We helped 495 local people into jobs or apprenticeships in the last year

Our Employment and Skills service supports local people to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to find and secure work or other opportunities.

How many people has the service helped?

The service made a big impact on the lives of local people in the last year, with 4374 helped in total, 495 securing work or an apprenticeship and 396 new volunteers supported. People also received one to one support and training opportunities to improve their skills, job prospects and overall health and wellbeing.

Working with employers

We have worked with more than 200 employers to help them recruit local people and to be able to deliver these projects successfully to residents, £950,000 was commissioned to local delivery partners across Kirklees.

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director for Economy and Infrastructure at Kirklees Council, said:

“It’s fantastic that we’ve helped so many people into work or an apprenticeship over the last 12 months but there’s much more to do and to come.
We’re an ambitious council and are working hard to ensure our economy is growing healthily and that all people across Kirklees benefit from this. This is supported by our recently-launched Economic Strategy.
As well as a thriving local economy, we’re committed to ensuring that the jobs created as part of that go to local people. So the work we’re doing in improving people’s skills and job prospects is crucial to our future and success of the region.”

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