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Kirkdale Industrial Training Services (KITS) and Calderdale College have joined forces to deliver an exciting Engineering Apprenticeship programme.

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THE PARTNERSHIP
Encompassing both public and private sector delivery initiatives, the Brighouse and Halifax-based organisations have cemented a long overdue partnership which they are confident will deliver significant advantages to their learners. This includes a strengthened offer to local and regional employers, as well as the benefit of a joint recruitment strategy.

Commenting on the new partnership, David Todhunter, CEO at KITS said; “This is an exciting opportunity which presents huge benefits to learners and employers across Kirklees and Calderdale, and is characterized by a mutually transparent relationship at senior level in both organisations.”

John Rees, Principal of Calderdale College added; “Across all of our activities we work with over 3000 employers nationwide, so we hope that by blending this experience with KITS’ considerable expertise in the industrial training sector we can create something very special for all of our stakeholders, and especially the learners and employers we aim to bring together.”

The new partnership will officially commence from the beginning of August 2017, with a new cohort of around 100, 16-18 year old school leavers starting the fundamentals of an Engineering Apprenticeship.

THE APPRENTICESHIP
KITS has been established as one of the leading independent Engineering Training Providers in the area and has a fully resourced workshop designed to replicate a modern workshop environment. All apprentices receive training on a wide range of equipment that they will find in a workshop.

The Engineering Apprenticeship covers the three areas:

Mechanical
Skills you will learn:

  • Work with lathes
  • Milling
  • Bench work - fitting
  • CNC forming/punching
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Fabrication
Skills you will learn:

  • Sheet metal
  • Plate work
  • Welding (MAGS, TAGS, MMA, Gas)
  • Cutting
  • CNC Forming/Punching
  • Computer Aided Design

Electrical
Skills you will learn:

  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Electrical Repair
  • Electronic Repair
  • Motor Control
  • PLC’s
  • Fault Finding