Apprenticeships

Gain a qualification while you work

We offer the best range of work-based opportunities across Kirklees and Calderdale, with around 2000 apprentices working for over 1,000 employers.

Earn while you learn

Apprenticeships allow you to learn the right skills, gain great work experience and earn a wage.

We train approximately 2,000 apprentices over 30 occupational areas. Our apprentices are employed at over 1,000 companies throughout the Kirklees and Calderdale regions.

About Apprenticeships

The current National Minimum Wage rate for all apprentices under 19, and apprentices 19+ that are in their first year of their Apprenticeship, is £3.40 per hour.

You will work a minimum of 30 hours per week, and no more than 40 hours, which includes any training time at college (off the job) as well as on the job with your employer.

You must be paid for all the time you spend training, regardless of whether it’s at college or on the job.

Apprentices are also not required to pay any course fees, however,  you may be required to buy course books, tools, equipment, uniform or other items needed for your course/job, depending on your Apprenticeship.

Without my tutors I wouldn't be here, now that I have learnt the skills I need for my trade.

Richard Wilson
Course: Brickwork Level 3

The best part of the course is that you get realistic work experience in a company while you study and without college I wouldn’t have my job at Bogwarner Turbo Systems in Bradford.

Chris Hepworth
Course: Engineering Level 3

I have had ‘dead-end’ jobs since school. I was sitting in a call centre thinking why am I here? I decided it was time to make a change. I enrolled at Kirklees College and have never looked back.
I've really surprised myself and can’t wait to see what the future holds, there are so many opportunities.

Rosie Melia
Course: Motor Vehicle Level 2
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Traineeships

Not ready for an Apprenticeship? No problem get work ready with Kirklees College!

We offer Traineeships for people looking for a hands on approach to their studies.

We can help you to prepare for an Apprenticeship, full time course and even full time employment with our Traineeships scheme.

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News

Students selected for exceptional achievement or major progress at Kirklees College attended a glittering awards ceremony to receive their prize.

Three Apprentices from Kirklees College received prestigious national awards for science.

Initial work has started this week to clear the land which will see two brand new educational facilities built in the heart of Dewsbury town centre.

A Kirklees College apprentice has received a prestigious award from Tools for Schools International Award Programme in recognition of his excellent performance in the plastering industry.

A recent Government report states that the existing arrangements for post 16 education and training in Kirklees are the best option for the area.

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