Kirklees College is calling all employers in the Colne and Holme valleys who can offer engineering apprenticeships.

The college has received applications from keen and motivated candidates – but sees a lack of job vacancies in the area.

Engineering curriculum team leader John Markowycz said: “We have some really good quality candidates who have applied for mechanical engineering apprenticeships which would cover traditional machining and more advanced manufacturing using CNC – Computer Numerical Control – machines.

“Most manufacturers in this area would have that type of equipment or would need maintenance personnel to maintain all their equipment covering both mechanical and electrical maintenance.”

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The college is looking for vacancies among firms in Crosland Moor, Meltham, Honley, Holmfirth, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Linthwaite, Golcar, Netherton and Lockwood.

In North Kirklees, the college has engineering apprenticeship vacancies to fill around Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley and Liversedge.

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