Huddersfield Town and Kirklees College are both “Premier League”!

Kirklees College and Huddersfield Town are celebrating their eighth year of partnership by both being ‘Premier League’.

Sean Jarvis and Marie Gilluley

Sean Jarvis and Marie Gilluley

The two organisations have been in partnership since the 2010/11 season, making 2017/18 the eighth successive year in a row.

As Huddersfield Town gets ready to start a first season in football’s Premier League, the college is also celebrating scoring some great results.

Kirklees College is top of the league in West Yorkshire when it comes to courses for 16 to 18 year olds in further education colleges in the Government’s recently published National Achievement Rate Tables for 2015/16.

The college’s achievement rate was 83.3 per cent – the highest figure of the further education colleges in this area and higher than the national average of 79.1 per cent.

And for Apprenticeships, Kirklees College was placed in the UK top 5 for organisations training over 1,000 apprentices.

Kirklees College principal Marie Gilluley said: “This is the eighth year of our fantastic partnership with Huddersfield Town. We’re delighted to be supporting them for another season as they go into the Premier League.

“Kirklees College has some outstanding results to celebrate too. We are incredibly proud of being top of the league in West Yorkshire for our results for 16 to 18 year-olds and in the UK top five for Apprenticeships. I look forward to more successes for Kirklees that working together can achieve over the coming season as our partnership goes from strength to strength.”

Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis added: “Just as the Club’s success is a real boost for the town of Huddersfield, I believe the same can be said for the success of Kirklees College.

“The college and Huddersfield Town are two of Huddersfield’s most iconic institutions in terms of the work they carry out to the benefit of the community and in bringing two stunning facilities to the town.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our working relationship with the college and its staff for the past eight years and I look forward to that furthering as we tackle the Premier League.”

Kirklees College is proud to be the Huddersfield Town’s official education partner.

Through the partnership, the college uses its expertise to help members of the Club’s premiere business networking group; the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy develop their skills and training capacity.

As the partnership has grown over the years, the two organisations have found more ways of working together to benefit students, the club and the local community.

Businesses interested in joining the Huddersfield Town Enterprise Academy can join on Linked In and find out about future events and opportunities.

There are lots of other ways that businesses can work with college – contact Business and Enterprise Manager Lydia Butterworth on 01484 437000 or email lbutterw@kirkleescollege.ac.uk to find out more.

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