York urges firms to ‘think apprentices’ before event in July

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City of York Council is calling on businesses in the city that are looking to recruit an apprentice before the end of the year to showcase vacancies at York’s tenth apprenticeship recruitment event, organised by the council-led York Apprenticeship Hub.

The event on Wednesday 11th July will see young people meet with recruiting employers and training providers to find out about and apply for local apprenticeship vacancies for when they’ve finished school, sixth form or college later this year.

Executive member for education, children and young people, Cllr Keith Myers, said: “If your business is considering hiring an apprentice or you would like to find out about the benefits an apprentice can bring to the work place, then this event can help your business find out more. Our apprenticeships team will be on hand throughout the event to help with any queries.”

More than 100 apprenticeship vacancies will be promoted covering business and finance, construction, retail, hospitality, digital & IT, engineering, law & childcare. Exhibiting employers include: York College, YH Trainig, City of York Council, 3aaa, Army Careers, Derwent Training and many more.

To exhibit your apprenticeship vacancies at the event, or if you’d like more information on recruiting an apprentice or using apprenticeship training to up-skill existing staff, contact the York Apprenticeship Hub york.apprenticeships@york.gov.uk or 01904 553732.