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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.

Students Go Through to WorldSkills UK National Finals

Two of City Training Services most talented students who attend Bradford College have been officially announced as finalists in this year’s prestigious WorldSkills UK national finals, hosted at the NEC Birmingham later in November.

Tom Hinchliffe and Oliver Brown will join students from across the country to battle it out in their respective areas of specialism, in a bid to be crowned national skills champions.

The finals form the centrepiece of The Skills Show – the nation’s largest skills and careers event which attracts over 75,000 visitors each year. The show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore Further Education, skills and Apprenticeships. 

Tom Hinchliffe and Oliver Brown, both Level 2 learners, have been selected for the Construction Metal Work Advanced competition final and will compete at Level 3. Oliver scooped a Gold Medal and Thomas a Silver Medal in the Matchfit competition earlier this year.

Perry Rushby, Lecturer in Fabrication and Welding has mentored the students throughout their learner journey. Perry Rushby said: “It takes hard work, determination and a high level of skill to compete against some of the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners. Thomas Hinchliffe and Oliver Brown have got promising futures ahead of them.  They are competing in a Level 3 category, which demonstrates they are working above their current level. I wish them every success for the future.”

Competitors from this year’s cycle of WorldSkills UK Competitions may also be eligible to compete for a place in the team that will represent the UK at WorldSkills in São Paulo, Brazil 2015.  The WorldSkills Competition takes place every two years in cities around the globe and is the largest international skills competition.

Jack Scarr, Matchfit Project Manager reflected: “Matchfit are delighted  and this is a huge credit and a great reflection of the quality of  the Bradford College Group.


City Training Services Sponsor SI Leeds Literary Awards

City Training Services are to be one of the sponsors of the SI Leeds Literary Awards in Ilkley, on the 15th of October 2014. City Training Helped out by providing a new Amazon Kindle to one talented winner.

Click the link below to view the SI Leeds Literary Awards Website

SI Leeds Literary Awards

Delegates finding out about apprenticeships with City Training Services

The City Training Services stall at The Braford Skills Show Experience at Valley Parade, Bradford.

See more here.

CTS Staff Complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

On Sunday 17th August members of City Training Services and family successfully completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in arduous conditions suffering the fury that was the tail end of hurricane Bertha. Here is the team below:

On Friday 25th July the staff of CTS all gave generously as part of a dress down day sponsoring the 3 peaks team, all the monies going to Manorlands Hospice.

Callum, 17, Wins Curry Chef Crown

Apprentice, Callum Shand, has been named junior winner of the recent World Curry Festival in Bradford. Callum is a student at the Department of Hospitality and Travel at Bradford College. Callum went up against competition from across the UK with his seekh lamb kebabs, pitta bread and green dip and came out victorious.

Well Done, Callum!

Callum is pictured below with Mohammed Aslam.

CTS Staff Walk the 'Canal Challenge'

On Sunday 27th July 2014, City Training Services very own 'Smells like Team Spirit' (consisting of staff and some of their family) walked the 'Canal Challenge' of 15.8 miles from Bingley to Leeds along the Leeds / Liverpool canal.

Here is the team below.


As a Corporate Member of WISE, City Training Services has signed up to the WISE CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Charter as part of our ongoing commitment to maximising opportunities for increasing the participation and progression of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Learner Feedback   


We would appreciate your feedback       

Ofsted have recently introduced a facility which allows learners to give feedback on colleges or training providers who deliver education and training. It gives you the opportunity to tell Ofsted what you think about the services provided by City Training Services and/or Bradford College.

The brief survey asks for your opinion on 10 aspects: from whether the lessons/training sessions are well taught to if you would recommend City Training Services to a friend.

The survey will only take 5 minutes or so and by sharing your views you'll be helping City Training Services to improve. You will also be able to see what other students have said about Bradford College and City Training Services or, if you want to, view the results for other further education and skills providers in England.

To complete please visit www.learnerview.ofsted.gov.uk and access the survey, please use Bradford College as the name of the provider.

 If you have any queries about the survey please contact 01274 728316.

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Tracey Scott-Milner

Operations & Performance Executive, City Training Services

City Training Services Construction Team Win Team Of The Year At Bradford College Staff Awards For Excellence 2013/14

The Construction Team at City Training Services have won the 'Exceptional Team of the Year Award' at the Bradford College staff awards for 2013/14.

Congratulations the all of the team. Well Done! Click here to read the full article.

CTS Apprentices Build Tin Man at Bradford College

Chris Hanson and Lewis Walker who are apprentices here at City Training Services were part of a team of students at Bradford College to build a Tin Man.

See the full article here


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.

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. 

17th Edition Wiring Regulations Course

We have 3 day, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations courses running during 2014 at our Conference Centre in Little Germany, Bradford, West Yorkshire.   

If you would like to secure a place, please contact 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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