Kirkdale Industrial Training Services (KITS)

Via www.feweek.co.uk, we are sad to hear that Kirkdale Industrial Training Services (KITS), based in Brighouse, has ceased to trade with effect from 30th June 2020. As a Group Training Association with origins similar to Appris dating back to 1967, it is disheartening to read about this and potentially many more providers at risk.  

Preparation underway to open Appris Training Centre

With the greatly appreciated support of our Health and Safety Consultant, Michael Hollyoak, Appris has made  preparations to open the Training Centre, allowing the return of students that require practical training in our workshops, whilst respecting social distancing measures and complying with the following two HSE support documents: Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak –
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Update regarding off the job Training at Appris

The training centre will remain closed until the end of April and we will be continuing with the online lessons from 20th April. Continuity of learning and learner progression are extremely important at this difficult time and the online lessons have been a tremendous success. We have experienced excellent  learner attendance, engagement and progression, this
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COVID-19 Update – 19th March 2020

Due to the health and wellbeing concerns arising from the Coronavirus, to safeguard all of our learners we will be temporarily closing the training centre from close of play from Tuesday 24th March until 20th April 2020. During this close down period it is essential that all learners continue to make progress towards their qualifications and
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Coronavirus Guidance from World Health Organisation (WHO)

PRACTICAL STEPS TO STOP THE RISK OF INFECTION There is currently no vaccine to prevent this type of Coronavirus, and antibiotics do not work against viral infections. The best way to stop infection is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of the virus include: Wash your hands often with
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ACT Online Training

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. As Appris is defined as a specified authority, we continue to increase our knowledge on the subject.  As such, all staff, Trustees and apprentices
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Local Employers Receive Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Boost

  West Yorkshire centred engineering apprenticeship training provider, Appris has brokered a deal with modular building specialist Portakabin to receive apprenticeship levy transfer funding for 11 engineering apprentices who are employed with other businesses. Government funding rules state that levy paying employers can ‘transfer’ up to 25% of any annual unspent monies to ‘receiving’ SMEs
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Engineering Apprentice Starts Career At Chemical Company

  Airedale Chemical has bolstered its engineering team with the recruitment of a young Bradford apprentice. The Cross Hills based company has welcomed Josh Thorburn to the team as an apprentice maintenance engineer as he begins his career in the chemical manufacturing industry. Josh joins the business from Appris, the charity organisation working with businesses in
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Additional Engineering & Manufacturing Training Centre to Accommodate 70% Increase in Apprenticeship Demand

Appris, a not for profit registered charity, is expanding its engineering & manufacturing apprenticeship provision with the addition of a new Training Centre on its existing site in Laisterdyke, Bradford. To cope with the surge in advanced apprenticeships, specifically in machining, maintenance and welding. The Centre will accommodate up to 78 students each day and
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Engineering Training Centre Awards 2019

The 5th Annual Appris Engineering Training Centre Awards took place on Thursday 20th June 2019.  Shortlisting winners was as challenging as ever for the Tutors considering the high quality of students, but we are delighted to announce the following winners... Cara Kelly – ATB Morley - (Mechanical learner of the Year) Macaulay Carter – Sulzer
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BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training – Starting September 2019

Aimed at those who are looking to teach or train in the further education sector including those wishing to work in adult and community learning, work-based learning as well as teaching in further education. Session dates for the next cohort are: Date Session Content Wednesday 18th September Session 1 Understanding own roles and responsibilities Wednesday
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Electronics Sector Funding – Reach Higher Project with WYCC

In conjunction with West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC), Appris are delighted to offer the following range of practical and classroom based training to those working in the electronics sector. Reach Higher is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). Click here to view the range of
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