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  • Delivering apprenticeships
    across the region

    Within Luminate Education Group, we have four of the biggest and best apprenticeship providers in Yorkshire, each covering a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

  • Delivering apprenticeships
    across the region

    Within Luminate Education Group, we have four of the biggest and best apprenticeship providers in Yorkshire, each covering a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

Apprenticeships at
Luminate Education Group

With that established provision comes intricate knowledge and expertise of how to run highly successful, award-winning apprenticeships programmes, how to place apprentices, and how to measure the impact of our apprentices and what they bring to our economy.

Our members work together to provide the best opportunities and experiences for our apprentices and employers, so that we are aligned to local needs and inclusive for all.

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Level of apprenticeships

Luminate Education Group offers different levels of apprenticeships at our three further education colleges
(Leeds City College, Harrogate College, Keighley College) and University Centre Leeds.

Intermediate apprenticeships

The intermediate apprenticeship helps develop key skills and knowledge to progress within a chosen career path.

Advanced apprenticeships

Suitable for those who have previously completed an apprenticeship or have been within their job role for some time.

Higher apprenticeships

For those in senior roles who want to develop their skills further. Equivalent to completing a foundation degree or HND.

Degree apprenticeships

For people who want to be specialists in their field. They usually involve an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

We have developed more than 200 apprenticeship programmes across the group, covering everything from health and social care, to engineering, construction, business management and banking. Some of the organisations we work with employ hundreds of apprentices, while others employ just one. Whatever your business size, employers receive dedicated support and advice from day one.

Working with
employers

Collectively, we work with over 700 employers across the Leeds City Region, from large public sector organisations like the NHS and city councils, to small independent businesses. We align with employers to meet their business needs, and match them with highly relevant, quality apprentices.

We also operate the
Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development

The Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development consists of a team of specialists providing bespoke training for businesses across the region. We train staff at our college facilities, or on site, and work with nationally recognised awarding bodies to deliver the latest qualifications. We offer training programmes in HSE & compliance, CPD, digital learning, leadership and management, HR and basic functional skills, and can support your training budgets with free or partially funded courses for your employees.

Business benefits

Apprenticeships allow businesses to train, retain and develop their workforces as they look to the future. With such proven benefits, they are an obvious choice for so many employers.

Plug
skills gaps

Use an apprenticeship scheme to train up new or existing employees to meet your exact business needs.

Reduce
recruitment costs

Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective way to support the development of new skills and talent in your business.

Increase
productivity

78% of employers report improved productivity after introducing an apprenticeship scheme.

Employee
loyalty

90% of apprentices stay on at their company after completing their apprenticeship.

Fit for
purpose

Training an apprentice means employers can shape them entirely to fit their business needs.

  • Plug
    skills gaps

    Use an apprenticeship scheme to train up new or existing employees to meet your exact business needs.

  • Reduce
    recruitment costs

    Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective way to support the development of new skills and talent in your business.

  • Increase
    productivity

    78% of employers report improved productivity after introducing an apprenticeship scheme.

  • Employee
    loyalty

    90% of apprentices stay on at their company after completing their apprenticeship.

  • Fit for
    purpose

    Training an apprentice means employers can shape them entirely to fit their business needs.

Key Contacts

Whether you already employ an apprentice and want to add more to your team, or whether it’s something you are yet to explore, please contact the relevant apprenticeship provider in your area to explore your options.

Keighley College – Clare Fitzgerald
clare.fitzgerald@keighleycollege.ac.uk / 07825 058 223

Leeds City College and University Centre Leeds – Paul Clarke
paul.clarke@luminate.ac.uk

Harrogate College – Daniel Crisp
daniel.crisp@harrogate.ac.uk

Yorkshire Centre for Training and Development - Joe Donovan
joe.donovan@yctd.co.uk / 07814 818 826

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