Engineering apprentice

Darcy Chapman, an engineering apprentice studying at Kirklees College

Kirklees College named one of the best for apprenticeships

The government’s latest figures for apprenticeships rank the college as the best in West Yorkshire and the tenth best nationally.

The Department for Education’s National Achievement Rate Tables were compiled using statistics from apprenticeship completions for 16 to 18 year olds in 2016/17.

The figures measure the percentage of students enrolled at each college that achieved their targeted qualification within the agreed time frame.

Kirklees College is one of the largest apprenticeship providers in West Yorkshire, currently training around 2,800 apprentices each year in over 30 subjects.

The results show apprentices training with Kirklees College are getting good results – and finishing on time.

Principal Marie Gilluley said: “We are so proud and delighted that our college has once again been recognised for the quality of our Apprenticeship training nationally.

“These results show that the quality of the service we provide both for the employers and their apprentices is consistently high and that we are getting the students through their Apprenticeships within the agreed timescales.

“We are really grateful for all the hard work and support our employers give us so that we can provide such great options to young people when it comes to Apprenticeships.”

Kirklees College also fares 3% better than the national average when it comes to results for full-time 16-18 courses.