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Careers Events

2021 Careers Events

Calderdale College Open Day – Saturday 20 November 2021


An opportunity for students to check out Calderdale College’s facilities, meet tutors, enjoy classroom demonstrations, speak to current students, attend one of the College talks and find out anything they would like to know about becoming a part of #TeamCalderdale. Those wanting to get ahead of the game, will be able to apply for their desired course on the day.


Visitors will also be able to enquire about Calderdale College’s new specialist Engineering Centre in Brighouse, T Level qualifications and Sports Academies, as well as finance, careers support and student wellbeing.


As the event can get busy, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the Fast Track service to pre-register for the event. This will allow them to skip the queues and save time, by not having to sign in on the day. They can sign up for the Open Event here.



Get Organised 2021 – 12 October 2021


An exciting and informative event helping young people across Calderdale find out about careers, apprenticeships, 6th forms and colleges.


You are in Year 11, what comes next? Work? Education? There are many choices and decisions to make about your future. Our Get Organised event will help arm you with the information you need to make those choices clear to you.


This year, Get Organised is going online with a virtual event by Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University.


Calderdale is a great place to study, work or set up your own business. To help find your dream job or perfect career, we have brought together:


  • businesses;
  • apprenticeship schemes;
  • schools;
  • and colleges.


Find out about the amazing support and information available to young people in Calderdale and come along.


Our 30 Speakers


These are from a range of organisations that offer information and support to young people and parents in Calderdale. They include:


  • Career support organisations: C and K Careers and The Employment Hub.
  • 6th Form Schools: Trinity Academy, Brighouse High, Brooksbank Sixth Form, Crossley Heath Grammar, North Halifax Grammar and Ryburn Valley High.
  • Colleges: Calderdale College, Greenhead College, Huddersfield New College and Kirklees College.


You can book onto the online sessions by visiting the Calderdale Council website: Get Organised 2021.

Explore Huddersfield New College from home  – Wednesday 29 September 2021


On Wednesday 29 September Huddersfield New College we will open a series of events for students looking to join them in 2022 with the launch of their virtual event platform. Available throughout their application window, this is an ideal opportunity to get ahead in exploring your options. The platform will feature a range of great content including video lesson tasters, student videos and an interactive virtual tour.

On Wednesday 29 September staff and our Head Student team will be available for live chat for all your queries. For more information visit: huddnewcoll.ac.uk

C&K Virtual Apprenticeship Event – Thursday 11 March 2021


Are you a student, parent or carer looking for information about apprenticeships?


Join us for this online event to:


  • Discuss future options, such as traineeships and apprenticeships, from intermediate level to degree apprenticeships
  • Attend a range of presentations
  • Visit virtual ‘stands’ offering the information and advice that interests you
  • Talk to training providers and colleges and ask questions using the channel that suits you best – event chat, phone, video call or email
  • Chat to apprentices
  • Get individual careers guidance from our careers advisers
  • Find out about current apprenticeship vacancies


Register for the event here. Once registered, you will receive email updates and as soon as it is live, the link to join the event.

National Careers Week – 1-6 March 2021


National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. NCW focuses on careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.


The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. Our online guides are designed to inform, involve and guide parental support. They include the most up to date information on topics such as apprenticeships, universities and revision techniques.


You can download the Parents’ Guide here: The Parents’ Guide to – National Careers Week 2021

A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships – Wednesday 3rd February, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Free online event


Are you a parent or carer looking for clear information about what apprenticeships entail?


Apprenticeships in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are a really good option for many young people seeking a career. But as a parent or carer how can you help guide them through the process if you don’t know what’s involved?


National Apprenticeship Week, running from 8-14 February 2021, will provide opportunities for young people to find out more about apprenticeships (including actual apprenticeships opportunities) so why not put yourself in a more informed position to help them by joining our free online session.


This event will include:


  • A focus on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers.
  • Information on the key growth industries in Leeds City region (covering West Yorkshire) – highlighting employment sectors for young people.
  • An explanation of what an apprenticeship is and the different qualifications that can be achieved.
  • The role of training providers.
  • An opportunity to hear from a local employer.
  • Interviews with current apprentices to find out first hand what being an apprentice means.


Presenters from West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City College will both be speaking on the night.


To register please follow this link: A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships – free online event