Are you an employer looking to train/upskill your staff or take on an apprentice?

With cost-effective training and development solutions that fit around the working day as our goal, we provide easy access to services and business support that impacts on your bottom line.

From training your new employees through to developing your senior team, we can tailor solutions to meet your business needs.

Training solutions available

Customised Training

In addition to the training options listed, everything we do can be tailored to meet your individual needs or we can design a bespoke programme of learning and development to suit your business.

If you have a group of staff you would like to train, we are often able to offer group booking discounts; please give us a call for a quote. For groups, we are also able to deliver most courses on your premises if appropriate.

Not sure what training you need?

We are happy to meet with you to explore potential learning and development needs and how these might best be met. After all, we want to get to know you and your business, this is often the best way to get to know your business needs. It is important that you ensure that money is spent on training that will help your business to achieve its objectives.

Our Training Needs Analysis is the process of identifying areas for performance improvement and identify any gaps between the skills your business needs and those your employees have.

We can tell you about the options we can offer, funding which may be available, and if we are unable to provide the training you need, we probably know someone who can.

By undertaking a more formal training needs analysis we can help you to identify exactly what skills you and your staff need to effectively carry out their role and suggest potential training options.

We’ve worked with the following companies

Burberry Coca-Cola Enterprises Group Rhodes Haribo Hepworth Wakefield Next Distribution NHS Wakefield Council Wakefield District Housing

Employment Solutions

We are able to offer you a comprehensive recruitment service that will remove all of the hassle of recruiting new employees - from initial advice and guidance, to the selection of the most appropriate candidates, to work experience placements that will meet your needs.


Looking at taking on an apprentice? Or, looking to put existing staff on an Apprenticeship scheme? You’re joining one of over 130,000 workplaces that provide apprenticeship places.

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties the biggest threats to performance and growth, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.

Workplaces offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business - increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.

Work Placements

Work Placements – Whatever the size of your organisation, Work Placements are a way to enhance your workforce with new ideas and a fresh perspective. Students undertaking work experience are wanting the opportunity to develop their skills and are often able to bring enthusiasm and increased motivation to your workforce.

You may have tasks that you have been unable to complete due to time constraints or workloads, or require help with a project. A Work Placement could be a cost effective solution to your requirements and is a way to ‘test-run’ the possibility of the student becoming your apprentice or future employee.

If you would like to discuss your requirements then please phone Business Development on 01924 789761.


In collaboration with the local Job Centres we provide sector specific training programmes, tailored to your organisational needs for local unemployed people looking to work within your industry.

Using our own facilities, we work with the candidates to help build their confidence and develop their skills and knowledge needed to work within your organisation. On completion of the programme candidates will know exactly what the job entails and be ready to be interviewed for your vacancy.

Once you find a suitable candidate, we can then help you with further training within the job role i.e. NVQ’s, professional training and apprenticeships.

Below is a summary of the main benefits of pre-employment training;

  • Use of Wakefield Colleges Facilities
  • Sector Specific
  • Training tailored to your requirements
  • Candidates fully aware of what it means to work for your organisation
  • Costs associated with recruitment reduced

If you would like to discuss your requirements then please phone Business Development on 01924 789761.

Get in touch

Speak to one of our specialist training advisors, telephone the Business Development Unit on 01924 789715.

Chat with course information about these or other courses, telephone 01924 789111 or email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk.

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