National Apprenticeship Week kicks-off today!

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 (NAW2020) is an annual celebration of apprenticeships. Running from the 3 – 9 February.

The national theme for this year is #LookBeyond. Celebrating the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices, and communities across England today. From highlighting the breadth of industries and roles available to the talent and energy apprentices bring into the workplace.

Here at Kirklees Council apprenticeships are a big part of what we do this week we will be showcasing the opportunities we provide to our staff and the support available for young people across the district.

Check out Waris’s experience as one of our current apprentices:

If your child is like Waris, keen to learn, prepared to work hard and gain a qualification alongside a job, then an apprenticeship could be for them!

We take great pride and care training our apprentices to ensure that they have the opportunities to flourish, become more independent, and learn new skills to help them in their career.

What support is available?

There is support available all year round in the district, with local employment support programmes such as Works Better 15-25, training providers & employers. To access support and local vacancies you can always contact the Works better 15-25 team on 01484 221000 and ask for Works Better or visit the Works Better website.

Works Better 15-25 is part funded through the European Social Fund is delivered in partnership with C&K Careers across the Kirklees district. It pulls together two projects aimed at supporting young people, these are the Leeds City Region Employment Hub, managed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Youth Engagement and Progression Programme, managed by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships can be for anyone and at any age and level.

Working alongside experienced team members, you will be supported to gain a nationally recognised qualification and receive personal development training.

Apply now

We will start our apprenticeship recruitment in March.

If your son or daughter is interested in working for the council they can register their details for FREE to receive an email alert when the jobs go LIVE.

If you have any questions in the meantime, contact us on


The Employment Hub will receive up to £4,500,000 of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF programme. ESF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit the GOV.UK website.

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