Building skills for the future

Take a look at Kirkless Council Together Magazine, featuring Futureworks Yorkshire! 


Apprentices help businesses improve their productivity, resulting in a boost to the economy. This is just one reason why the council is committed to working with businesses that offer apprenticeships.
One such business is BAM Construction Ltd, builders of the new flagship leisure centre in Huddersfield. The company has taken on three young people as apprentices, to work alongside construction workers on site and develop skills for their future employment. This builds on BAM’s already successful apprenticeship programme, being delivered in partnership with colleges and training providers to make sure that all apprentices receive the training they need to meet their career aspirations.


BAM used the YORfuture Shared Apprenticeship Scheme to recruit these apprentices. The scheme, a partnership with Futureworks (Yorkshire) Ltd, CITB, YORhub and Yorkshire and Humber regional partners, helps construction companies to meet local training obligations and provide training opportunities for apprentices.