Kirklees College students were visited by leading precision engineering company Accu during National Apprenticeship Week to learn more about the business’ new apprenticeship roles.
Learners at the Springfield Sixth Form Centre were given the opportunity to hear about the current roles Kirklees College apprentices are undertaking with Accu, as well as the new apprenticeship vacancies the company are recruiting for in their engineering, customer satisfaction and business departments.
Accu, who are based locally, specialise in the development of hardware, screws, nuts and bolts for use in complex sub-assemblies. They are one of the UK’s fastest-growing high-precision component suppliers.
The event, which has been held during National Apprenticeship Week was part of the college’s showcase to demonstrate how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds across Kirklees.
Students at the talk also got the opportunity to ask questions to Accu about specific roles as well as apprenticeships in general and the benefits involved.
Jonathan Price, Business Development Manager at Kirklees College said:
“From everything I’ve seen from Accu, I have to say I’ve been really impressed by the companies approach to apprenticeships and the time invested in supporting the apprentices.
“Apprenticeships can offer so many opportunities to train in a new profession, upskill or get back into the workplace. It’s great to see the relationships Kirklees College has with forward-thinking companies like Accu, who can help identify future talent for employers and provide learners with great support networks to learn and develop.”
Yasin Boulakhras, Engineering Manager at Accu said:
“I would absolutely recommend Kirklees College as an apprenticeship provider! I feel that when our apprentices are at the college, the skills they are learning are transferable to our business and the support we have been given allows us to hone their knowledge, skills and behaviours to our own with ease.
“The level of support and help available from Kirklees College has been brilliant. I have visibility of each module which gives me great insight into everything they are learning and a way to focus the work and make sure it’s aligned with our apprentices’ studies. I think there’s a lot of learning, not just for the apprentices but for the whole team.”