Apprenticeships at Kirklees College

Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity to learn while you earn and gain a national qualification whilst in employment. Apprenticeships are designed alongside our employer partners to reflect the current needs of different industries and our structured programmes help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your role.

Anyone over 16 and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship. Programmes can take between one and four years, depending on the level of study and the sector. We offer three different apprenticeship levels: Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE Level), Level 3 (equivalent to A-Levels) and Level 4 – 5 (foundation degree level). Talk to our friendly employer team today to find out more and see if an apprenticeship is right for you.

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.
Gondola Pro Limited

Apprentice Customer Service & Project Administrator at Gondola Pro Ltd in Dewsbury

Level 2

Your role will involve providing a high level of customer service and administrative …

Closing date
8th July 2024, the position may close early so apply now to avoid disappointment. To apply send CV to
JVL Homeware Solutions

Apprentice Purchasing and Customer Service Administrator – JVL Homeware Solutions

Level 3

What duties will the successful candidate be undertaking?   Key Responsibilities: To assist …

Closing date
30 April 2024
Honley Day Care

Early Years Apprentice – Honley Day Care

Level 3

What will the apprentice be doing? As an early years educator you will …

Closing date
6 May 2024
Myers Group Ltd

Apprentice Business and Customer Counter Service/Sales & Yard Operative – Myers Group THORNTON BRANCH

Level 2

Applications are invited from individuals who are enthusiastic, have a hands-on approach and …

Closing date
As soon as possible

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.

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Conservative MP Mark Eastwood Talks Apprenticeships and Kirklees College with Apprenticeship Minister Rob Halfon

Watch as Mark Eastwood MP, Conservative MP for Dewsbury, Kirkburton and Denby Dale, meets with the Apprenticeship Minister, Rob Halfon, to discuss the importance of apprenticeships and our collaboration on the annual Apprenticeship and Skills Fair.

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 £5.28 per hour. From April 2024, this will increase to £6.40. 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:


  1. Apply to college in a subject area.
  2. Register for a specific vacancy. 
  3. 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.