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Published : 19/02/2013 00:00

Business event showcases benefits of apprenticeships

Employment Leeds is hosting a business breakfast to promote the support and advice services available to small and medium sized businesses in the city.

The event, supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, will be held during National Apprenticeship week to showcase to local businesses how they can benefit from taking on an apprentice, and what grants are available.

Businesses interested in learning more about how apprenticeships can help to boost business are being invited to the event which will be held at the Carriageworks on Friday 15 March at 8:30am – 10.30am.

Councillor Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council executive board member for leisure and skills said:


“Employment Leeds works across a wide range of sectors and industries, and specialises in helping SME’s with their recruitment and work force development needs.

“Building on the success of our previous campaigns, this event will launch the Leeds Apprenticeship Challenge 2013 to secure pledges from 150 of the city’s businesses to each create at least 150 apprenticeship places in 100 days”

“It will provide an opportunity for businesses to learn more about the benefits of apprentices to SME’s and how they can take advantage of the support available and provide a career start for young people in the city “.

“Places are limited, so I would encourage any businesses that are interested to register as soon as possible.” 

For more information about apprenticeships or recruitment support contact the Employment Leeds Team – employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk Tel: 0113 2475862.

Notes to editors:

Employment Leeds is a no cost recruitment service that offers advice on recruitment strategies, skills development, and financial incentives for businesses that take on Apprentices.

Employment Leeds is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit www.gov.uk/browse/business/funding-debt/european-regional-development-funding.

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