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 15 November 2018 between 10.00am 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.

KITS welcomes new Engineering learners

KITS have welcomed 85 new Engineering learners to the Skills Training Centre in Brighouse throughout August.

These young people have enrolled on either Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Fabrication & Welding courses, delivered in conjunction with Calderdale College. At the end of the 16 week Study Programme the learners will have the opportunity to progress onto an Apprenticeship with local employers.

KITS continues to enrol learners onto the programme until 7th September 2018. If you are interested please telephone Employer Engagement on 01484 711462.

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Welcome to our new website. We hope you find it both attractive and easy to use. On our website you find all the information you need about our Apprenticeships, Short Courses and Health and Safety Services. Keep visiting our site to find out when we are having open days for recruitment or special offers on our courses and of course keep visiting this page for all the latest news about KITS.