Traineeship and Apprenticeships in Leeds increased from 2,100 starts in 2005/6 to 6,580 in 2013, according to Office for National Statistics figures. Although Leeds may have had its start as a market town involved in the textile manufacturing industry, these days it is seen as a vital cog in the UK economy and was important enough to be a destination on the proposed HS2 phase two route, designed to tie in this key city and the wider Yorkshire economy booming.
Leeds is one of the biggest financial centres outside of London, including a significant venture capital and risk finance sector, and this means that all of the related legal and service industries that are essential to the finance sector are also to be found there. Leeds is home to businesses as large as the Yorkshire Bank, William Hill, ASDA and the BT Group. The recent development of the Administrative Court has established the city as a key legal centre in the country.
There is plenty of variety in terms of other apprenticeships on offer too. Manufacturing and engineering jobs are plentiful, plus medical technology, printing and creative sector opportunities. Leeds also has a notable public health sector.
On NotGoingToUni you can find extensive listings for Leeds school-leavers, college students and junior professionals. You can sort by job type or UK region using the search box above or take a look at our featured vacancies below. Our list of jobs and opportunities changes regularly as new companies and institutions join NotGoingToUni, or as existing partners add new roles and vacancies. The best way to keep up-to-date with the opportunities that are perfect for you is to create your own account http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/register and keep your profile updated.
To give you an idea of the sort of Leeds apprenticeships available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us at a local and national level:
- Starbucks looking for barista apprenticeships
- Travel consultant apprentices with Travelbox
- Customer Service apprenticeships with Shipley College
- plus many more
Apprenticeships vacancies in Leeds at NotGoingToUni: regularly updated lists of the latest school leaver opportunities from employers and colleges throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.