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Bradley Pickles - Trade Hub

Bradley Pickles, a TradeHub student at Calderdale College has set himself some ambitious career goals and, with the help of our experienced tutors, nationally recognised qualifications and industry standard facilities, hopes to achieve them.

Bradley is in his first year of studying at Calderdale College and chose the TradeHub programme as it suits his desire for hands-on learning, practical lessons and structured support from our experienced staff.

The TradeHub course has been designed by Calderdale College to give students a taster into the trades. The 36-week-long course is taught by industry experienced tutors and is perfect for those wanting an introduction to construction, to gain skills and decide which trade-path to pursue a career in.

Bradley hopes to enter a career in the military and is confident that a construction qualification will help him excel. He said: “The environment I get to learn in at Calderdale College is great. It is very inspiring and encourages me to work hard.

“My aim is to join the army, but I would like a good qualification to help me both climb the ranks and have a job when I leave.”

Trade Academy at Calderdale College

Calderdale College is the largest provider of further education and apprenticeships in Calderdale, as well as the sole provider of higher education. Its state of the art facilities include the new Trade Academy, designed to give students the best possible experience and gain the skills they need to join a well-paid, exciting and rewarding career in construction.

The Trade Academy’s wide range of employer-responsive courses offer students a wealth of career pathways and are all taught by college tutors that have years of trade experience and industry skills. Many of the Trade Academy courses guarantee a work placement with an employer including; British Craft Trade, City & Guilds and Yorkshire Timber.