Plan of action to support apprentices who are affected by COVID-19 restrictions

Leeds City Council has pledged to offer support to local apprentices who may be struggling to complete their training due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary business closures and other restrictions imposed during lockdown have resulted in some apprentices not being able to finish their qualifications. Recognising the importance of apprenticeships, the…

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Don’t miss out on the 2021 Leeds Apprenticeship Festival

Over 75 employers will be out in force at next month’s Leeds Apprenticeship Festival, which for the first time will be held virtually due to the continued challenges of coronavirus. Held during National Apprenticeship Week over five days from 8-12 February, a range of diverse and exciting apprenticeship employers and training providers will be…

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Council teams up with schools to launch Leeds Careers Charter

Leeds City Council and its partners in business and education have come together to pledge their commitment to support and improve the skills of young people in Leeds to make informed choices and plan their future careers. The council, working with business, schools and young people, has launched the Leeds Careers Charter. The charter aims to…

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Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday 4 March, 4pm – 8pm. The event kick starts a range of activities taking place throughout the city for National Apprenticeship Week 2019. Offering apprenticeship vacancies across a wide range of occupations over 130 organisations will be…

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Leeds to host Yorkshire’s biggest apprenticeship fair!

The exceedingly popular Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair will return to Leeds First Direct Arena on Monday 5 March, 4pm – 8pm, kick-starting a range of activities taking place throughout the city for National Apprenticeship Week 2018. Organised by Leeds City Council’s Apprenticeship Hub and supported by Leeds BID, the fair is the largest event of…

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Be paid to help people register to vote in Leeds

Paid work is available helping to ensure people are registered to vote in Leeds. It involves calling at homes where householders have not replied to requests to confirm their electoral registration details.  It is mainly evening and weekend work but you must be available on certain dates, including attending a training session this Saturday, October 7. Electoral…

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Project to support long-term unemployed in Leeds achieves early success

An innovative new project offering a range of support and training opportunities to long-term unemployed people aged over 25 is already achieving positive results. This follows the award of a £4.9m European Social Fund grant from the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme (ESIF) to Leeds City Council and City of Bradford Metropolitan District…

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Carers Week marks massive contribution of city’s unpaid carers

The selfless work of Leeds’s dedicated network of unpaid carers is being recognised as the city marks this year’s Carers Week. A national celebration, Carers Week runs from June 12 until June 18 and aims to celebrate the huge contribution of Leeds’s 72,000 unpaid carers, who provide around 1.5million hours of care every week.…

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Commitment to Leeds carers endorsed by city leaders

Health, care and voluntary sector leaders have endorsed ‘The Leeds Commitment to Carers’ as part of wide-ranging work in the city to link up and improve the way care is provided across the city. Recent estimates suggest around 72,000 people in Leeds may be providing unpaid care for a relative, neighbour or friend who…

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Apprenticeships to headline at the first direct arena next week

The largest apprenticeship fair in Yorkshire returns to Leeds next week for the fifth year in a row, with over 130 national and regional employers signed up to attend the event. The event will take place on Monday 6 March at the first direct Arena from 4-8pm, marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week.…

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