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PACKED: Last years fair attracted record numbers of young jobseekers.
PACKED: Last years fair attracted record numbers of young jobseekers.
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YORKSHIRE’S Largest apprentice fair is set to return to Leeds next year attracting in the region of 6000 people.

The annual Leeds Apprenticeship Fair, growing in success each year, will again mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week when it starts on March 5 next year.

Held at the first direct arena, it will host more than 100 national and regional employers from a range of sectors including health, finance and retail.

Last year’s fair attracted in excess of 6,000 people, giving young people, parents and carers the opportunity to find out more about the opportunities available, which lead to a paid job offering quality training.

Prior to that though, Leeds City Council has announced there will be a series of seminars running throughout November aimed at parents looking for more information on apprenticeships.

National and regional businesses attend to talk about the benefits of this type of employment and any open vacancies they have on offer.

Coun Mohammed Rafique, member for employment, skills and opportunity said: “The apprenticeship fair is growing year on year, and it is great to be able to confirm its return to the city for 2018.

“It is also fantastic to see the range of seminars running this November for parents and carers of young people looking to learn more about the benefits of apprenticeships. These seminars were held earlier this year and following a large amount of positive feedback we received from attendees we have decided to run more.”

For more information about the apprentice fair event visit www.leeds.gov.uk/leedspathways or for the seminars book via apprenticeshipseminars.eventbrite.com

Ian Beaumont of KPMG

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