Events to showcase apprenticeship opportunities in Leeds
A number of the city’s leading businesses will talk to school pupils, their parents and carers, about the range and level of vacancies available in their organisations - including degree apprenticeships - at the events taking place at the Rose Bowl between Monday 8 October and Tuesday 27 November.
The government is committed to creating three million apprenticeships by 2020, resulting in more big businesses offering apprenticeship programmes at all levels, including degree level.
The seminar series is organised by Leeds Apprenticeship Hub and now in its third year. Previous years have seen high-profile companies, including Asda, BT Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sky and Leeds City Council attending.
As well as information about the skills needed to apply for vacancies, attendees will hear from apprentices about their journey and experiences of gaining qualifications, whilst earning a salary.
Simon Baldwin, Head of Enterprise and Operations at Leeds Beckett, said: “Leeds Beckett University is delighted to be hosting these events. As an applied university, we understand the benefits an apprenticeship can have both on the learner and their employer. Together with the funding available, this makes learning as an apprentice a winner all-round!”
Cllr Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for learning, skills and employment said: “This event, unique to Leeds, provides up to date information on apprenticeships. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about routeways in to businesses, as well as hear from current apprentices about their personal experiences. It really is a great chance for parents and young people to explore some fantastic possible options for their future.”
The seminars run from 6.30-8pm with each focusing on a specific industry, including engineering, construction, law, IT/digital/media, and the public sector.