Batley Town Hall to host apprenticeships event

Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Gwen Lowe, will open the event.
Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Gwen Lowe, will open the event.

Local, regional and national employers, colleges and training providers are heading to Batley for one of two Kirklees apprenticeship events.

The evenings, one at Batley Town Hall on Tuesday, February 12, and one at John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield on February 6, will give young people and their parents and carers a chance to talk to a range of employers, colleges and training providers about apprenticeship opportunities they can apply for.

Apprenticeships combine study with real work experience and the types and levels of apprenticeships available are growing.

Apprentices have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff, gain real world experience, earn a wage and study a course related to the role.

Last year over 1,000 young people started an apprenticeship in Kirklees. A wide range of schemes are available in the area from level 2 right up to higher and degree level.

John Andrews, Employer Engagement Manager at C and K Careers said: “Apprentices do real jobs for real employers, gaining the qualifications that industries want and that can provide opportunities for progression. 

“Apprentices benefit from higher rates of employment and higher levels of job satisfaction than young people in jobs offering no training. Increasingly popular with employers, apprenticeships contribute to improved labour

supply, staff retention, increased productivity and a workforce with the ‘right’ skills and commitment to the business.”

People going along to the events will be able to chat to exhibitors and apprentices, find out about vacancies, attend information sessions and get advice and guidance from C and K Careers.

The Huddersfield John Smith’s Stadium event on February 6 will be from 5.30pm-8pm and will be opened by former Huddersfield Giants player Eorl Crabtree

Mayor of Kirklees Coun Gwen Lowe will open the event at Batley Town Hall from 5.30pm-8pm.

Event sponsors Kirklees College, KNH and Mark Betts Hairdressing will be exhibiting on the night, with other exhibitors including Kirklees Council, Plexus Law, Syngenta, RAF, Superdrug, Buy it Direct, Nufarm, Nestle and CITB with more to be announced.  

To find out more about the event or apprenticeships in Kirklees, contact C and K Careers on 01484 225500 and ask for Recruitline, e-mail events@ckcareers.org.uk or visit our website