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Major apprentice recruitment drive in Leeds attracts over 1,700 young people

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, with pupils at the Leeds Apprenticeship Information event.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, with pupils at the Leeds Apprenticeship Information event.

HUNDREDS of young people flocked to a major apprentice recruitment drive in Leeds this week.

The Leeds Apprenticeship Information event attracted over 1,700 school pupils, who had the chance to find out about apprenticeships and speak to some of the city’s biggest employers.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills, said: “Apprenticeships can open all kinds of doors and give those who take part the chance to learn as they earn, picking up practical, on-the-job training and skills while taking home a wage.”

The event at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday, June 26, was organised by Leeds City Council and the Leeds Apprenticeship Hub.

Firms attending included the BMW Group Academy, Gordon’s Solicitors and Arena Group, as well as a range of small and medium-sized firms.

To find out more about apprenticeships, visit www.leedspathways.org.uk/work.

 

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