You’re hired! Keighley College on an apprenticeship mission

23 February, 2022 9:50 pm

Keighley College, a member of Luminate Education Group, has launched its second 100 in 100 campaign, following the success of the campaign in 2021, which aims to get 100 apprentices placed in 100 days.

The campaign is part of the college’s plan to support local businesses to develop skills for the future and increase the number of apprentices, as part of the levelling up agenda.

Last year, the college, in collaboration with Leeds City and Harrogate colleges surpassed the 100 target, placing 150 apprentices in sectors including business, hospitality, engineering and health and social care. Overall, the college now has more than 400 apprentices on a wide range of programmes.

Clare Fitzgerald, Head of Stakeholder Engagement at Keighley College said: “We want to be the provider that helps people take their careers to the next level and we are delighted to be running this fantastic initiative again. Whether you’re just starting your first job or looking to make a career change, we want to support you. We also want to address the staff shortages and supply chain disruption faced by many businesses in Keighley and surrounding areas.

“The business advantages of taking on an apprentice have never been more significant.

More and more employers today are seeing the benefits of apprenticeships, with several businesses in the Keighley district, including Airedale Hospital, Produmax and Canvasman, working in partnership with us to deliver a comprehensive apprenticeship programme.

“We would like to engage with as many businesses as possible to create the type of opportunities that will be beneficial, both to the apprentice and employer.”

Keighley College is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the district and works closely with more than 150 employers, including Airedale Hospital, to provide apprentices.

To find out more about the apprenticeship campaign and how to hire apprentices, contact Clare,