Leeds College of Building has renewed its partnership with SES Engineering Services (SES). The collaboration offers opportunities to 20 individuals.
11 apprentices will pursue Level 3 Electrical apprenticeships, while a further nine will get started on a Level 3 Building Services apprenticeship. The development aligns with SES’s commitment to nurture new talent.
Rob Smith, Head of Partnerships and Skills at Leeds College of Building, expressed excitement about rekindling the relationship with SES. He said: “The College worked with SES historically, but we recently began talks again to rekindle our relationship and explore how we could enhance their existing apprenticeship training offer.
“This dialogue resulted in the creation of apprenticeship programmes for 20 individuals.”
The college hosted an apprenticeship trades induction day at the South Bank Campus, where apprentices explored facilities and met tutors. SES facilitated team-building exercises, and apprentices engaged with lecturers.
Samantha Gibbs, Early Careers Advisor at Wates, praised the partnership, citing the college’s industry reputation. She commented: “We are really excited to work with Leeds College of Building for our Level 2/3 Apprenticeship and our Higher Apprenticeships. SES had a long-standing relationship with the College, and it is great to restart this. Leeds College of Building has an outstanding reputation for high-quality delivery within the construction industry and brilliant account management. I look forward to continuing this relationship.”
Beyond apprenticeships, the college will train an equal number of higher education trainees. A BSE Degree Apprenticeship is in progress, offering a training pathway from Level 3 to a degree qualification, including a Level 4 higher apprenticeship in areas like Site Supervisor, Quantity Surveying, or Building Services Engineering.
Rob Smith emphasized, “SES choosing Leeds College of Building as their apprenticeship training partner adds to our cap. It’s a testament to our exceptional training reputation.”
This partnership renewal underscores both institutions’ commitment to fostering talent and providing bright futures for those entering construction and M&E sectors. As apprentices start their learning journeys, they’ll gain top-notch education and hands-on experience, setting the stage for rewarding industry careers.