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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.

More Success For City Training Apprentices!!!

In the recent “ Matchfit “ completion held at Lindsey College, Scunthorpe two City Training Services’ Apprentices took both first and second prizes.

Both apprentices attend Bradford College and are undertaking Fabrication & Welding apprenticeships with City Training Services.

Thom Hinchliffe, who works for WG & R Engineering was awarded first place in this prestigious event with Oliver Brown, who works for Metalcraft Europe finishing a close second.

Both apprentices are a credit to their employers, Bradford College and City Training Services and are excellent role models for the apprenticeship scheme.

David Ward MP Backs City Training Services In National Apprenticeship Week

With the launch of National Apprenticeship Week, (3-7th March) City Training Services, part of the Bradford College group is playing a vital role in helping to alleviate the impact of youth unemployment with a range of innovative Apprenticeship courses with employability in mind.

Optical Retailing Apprenticeships Available Here


We have Apprenticeships available in Optical Retailing at Level 2 and Level 3. Are you interested and like what you see? Click here for more information.

We have vacancies at

  • Optical Express - Whiterose Centre
  • Specsavers -Leeds
  • Openshaw Opticians - Cleckheaton.

Please contact Charlotte Greenwood on 01274 728316 or

for more information about these posts.

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. 

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.

Please read the full article here.

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.

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17th Edition Wiring Regulations Course 28 - 30 April 2014 

We have a 3 day, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations courses running from 28 - 30 April 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. Regs book and lunch can be purchased separately.

Please see our new Video on Interview Techniques

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