Apprenticeship boost for 30 young people in Kirklees

Coun Peter McBride, Kirklees
Coun Peter McBride, Kirklees

Kirklees Council will bid to increase employment make 30 apprenticeships available in September.

The council will offer apprenticeships in fields such as IT, vehicle maintenance and construction.

One of last year’s apprentices, Krystle Craig-Thomas, works in business support for culture and leisure.

She said: “I have been working for the council since June last year. Everyone is friendly and supportive and I am learning new skills all the time.

“Being an apprentice means I can earn a wage while gaining a qualification and developing the skills I need to progress in the future – I would encourage all young people to consider applying.”

Coun Peter McBride, cabinet member for place, said: “The council is committed to providing apprenticeships and I am delighted that we are able to provide over 30 positions this year.

“Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for young people to start a new career as well as providing the council and Kirklees with a skilled workforce for the future.”

Anyone interested can apply for a council apprenticeship until May 2. Visit for more information.