PLUMBING, catering and engineering have been just the job for 70 teenagers on Saturdays.

High school pupils have given up their Saturday mornings to learn a variety of new skills.

Pupils have now completed a 20-week training course spending ten weeks in two subject areas.

They were presented with certificates of achievement at a presentation day at the college last weekend.

Huddersfield Technical College held the courses designed to give young people an insight into different occupations before they leave school.

Julie James, coordinator of the scheme, said: “Saturday Club provides a great opportunity for pupils from local schools to gain a valuable insight into a variety of work areas.

“This experience not only opens their eyes to the career options available, but also helps them make a more informed career choice at a later date.

“They have all shown real dedication by voluntarily giving up their free time on Saturday mornings.”

The young students from throughout Kirklees and Calderdale have been learning more about computer aided design, mechanics, joinery, catering, IT, plumbing and engineering.