Young people offered the chance to become the next apprentice

Apprenticeships working with celebrity agents and The Leeds United Foundation will be among those on offer at an apprenticeships and skills evening aimed at young people.

Leeds City Council and its partners across the city are to host an information evening at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 2 July from 5-8pm.

The event will bring together young people, parents and carers providing them with the opportunity to meet with employers and training providers to find out more about the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities available and how they can be accessed.

Already confirmed to attend the event are the National Apprenticeship Service, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building, learning providers and a wide range of other employers in the city including: Barclays Bank, Aldi, Leeds Building Society, The Leeds United Foundation, thebigword, entertainment and celebrity management agency Greenleaf Entertainments, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Leeds Dental Institute, Maria Mallaband Care Group (MMCG) and East Coast Trains.

Greenleaf Entertainments – the entertainment and celebrity management agency - are offering a role as a celebrity booking agent and offering young people the chance to work with the likes of Diva Fever (X Factor), Kaya Jones (former member of the Pussycat Dolls) and television star Crissy Rock.

Managing Director of Greenleaf Entertainments Scott Cole said:

“We are a fast-growing business, and we really value the skills young people can bring – that’s why we’re currently active in seeking apprentices in the Leeds area.”

Young people will have the opportunity to speak to personal advisors and employers to gain advice on how to apply for an apprenticeship and to hear from apprenticeship ambassadors who will share their own personal experiences.

Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for leisure and skills Councillor Lucinda Yeadon said:

“This is a great opportunity for young people to come and see the diverse range of apprenticeship opportunities the city has on offer .These include financial services, accountancy, marketing, customer services, translation and interpretation, retail, teaching and learning and many more.

“Leeds is a thriving city, with a growing business sector open to hiring young talent to develop within their businesses. Since August 2012 1,956 young people have taken up apprenticeships across the city, and we want this success to continue.

“As a council we are committed to ensuring our young people gain the skills and qualifications that are needed to keep our city thriving.”


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