20 Sep 2018

Chance to find out about exciting Leeds Apprenticeships

Young people in Leeds can find out how to take their first exciting steps on the path to a new career with some of the city’s biggest businesses.

A series of seminars organised by Leeds Apprenticeship Hub will be held at Leeds Beckett University this October and November.

Parents, carers and young people can hear direct from key employers about apprenticeship opportunities with leading global companies with bases in Leeds.

Now in its third year, the series of seminars has seen high profile companies including Asda, BT Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sky and Leeds City Council attending in previous years.

Cllr Jonathan Pryor, executive member for Learning, Skills and Employment said:

“This event, unique of its kind in Leeds, allows parents and young people to consider more options than following the traditional route of university to be able to achieve qualifications ranging from teaching to manufacturing.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about how the apprenticeships work from staff of the companies involved, as well as hear from current apprentices about their personal experiences. It is a really great chance for parents and young adults to explore more how they can achieve their best future.

"As well as information about how to apply for vacancies those attending will also hear from apprentices about their journey and their experiences of gaining qualifications, whilst earning a salary."

If you would like the option to attend one or more of these seminars then you can book your place at: https://tinyurl.com/yadrgw72. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


For media enquiries please contact:

Vanessa Lancaster

Graduate Communications and Marketing Assistant

Tel: 01133 783690

E-mail: Vanessa.lancaster@leeds.gov.uk


Notes to Editors:

There will be an extensive range of employers from all sectors with the seminar topics listed below:

Seminar Topic




Monday 8th October

6.30pm – 8.00pm


Tuesday 9th October

6.30pm – 8.00pm


Tuesday 16th October

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Finance / Accountancy

Tuesday 23rd October

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Retail / Hospitality / Customer Services

Tuesday 30th October

6.30pm – 8.00pm

IT / Digital / Media

Tuesday 6th November

6.30pm – 8.00pm


Tuesday 13th November

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Public Sector – Health / Local and Central Government

Tuesday 20th November

6.30pm – 8.00pm

Uniformed Services

Tuesday 27th November

6.30pm – 8.00pm


For media enquiries contact:

Leeds City Council Communications team