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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.

RWE welcome student to prestigious Ferrybridge training facility

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018

The 25th October 2018 will mark 100 years to the day that the Yorkshire Electric Power Company purchased an area of land for the purposes of building what was to be the UK's largest electricity generating station using coal brought from the nearby colliery.

Skillweld 2018 competition

Monday, 23 April, 2018

Two Wakefield College students have passed the first stage of Skillweld competition 2018. The competition has 3 progressive stages; each stage builds on the last to challenge the competitor to develop their weld skills. At each stage the competitors Welding test pieces are marked against a set criteria.

JCT600 and Me – new College partnership

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Wakefield College and JCT600 are excited to be setting up a new partnership, which allows students the chance to undertake work placements.