all about flower crowns and colourful lipstick, 2020’s style guide is more sophisticated; championing low key stylish make up and low-key updos and of course, a touch of glitter here and there, a festival is a perfect time to experiment.

Think about the hair style, the make-up and clothing and create a mood board of what you imagine the style to look like, think about the colours, styles and textures.

Then write on your entry form why you have chosen this design and what products/tools you would need to make it real.

Winners will be invited into college to complete this look on a friend in 2.5 hours.

Deadline Friday 3rd April

Young Chef of the Year 2020

Kirklees college Hospitality department is inviting budding chefs from all our surrounding schools to take part in the Kirklees College “young chef of the year” competition.  The competition aims to find aspiring young chefs, give them guidance and encouragement in their chosen career and allow them to showcase their culinary skills.

This year we are looking for even bigger and better recipes and ideas! Our previous winners achieved great things and now is your chance to do the same.

Deadline for Entries: 12 noon on Friday 13th March 2020

To enter the competition please read the competition guidelines, and enter via the online entry form.  Alternatively, download the entry form and return it to:

Enter Online

Entries are now closed

Previous Winners


2019 Winner

Grace Goodwin

Holmfirth High School


2018 Winner

Lenah Ahmed

Heckmondwike Grammar School

young chef 2017 winner

2017 Winner

Amelia Garbutt

Salendine Nook High School

Young Chef of the Year 2016 winner Rachel Rushworth

2016 Winner

Rachael Rushworth

Salendine Nook High School

Photography Competition

Entry deadline is Friday 3 April and finalists shortlisted by Friday 22 May. Finalists will be invited to our end of year show CREATE in June where the winners will be announced.


The challenge is to capture an image that represents the Vincent Van Gogh quote ‘’If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere’’.
A wide variety of themes and
styles can be explored and include landscape/portrait photography or could be a conceptual approach that inspires your photography.
Open to students in Year 9-11

Please note: If you are using an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad, please use the downloadable application form

Enter Online
  • About You

  • Please note we may take photographs for college marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be part of this please indicate by ticking the box.
  • School Info

  • If you are invited to attend an event we need an emergency contact.
  • Your Photos

  • Please upload your photo that matches the brief. Photo should have a resolution of at least 300dpi and files can be no larger than 8mb.
  • Please tell us why your image represents "If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere"
  • Kirklees College take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal details to contact you regarding the purpose of your web visit. However, from time to time we would like to contact you regarding college related services e.g. new courses, events, latest news and special offers. We will however only do so if you offer your consent and will never share your information with any third parties outside of the college. Please tick if and how you would like to be contacted in the future:

School Competitions

Enter a school team into one of our competitions, work with your school to sign up.


11th March 2020 1pm till 5pm

7-a-side (maximum of 10 players). Girls and Boys Competition

Years 9-11


TAG Rugby

11th March 2020 1pm till 5pm.

7-a-side (maximum 10 players). Girls and Boys Competition

Years 9-11


Match Fit

6th May 2020 10am till 3pm

Teams of 8 to 10 students. Girls and Boys Competition

Years 9-12


All competitions are FREE to enter. For more information or to register your team please contact our Student Recruitment Team on or call 01484 437092

Kirklees College Academy Trials (Rugby League and Football) will be taking place in April 2020 – Invitations will be sent out to students nearer to the time.


Previous Winners



Match Fit Winners

Moor End Academy


Boys Football Winners

Holmfirth High School


Girls Football Winners

Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College



Innov8 is back! It’s a competition run throughout Kirklees and Calderdale, to crown the most innovative and enterprising students. It is all about ideas, imagination, passion and determination.

The competition is run over three days at our Huddersfield Centre:

Day 1 – Monday 15th June 2020, 9:45am – 12:30pm

Day 2 – Wednesday 17th June 2020, 9:45am – 12:30pm

Day 3 – Friday 19th June 2020, 9:45am -1 2:30pm

For more information on the Innov8 event please download our competition guidelines.

To confirm which date you would like to sign up for and to book your teams in please contact our student recruitment team on

Previous Winners


Almondbury INNOV8 winners




Sports Academy trials


In Year 11 and looking to study at Kirklees College? Love sport and want to play at a high level? Why not come and be a part of our Kirklees College Academy sides.

We have academies in Rugby League (Men’s and Women’s) and Football (Men’s)

Our academy sides are looked after by fully qualified and previous players within their own sports:

The Football Academy is looked after by ex-professional Kevin Donovan (West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town, UEFA A Licensed Coach) and our Rugby League Academy sides are coached by Lori Halloran (Current Leeds Rhinos player and Leeds Rhinos Girls Pathways coach) and Juan Jasso (Previous Coach at the London Broncos Rugby League side)

Our football academies have developed an exciting partnership with semi-professional side AFC Emley, so our football academy students have the opportunity to play semi-pro for AFC Emley’s Under 19s teams.

Our Rugby League Academy have developed an exciting partnership with the Huddersfield Giants professional Rugby League Team. Our academy students have the opportunity to play for the Giants Academy side, increasing opportunities for our players to play professionally.


Trials for both our Rugby League and Football Academy sides are likely to be held the last week of April 2020.

For more information about the academy trials please contact or call 01484 437092.

Taylor HIll Christmas fayre

Open Days

Book on to one of our open days.

Open Days are a great way to find out about Kirklees College and what we have to offer.

They give you the opportunity to look around our facilities, talk to our experienced teaching staff about the course you would like to study as well as find out about the support that is available to you when studying at Kirklees College.

We also have people from all areas of college life to help you with deciding what course to study. Where possible all curriculum areas have activities taking place or current students available to answer your questions.

Open Days

Centre tours

We would like to offer you the opportunity to visit our centres. We can give individuals and school groups a guided tour of our facilities as well as information about our centres.

Whether you want to see our brand new process manufacturing centre, go see the hard working students at Brunel Construction or if you want to see our awesome facilities in our main Huddersfield Centre, such as our amazing air cabin simulator, gym, and brand new to this year, Starbucks.

Contact our student recruitment team at for more information on our centres or to book on to a tour.

Visit our centres
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