City Training Services
Established in 1983, City Training Services based in Bradford have a 30 year track record of helping young people in apprenticeship programmes in the Yorkshire area from cultural and creative to construction. CTS also offers Professional Training & Development Courses in a modern conference centre.
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Take An Apprenticeship to the Boardroom
Apprenticeships are taking employees all the way to the top. That’s according to new research, which finds that one in five employers currently have former apprentices working in senior management positions.
The findings, released to launch the third annual City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, highlight the commitment of employers to promoting former apprentices through the ranks. Indeed, 33% of all employers questioned said apprentices go onto various management positions in their company. Regionally it is the South West where a former apprentice’s career prospects are best, with 29% of companies in this area saying they have former apprentices in board level positions. This is followed by Yorkshire and the Humber and East Midlands with 26%.
Warning - Bogus Apprenticeship Website
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) have been alerted to a website called Apprenticeships Portal - http://apprenticeshipsportal.org/
They are contacting schools and trying to persuade them to get their Year 11 students to register on their website ready for Apprenticeships starting in 2014. There are no vacancies on the site. They are also claiming that, by doing this, schools will be able to demonstrate to OFSTED that they are giving pupils advice on Apprenticeships.
In particular we want to alert you to the following:-
The contact number on the site for candidates (young people) is a 0906 number (cost £1.53p per minute). Candidates are also charged for the service as 'the payment system is linked to pay pal'- it is £25 to register.
This is not the NAS website nor do we promote or endorse this website. NAS services and those of the National Careers Service are the Government supported services and free to the user.’
Shopfitting Apprentice of the Year Awarded to City Training Services Apprentice
Oliver Atkinson of Cardinal Shopfitters of Shipley has won the Shopfitting Apprentice of the Year Award which was held at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 10th October.
Here is Oliver with Dave Kirkup Associate Director of Cardinal Shopfitters of Shipley and his awards, a cup, a cheque for £60 and a certificate.
Congratulations to Oliver.
City Training Services Apprentice Wins Gold in UK Final of World Skills Metal Work Competition
Having reached the WorldSkills UK National Final for Metalwork Construction Christopher Hanson, an Advanced Apprentice with City Training Services, won the Gold Medal and may now represent the UK in the World Finals being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
The competition was held at the NEC Birmingham between 14th to 16th November where approx. 75,000 people attended to see the 700 competitors battled it out in 70 competitions.
Christopher works for Metalcraft Europe Ltd who are a loyal and long term user of City Training Services and Bradford College for the training of their apprentices.
The achievement by Christopher underlines the quality of training and skills all the above parties provide.
We congratulate Christopher on his success and wish to thank Metalcraft and Bradford College for the efforts made in providing the support and effort necessary to win Gold – let’s hope he is selected to represent the UK in the World Finals and “ do us all proud “.
McMillan Coffee Morning at City Training Services
A great McMillan coffee morning was enjoyed by both staff and learners at City Training Services, the total raised so far for this worthy cause exceeds £150.
Thanks to all for the great cakes, buns and generous donations.
City Training Services Apprentice Invited To Attend Reception At Parliament
City Training Services apprentice Connor Wilsden who is an Engineering Apprentice with Otley based Craftsman Tools has been invited to attend a reception at parliament by Greg Mulholland MP for Leeds North West.
Apprenticeships Score Top Marks From Businesses And Apprentices
Apprenticeships have been highly praised in a new survey, with nearly 8 out of 10 (78%) apprentices and 8 out of 10 (81%) businesses saying they would recommend them to friends or other employers. Click here to view the article.
Apprentices Win Student Of The Year Awards
City Training Services had a "Field Day" at the recent Bradford College 2013 "Student of the Year" awards ceremony with five apprentices receiving awards. The awards were presented by Sandy Young, Programme Manager of Engineering with contributions from the apprentices' employers in recognition of their excellent achievements over the year.
Pictured above are Andrew Jackson of Centa Transmissions Ltd receiving a Level 3 Manufacturing Student of the Year Award 2012/13.
Harry McGowan of Apex Hydraulics Ltd receiving a Level 2 Student of the Year Award 2012/13.
Basharat Ali of Denso Marston receiving a Level 3 Fabrication Student of the Year Award 2012/13.
Michael Chew of Switchgear & Instrumentation Ltd receiving a Level 2 Electronic Student of the Year Award 2012/13.
Tom Hinchliffe of WG & R Services Ltd receiving a Level 2 Fabrication Student of the Year Award 2012/13.
17th Edition Wiring Regulations Course 28 - 30 January 2014
We have a 3 day, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations courses running from 28 - 30 January 2014 at our Conference Centre in Little Germany, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
If you would like to secure a place, please contact me John Valentine on 01274 728316
Places allocated on a first come first served basis.
Course fees £325 plus VAT (including regs book and lunch).
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