Entries by Joanne Johnstone


As an employer you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your Health and safety duties. This must be a Competent Person who is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage Health and Safety. Recently we have seen big increases in fines distributed to companies who are breaching Health and Safety […]

Changes to the Apprenticeship Co-Investment Fee

The Government have announced changes to the Co-Investment Fee for Non Levy Apprenticeship Employers. For new Apprenticeship starts from 1 April 2019, this co-investment rate is changing. Employers who employ a learner above the age of 19 or have over 50 employees, will pay 5% towards to the cost of Apprenticeship training, and the Government […]

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 […]