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Girl Power! Student secures herself place in WorldSkills UK Final

Friday, 22 October, 2021

Wakefield College Engineering student Yasmin Whale has come up trumps after securing a place in the finals of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Engineering a brighter future

Tuesday, 09 February, 2021

Staff from Wakefield College’s Work Placement Team have gone virtual by teaming up with Wakefield-based engineering firm Sewtec Automation to offer college students an insight into the engineering industry.

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.

Welding expert and former student takes up teaching with Wakefield College

Wednesday, 04 December, 2019

Former Wakefield College student and two times UK Skill Weld finalist Brian Fisher has taken up a lecturing position in Fabrication and Welding at our Castleford Campus.

Eight students pass the first heat of Worldskills UK competition

Thursday, 04 April, 2019

Congratulations to the 8 students who have made it through the Skillsweld passive heats in the Worldskills UK competition this year!

Two students gain Apprenticeships from Work Placement experience

Tuesday, 04 December, 2018

Two Level 2 Fabrication and Welding students have successfully gained apprenticeships with MD Engineering Solutions Ltd, based at Whitwood Castleford. MD Engineers provide engineering solutions to the brewing, distilling and process industries and after successful work placements, they have offered Abdulahi Ali and Connor Walton full time apprenticeships, with an immediate start.

Wakefield College purchase new AC/DC High Frequency sate of the art TIG welding sets

Friday, 09 November, 2018

Wakefield College has purchased new AC/DC High Frequency state-of-the-art TIG sets. It enables the College to become an Endpoint Assessment Centre for Welding Standards in the Apprenticeship Framework and a Welding Institute (TWI) Approved Coded Welding Centre.

Wakefield College enter new partnership with OE Electrics

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Electrical manufacturer OE Electrics has established a partnership with Wakefield College to offer two engineering apprenticeships to local students and is confident this will be the first of many apprenticeship opportunities to be offered through the partnership.

Skillweld Semi-Finals

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Two Level 3 Fabrication and Welding students have completed the second stage of Skillweld competition 2018 with Brian Fisher winning 1st place and Tyler Pickard coming 2nd in their separate heats.

Seeing the world of an Engineer through the eyes of students

Friday, 06 July, 2018

Earlier this year the Sky Home Service team and Wakefield College created a dynamic partnership to gain new insights which will help to increase diversity in the Sky’s Home Service Engineer team, and give students special access to the Sky Home Service Apprenticeship scheme.