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National Apprenticeship Week at Kirklees College
Look back at how we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week. As part of this year’s theme ‘Build the Future’, the college showcased how Apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds across Kirklees.
The core facts about Apprenticeships:
There's no age limit
Maximum 40 hours paid employment per week if you are under 18
Apprentices are not required to pay course fees
Minimum wage for an Apprentice under 19, or 19+ in their first year, is £4.81 per hour
Learn in the workplace and classes
Are you an employer looking to offer Apprenticeships?
We have a large number of vacancies just waiting for you. If you are looking to learn while you work then these could be perfect for you.
Level 3 Social Media and Digital Marketing – FOOTSTOOLS DIRECT LIMITED
Ideally, you will be someone who will grow in your role with the …
30 May 2022
Supporter Services Assistant Apprentice – Huddersfield Town Football Club Shop
Responsibilities: Answer telephone, email and in-person queries, comments or complaints in a timely …
30 May 2022
Ticket Office Customer Service Administrator Apprentice – Huddersfield Town Football Club Shop
Responsibilities: Complete administrative processes relating to ticket fulfilment: sales, season cards, memberships, ticket …
30 May 2022
Business Administration and Customer Services Apprentice – OHMS Limited
An enthusiastic, well-motivated and highly organised person is required to join a small …
Meet The Team
Our dedicated team is here to guide you as your take your next steps to an exciting and professional career. They will help you understand the process and requirements, how to apply and secure employment to continue your development in your chosen field.
NEW Power-Up Traineeship Programme
Are you 16 – 24 and looking to access employment? Join the new 12 week Power Up Programme to learn valuable skills and gain a recognised qualification. We currently have traineeship opportunities in the Business, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering. Motor Vehicle and Plastering sectors.
Build the Future with Kirklees College
Kirklees College is one of the leading Apprenticeship providers in the UK
Our apprentices are employed at over 1,000 companies throughout West Yorkshire
Each year we train over 1,000 apprentices in over 30 occupational areas
Apprentice Case Studies
Find out what Kirklees College students have to say about their experiences as an apprentice.
Come and join us at our June Open Days! All Huddersfield centres, Thursday 30 June - 5pm - 7pm, All Dewsbury centres, Wednesday 22 June - 5pm - 7pm. Book your ticket today.
Download the NEW 16-18 prospectus to explore our subject areas and apprenticeship options, as well as some of the fantastic facilities available in our centres, to help you make the right decision for you and your future.
A T Level is a two-year technical education course for 16-19 year olds that follow GCSEs and one T Level is equivalent to three A Levels. Find out what T Levels Kirklees College are offering.
Are you 16 – 24 and looking to access employment? Join the new Power-Up Programme to learn valuable skills and gain a recognised qualification.
Kirklees College offers the widest range of apprenticeships in Calderdale and Kirklees. Find out more in our 2021 Guide.
Everything you need to know
A work-based training programme which leads to nationally recognised qualifications. You will learn specialist skills relevant to a spefiic profession whilst earning a wage.
Studying an Apprenticeship allows you to earn while you learn. You will usually work full-time and attend college one day a week, however, each Apprenticeship is different.
All Apprenticeships require 20% off the job training, and in most cases, this is delivered at college. The Apprenticeship programme you choose will determine how often you come to college. This can range from one day per week to attending college for up to a 30-week block period.
To start an Apprenticeship, you must have received an Apprenticeship course offer from the college and secured suitable employment.
The current Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is £4.81 per hour. Some employers pay more so please check the details of any vacancies. All apprentices are paid by the employers for the time spent at work and at college.
When you have finished your Apprenticeship, there are a number of opportunities, such as progression on to another or a higher-level apprenticeship, you could be offered a permanent contract. Your achievement will allow you to look for another job if you do not wish to stay with your current employer or you could apply for university.
No, you can start an Apprenticeship at any age.
Some Apprenticeships allow you to start at any time of the year while some only start in September.
The three main ways to apply are:
- Apply to college in a subject area.
- Register for a specific vacancy.
- Apply directly to a company.
Make sure that you have a CV ready. If you are proactive in searching for employment, then the college will also help.
At your college interview, you can be offered both the Apprenticeship programme and the equivalent full-time course if required. This means if you don’t manage to secure suitable employment to start an Apprenticeship, you can start a full-time course.
An Apprenticeship is classed as full-time employment and the minimum hours is 30 per week. This varies from each employer so please check the shifts and hours before applying.
We’re always here to support you
We are committed to supporting you during your time at Kirklees College and want you to have a fulfilling experience and achieve your very best. To help us to do that, we encourage you can talk to us about anything, from learning support to advice on future employment and careers. We’re here to support you.
Apprentice Video Case Studies
Introducing three of our amazing apprentices working at Accu, as they explain how taking the apprenticeship route has supported their career development.
Laura studied with Kirklees College on an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing at Marshalls. Laura demonstrates how positive a change in career can be later in life.
Josh studied towards his Engineering Apprenticeship with Kirklees College and is now flying high, working for the company who supported him throughout his apprenticeship.
William studied his mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Kirklees College and now works for Trillium Flow Technologies. Hear about his experience in the industry.
Tyler Roberts started his Apprenticeship journey by successfully completing an Entry-Level Motor Vehicle course at Kirklees College.
Jessica has undertaken a Hairdressing Apprenticeship. Find out why she chose the apprenticeship route and what advice she would give to others considering this pathway.
Plumbing, Level 2
Hairdressing, Level 2
I chose an Apprenticeship because you get the real experience of working in a salon and the facilities at college are very professional. This college has a really homely feel to it and when you go in you feel like you belong there. The tutors support you all the way and they want you to succeed.
Studying Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner Apprenticeship at Kautex Textron (UK) Ltd
I wanted to get into the world of work rather than continuing in the class room full time. An apprenticeship allowed me to achieve this and gain further qualifications at the same time. As an apprentice you get all three things you need for a great start to a career – experience, qualifications and money. It’s a brilliant choice.