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New Construction Course Free Trial for Employers

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

Employer research recently carried out by the CITB highlighted a demand for skilled Site Operatives in the Construction Industry. Currently, there is not a nationally, industry recognised career path or qualification for the general Construction Site Operative. The industry has changed dramatically over the past 20+ years, health and safety and the environment (to name just two factors) have influenced…

National Finalist for Apprenticeship Provider Award

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

On Thursday 29th April the AAC Apprenticeship Awards held their National Finalists Ceremony online. The Apprenticeships team at Wakefield College are proud to announce they have been shortlisted as a national finalist for the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships Provider award. The awards, established in 2017, are a joint project by FE Week and…

Ask An Apprentice

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 we asked HR apprentice, Becca Poutney, who is employed by ENGIE a few questions about her apprenticeship.

National Apprenticeships Week 2021

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021

The 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from the 8th to 14th of February. With 2020 forcing us to rely on technology and virtual meetings more than ever, Wakefield College has a very different, but just as exciting, National Apprenticeship Week planned.

Wakefield College to host Virtual Employer Event

Friday, 15 January, 2021

On Tuesday 9th February Wakefield College will be holding their Virtual Employer Event to inform employers of how they both can work together in these difficult trading times.

A Blog for Love Our Colleges Week

Monday, 19 October, 2020

Craig Wigglesworth, Managing Director of a SME manufacturing company STT (Specialist Tooling Technologies Ltd) and David White, Head of Employer Engagement at Wakefield College discuss STT in particular and the region as a whole’s training needs. They talk about how Wakefield College helps to meet those needs helping businesses succeed and what needs to be done in the future to make sure they can continue to innovatively collaborate with businesses in the Leeds City Region and beyond.

Wakefield College Apprentice nominated for Regional Apprentice of the Year

Thursday, 10 September, 2020

As an CMI Award of Excellence winner, James is now automatically nominated for the CMI Regional Apprentice of the Year.

CMI Students recognised with Awards of Excellence

Monday, 24 August, 2020

Sarah Wilson and James Evison, CMI Team Leader Level 3 apprentices, were nominated for the CMI Awards of Excellence by Lee Lyons, Assessor and Trainer for Apprenticeships and Commercial Training at Wakefield College.

Wakefield College celebrates Apprenticeships success…

Monday, 10 February, 2020

Wakefield College’s newly opened Beaumont Building was the backdrop for the annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony last week

Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success

Friday, 08 March, 2019

The Waterton Park Hotel formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Local business leaders and dignitaries were joined by senior college staff to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening.