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.

Download Taster Session booking form

Student Competitions

Young Chef of the Year 2019

Our Hospitality and Catering department is hosting the annual Young Chef of the Year competition! We would like to invite budding chefs from all our surrounding schools to take part.

The competition aims to find aspiring young chefs, provide them with 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.

There will be two heats before the final where the winner will be decided.

Deadlines for entries: 12 noon on 8 March 2019

Grand Final: 18 June 2019

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

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


2015 Winner

Iman Darr

Salendine Nook High School


2014 Winner

Nathan Redfearn

Holmfirth High School

Photography Competition 2019

We have launched our photography competition to find the best photographer from our surrounding schools.

The challenge is to capture an image that represents food for the soul by exploring home cooking, family meals times, eating out or could be a conceptual approach that inspires your photography.

Entry deadline is Friday 5 April 2019 and finalists shortlisted Friday 25 May. Finalists will be invited to our end of year show CREATE in June where the winners will be announced.   Open to students in Year 9-11

Enter Online

Entries are now closed

Festival Fever!

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, 2019’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 for entries is 12pm on the 5th April 2019. Shortlisted finalists will be notified on the 24th May 2019 and the Final will be hosted in our state of the art salons at the Waterfront Quarter, Huddersfield on 25th June 2019. Finalists will be allowed to invite their family along with a model of their own choice to display their skills.

School Competitions

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


Has your school got what it takes to be the best?

Our Matchfit competition pits schools from surrounding areas up against each other in a range of activities in sport and public services.

Schools can enter teams of 8 to 10 students, mixed female and male teams, open to students in Year 9 to 12.

The competition is free to enter and will take place on Wednesday 8 May 2019

For more information on the Matchfit Competition, or to register your teams contact our student recruitment team on or call 01484 437092

Previous Winners


1st Place Winners use


Manorcroft High School

2nd pla- use

2nd place

Salendine Nook High School

3rd Place use

3rd place

Manorcroft High School


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 17 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.00pm

Day 2 Wednesday 19 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.00pm

Day 3 Friday 21 June 2019, 9.30am – 12.00pm

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 or call 01484 437092 to reserve your place.

Previous Winners


Crossley Heath High School Y10 1st Place Wnners


Crossley Heath Grammar School

Horbury Academy Y9 2nd Place Winners

2nd place

Horbury Academy

Moor End Academy Y10 3rd Place Winners

3rd place

Manorcroft High School

All School Football, Tag Rugby & Netball tournaments

We will be hosting three tournaments this academic year to see which school has the best football, rugby and netball teams.


20 March 2019, 4-6pm

7-a-side (maximum of 10 players). Girls and boys tournament.


28 November 2018, 4-6pm

10 players per team (maximum 13). Girls tournament.

Tag Rugby

5 June 2019,  4-6pm

7-a-side (maximum 10). Girls tournament.

To sign up your team, and to find out more about the football and rugby tournament contact or call 01484 437092


Sports Academy trials

Year 11’s we want you! If you want to study at Kirklees College, you can come and try out for our sports academies!

We have academies in boxing (men and women) and football (men and women).

Open Trials

(Men and Women’s Football)

Thursday 25 April 2019 4pm until 6pm

Friday 24 May 2019 4pm until 6pm

Our football academies have developed an exciting partnership with semi-professional side AFC Emley, so both male and female sports academy students have the opportunity to play semi-pro for AFC Emley’s Under 19s teams!

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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