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Group and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust hit 100th Apprentice milestone in academic year

Monday, 06 March, 2023

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust recently welcomed its 100th Apprentice with the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group since August 2022 - demonstrating the significant impact Apprenticeships have in supporting the economy.

Macey Denise Brooks, who is the 100th apprentice, will begin her Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals…

Castleford College to host industry training roadshow

Tuesday, 14 February, 2023

Castleford College is set to host the next training roadshow of the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA), which aims to strengthen the skills of today’s technicians and support the education of the next generation.

Heart of Yorkshire Education Group Apprenticeship Awards winners announced

Friday, 10 February, 2023

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group marked National Apprenticeship Week 2023 with its Annual Apprenticeship Awards – recognising the exceptional achievements of its apprentices and the contributions of its employer partners.

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Monday, 06 February, 2023

There’s lots to shout about this National Apprenticeship Week, with a range of activities going on across our three campuses to raise awareness of Apprenticeships and how they can transform lives.

Build the Future in National Apprenticeships Week 2022

Monday, 07 February, 2022

This week Wakefield College is joining in with the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2022 taking place across England celebrating the opportunities that apprenticeships bring.

Educators join forces to offer businesses help with skills

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

Seven West Yorkshire colleges, Go Higher West Yorkshire and the Textile Centre of Excellence have come together to give businesses a simple way to access funded training and advice.

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Let’s…

New Construction Course Free Trial for Employers

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

Employer research recently carried out by the CITB highlighted a demand for skilled Site Operatives in the Construction Industry. Currently, there is not a nationally, industry recognised career path or qualification for the general Construction Site Operative. The industry has changed dramatically over the past 20+ years, health and safety and the environment (to name just two factors) have influenced…

National Finalist for Apprenticeship Provider Award

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021

On Thursday 29th April the AAC Apprenticeship Awards held their National Finalists Ceremony online. The Apprenticeships team at Wakefield College are proud to announce they have been shortlisted as a national finalist for the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships Provider award. The awards, established in 2017, are a joint project by FE Week and…

Ask An Apprentice

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 we asked HR apprentice, Becca Poutney, who is employed by ENGIE a few questions about her apprenticeship.

National Apprenticeships Week 2021

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021

The 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from the 8th to 14th of February. With 2020 forcing us to rely on technology and virtual meetings more than ever, Wakefield College has a very different, but just as exciting, National Apprenticeship Week planned.