Building on successful partnership working, CHFT and Kirklees College have formalised arrangements to continue working together on their shared ambition to create education and training opportunities for people and communities in Kirklees.

The partnership will increase opportunities for people living in Kirklees to access training, education, work placements and jobs that will bring social, economic and health benefits for communities and people living in the local area.

Kirklees College and CHFT will share knowledge, skills and experience to create a strong offer to enable more people to train, enter employment and participate in health and social care education, training, work placements and apprenticeships.

Alongside the College, we will also explore wider opportunities in training and work placements in areas such as digital technology, estate development and management, construction, and manufacturing processes.

Our Chief Executive, Brendan Brown, said: “We’re proud to formally recognise our partnership with Kirklees College. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals.

“The partnership will not only benefit the students, but it will also enhance the care we provide for our local communities and pave the way for the future of healthcare in Kirklees and beyond.”

Palvinder Singh, Chief Executive and Principal at Kirklees College, said: “The Health and Social Care sector is one of the largest in our region and this partnership will help us stay at the forefront of training for this vital industry in Kirklees and West Yorkshire. We are very proud partners of CHFT and we look forward to working together to create opportunities and change lives for our students and also to futureproof the workforce of the future.”