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 4.30pm to 6.30pm

At these events you can have a look around the Skills Training Centre, Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshops, talk to our Tutors and Advisors and find out all you need to know about the courses and apprenticeships.

If you require any further information please contact the Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462.


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 Admin Team on 01484 711462.




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.



2019 Short Course Calendar Now Available

The KITS 2019 Short Course Calendar is now available for download! Bookings can be taken by the KITS Admin team on 01484 711462.


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 Vehicle Open Event on Thursday 29 November 2018 or Thursday 6th December between 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

If you are unable to attend the event please contact the Motor Vehicle Curriculum Manager on 01484 711462.


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, are a SME business with fewer than 50 employees; and have taken on your  first ever Apprentice – then you may be eligible. The Apprentice must be aged between 19 and 24 years, have started their Apprenticeship learning programme since 1 August 2018 and be following a recognised Apprenticeship in Engineering and Manufacturing (including Motor Vehicle). 

The grant launched in August 2018 and we are encouraging businesses to check their eligibility. You can do this by visiting

If you would like more information about the Grant, all the criteria and how to apply you can contact The Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462.



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 Operative – Electrical
  • Engineering Operative – Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Operative – Maintenance
  • Engineering Technician – Machinist
  • Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Maintenance
  • Engineering Technician – Product Design and Development Technician
  • Engineering Technician – Technical Support Technician
  • Engineering Technician – Toolmaker & Tool and Die Maintenance Technician.

You can find out more about these standards at

If you would like to discuss any of these new Standards and Apprenticeships please contact The Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462.

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

With the increase of Electric and Hybrid cars on our roads, KITS and Junction 25 Conference Centre are pleased to announce that we now have 4 Electric Vehicle Charge Points.

These Charge Points are available to all of our customers and are free of charge to use.

If your vehicle is fully electric or hybrid, please ask about the Charge Points at our reception.


Last chance to Enrol for Engineering!

This is the last week for enrolments on our Engineering courses (Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication and Welding) with final enrolment taking place on Friday 7 September 2018.

If you are 16 – 18 and are wanting to enrol on the Level 1 Engineering course which can lead on to an Apprenticeship position – call the Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462 today to make sure you are enrolled to start on the course on Monday 13 September 2018.


GCSE Results Day 2018

Well done to all learners on GCSE Results day today! We hope that you have all gained the results you were hoping for.

If your results have left you unsure about what path to take, KITS have allocated places on the Fabrication & Welding and Mechanical Engineering courses, specifically for people in your position.

Come along to our Enrolment Events on Tuesday 28th August from 10.00am to 5.00pm or Thursday 30th August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. You can fast track your application and enrol on the course to start here at KITS in Brighouse on Monday 3rd September.

KITS are also attending CK Careers ‘Next Step Event 2018’ at The John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday 28th August between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. If you are attending this event come along and say hello. You can find out more about the Fabrication & Welding and Mechanical Engineering courses and book your place at the Enrolment Event.