Apprenticeships still up for grabs

Oliver, 21, who has been doing an apprenticeship at Marshalls
Oliver, 21, who has been doing an apprenticeship at Marshalls

THERE are still places available for would-be apprentices who want to take up fabrication and welding with employers in Halifax.

Kirklees College has places available for people wanting to learn on the job.

Oliver Marshall, 21, was an electrical engineering apprentice at Kirklees College and Marshalls in Elland last year.

He said: “I think that to work in engineering you need to be able to focus and work hard, but also be laid back enough to get on as part of a team.

“Marshalls use the college for other training of their engineers as well as my apprenticeship. The apprentices and the fully qualified staff are encouraged to let them know if they feel they need to learn more or update their skills.

“I came back to college recently for an additional City and Guilds qualification.”

The fabrication and welding apprenticeship will start this September.

Oliver, who will finish his apprenticeship at the end of this academic year, said: “College gives me the knowledge I need to do the work at Marshalls, and you gain different skills from both organisations. I’m hoping that I would be able to stay on once I qualify, I know a few of their electrical engineers will be looking to retire in the next few years.”

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Open enrolment takes place at the Huddersfield Centre on Thursday 1 September from 12-7pm and at the Dewsbury Centre on Friday 2 September from 10am to 4pm.

Anyone interested can call 01484 437070 for further information.