Entries by Joanne Johnstone

KITS welcomes a new Health, Safety and Environmental Manager

KITS are delighted to welcome Graham Hill as our new Health, Safety and Environmental Manager. Joining us from Nelson and Colne College, Graham is bringing his sound experience of Health and Safety within an Apprenticeships and Training background and is looking forward to working with all of KITS Apprentice Employers’ and members of the Competent […]

National Apprenticeships Week 2019

KITS are supporting National Apprenticeships Week 2019. Apprenticeships are a great alternative to University and for anyone wanting a career Engineering or Motor Vehicle Mechanics, an apprenticeship can be the best way to enter the industry. Specialising in only Engineering and Motor Vehicle – KITS are industry experts and work with hundreds of local manufacturing, […]

Engineering and Manufacturing in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is well-known world-wide for its Advanced Manufacturing and Precision Engineering and its Design and Manufacturing of products ranging from Textiles, Components i.e. valves, turbo-chargers, gears, food and drink products. Products are being produced using the latest machinery and technology techniques ranging from robotics, CNC Machining and most recently 3D printing alongside traditional techniques […]

18th Edition – Are you up to date with the latest regulations?

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations officially launched on 2 July 2018 and are updated Standards in line with all the technological advances upon us, including updated technical data and also includes a new appendix on Energy Efficiency, all of which making new installations safe and compliant. The guidance recommended that all Electricians, […]

Engineering and Motor Vehicle Open Evenings

Engineer Your Future!! KITS hold regular Open Evenings for the Engineering and Motor Vehicle Courses and Apprenticeships on offer. The next Open Evenings will run on: Thursday 7 February 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm Thursday 7 March 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm Thursday 4 April 2019 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm Thursday 25th April 2019 from […]


Happy New Year to all of KITS learners and customers. We hope you have a very prosperous and successful year ahead. If you are looking to recruit an Engineering or Motor Vehicle Apprentice – contact the Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462. If you have any training, upskilling or short course needs – contact our […]


KITS would like to wish all their Learners and Customers a very happy Christmas and New Year. We close for the festive period at 3.15pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 8.00am.    

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships – Apply Now!

Are you 16 to 18 years old and looking to start a career as a Motor Vehicle Mechanic? KITS are now recruiting learners to be matched into an Apprenticeship position from January to March 2019. If you would like to find out more about the Apprenticeships and to Apply – come along to the Motor […]

New LEP Apprenticeship Grant for Employers.

The LEP (Leeds Enterprise Partnership) have launched a new Apprenticeship Grant, aimed at SME businesses who have taken on their first ever Apprentice within the local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York. The grant is worth between £1500 to £2000 for eligible employers. If you are an employer of a KITS Apprentice, […]

New Engineering Apprenticeship Standards – Now in Delivery!

With the introduction of new Apprenticeship Standards from the Government, many of the current Apprenticeship Frameworks are being phased out and replaced by new Standards. KITS are now delivering Apprenticeship Standards for Engineering having already introduced the Standards for Motor Vehicle in 2017. The new Engineering Standards being delivered are: Engineering Operative – Fabrication Engineering […]