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Engineering - fabrication & welding at Kirkdale Industrial Training Services Ltd (KITS)

Course description

was formed in 1991 following the merger between the Halifax and District Group Training Organisation and the Kirklees Training Association. The merger brought together two like-minded training organisations. At the outset, the aim of KITS was to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence for Engineering Training and associated skills in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. This was enhanced during 1994 with the opening of a new centre at Brighouse. Over the years KITS has continued to grow and has achieved a reputation for High Quality Cost Effective training resulting in the need to further expand the training facilities in 1998. KITS is one of the largest and leading employer-led engineering Group Training Organisations in the UK . Over the years KITS has developed from an organisation that was purely seen as a recruiter of engineering craft apprentices and a means of maximising levy/grant returns to an organisation that responds to company needs for both training and services in human resource development, health and safety, quality and standards in a wider range of industries.

Course content

Skills you will learn include...

* Sheet metal
* Plate work
* Welding (MAGS, TAGS, MMA, Gas)
* Cutting
* CNC Forming/Punching
* Computer Aided Design

Job opportunities exist within a variety of engineering workshops in all disciplines.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Aptitude test
Interview
School report
Record of achievement

Assessment

Assessment is within the training centre in the first year then in company for subsequent years.

Financial information

This programme is Government Funded and free to apprentices

Future opportunities

Skilled, technicians may be promoted to senior roles with more pay and responsibility.

Engineering technicians who qualify for professional status (EngTech) may have a wider choice of career development options, including further study towards incorporated and chartered status.

Technology changes quickly in this field, so it is important for engineering technicians to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

Further information

Contact us via the details on our website

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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      KITS was formed in 1991 following the merger between the Halifax and District Group Training Organisation and the Kirklees Training Association. The merger brought together two like-minded training organisations. At the outset, the aim of KITS was to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence for Engineering Training and associated skills in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. This was enhanced during 1994 with the opening of a new centre at Brighouse. Over the years KITS has continued to grow and has achieved a reputation for High Quality Cost Effective training resulting in the need to further expand the training facilities in 1998. KITS is one of the largest and leading employer – led engineering Group Training Organisations in the UK.

      In 2009/2010 the Skills Training Centre was totally refurbished with new state of the art machinery reflecting the standards and technology within local Manufacturing and Engineering Companies.