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Apprenticeship and Job Opportunities around Leeds

This page contains a selection of current opportunities in Leeds for jobs and apprenticeships​.

See all the live apprenticeship vacancies on the Leeds Pathways apprenticeship page.

There is a new Aldi Dewsbury Road store opening soon. For details of how to apply for any of the vacancies on offer, please book onto one of the information sessions being held during the early part of November. See the Documents section for further details.

For more details on the benefits of an Apprenticeship, please watch this short video.

Interested in a career with the Direct Line Group? See the Documents section to find out more about an open day in Leeds on the 21 November 2015.

Other employers recruiting online are:

Marks and Spencer, Moortown

Direct Line

Leeds Trinity

Third Sector Jobs


Yorkshire Water

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Cocoon Life​

Register for job alerts at Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park


Complete Care Agency 

Virgin Media 


Job Vacancies

Click to expandApprentice Printer - Harehills

Overview of the job:

This person will be required initially to make flexographic plates, to use a rewinding machine and take control of the self-adhesive paper store.
Flexographic plate making: the person is required to check film supplied for any mistakes. The film is then affixed to the unexposed polymer plate. The plate with the film is then exposed in the flexo plate making machine. During the process the operator will transfer the plate to the developing tank, then to the drier, to the finishing exposure and finally to the detack exposure. The plate is then checked meticulously for flaws.

The operator will be required to maintain and clean the machine and order plate making materials (e.g. plates and filters). He/she will be responsible for maintaining the machine and keeping the area around the machine clean and tidy.
The rewinder takes reels of printed material (usually labels) from the printing machines which have waste on and/or are in multiple rows which need to be supplied in single rows to the customer. The rewinder slits off the waste and separates each row. The rewinder must check the quality of the labels and bag the labels suitably for presentation to the customer. He/she will be responsible for maintaining the machine and keeping the area around the machine clean and tidy.
Control of paper store:
He/she will be responsible for taking delivery of and storing pallets of self-adhesive material. He/she will do stocktakes and will keep the storage area ordered, clean and tidy.
Requirements/person specification:
Any experience and/or a genuine interest in this type of work would be preferable.
How to apply: please e mail your CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance. Salary £5.00 per hour minimum.


Click to expandApprentice Clinical Support Workers - Leeds (various locations)

We are looking to recruit motivated, caring and compassionate individuals for the role of Apprentice Clinical Support Workers.
The apprenticeship programme offers a twelve month, full-time (37.5 hours per week) fixed-term contract, which provides an ideal opportunity to begin your career in healthcare at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Successful candidates will work as team members on their allocated ward giving direct hands-on care to patients with study sessions built into the timetable. You will be required to work shifts, including nights and weekends if appropriate to your clinical area.
We have a number of start dates throughout the year and you could spend your 12 month placement at any one of our Trust sites- Leeds General Infirmary, St. James’s Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital or Wharfedale Hospital.
With support from Learn Direct and local assessors at the end of the 12 month period, on successful completion of coursework and practical assessments, you will receive your Level 2 qualification in Clinical Healthcare Support and progress to a permanent Band 2 Clinical Support Worker position within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
If your application is shortlisted you will be asked to complete an online assessment in Literacy & Numeracy and those who pass will then be invited to attend our Apprentice Clinical Support Worker Assessment Day.

As part of the Assessment Day, you will be asked to take part in two care giving scenarios and to complete a multiple choice questionnaire. You will also have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of our current and past Apprentice CSW’s, as well as other members of the hospital nursing team. You will then progress to a short interview at the end of the day.
Further information regarding the timetable for the day will be issued nearer the time if you are invited to attend.
In order to comply with safeguarding legislation, candidates must be at least 18 years of age on the assessment day and you will be asked to provide evidence of this at the time of interview.
Please note that this vacancy may close without notice before the advertised date if sufficient suitable applications are received.
Prior to applying, please ensure that you will be available, if invited, to attend the assessment centre on Saturday 23rd January 2016 or 19th March 2016 8am - 4pm.
To apply, please go to www.jobs.nhs.uk and quote reference number XR01. Salary £15,100 to £15,363 per annum for working 37.5 hours per week.

Click to expandCustomer Service Assistants - Moortown

​We put our expertise into creating a store full of perfect products. Now we’re looking for Customer Assistants with the personality and passion to do them justice.

Our customers trust us. We rely on your advice to help find what’s right for them. To do this, you’ll need to stay up to speed on our latest products and offers, and listen carefully to what our customers need.
Our training will teach you everything you need to know about presentation, availability, cross-selling & service, and product knowledge. Add this to your own flair for customer service and you’ll have everything you need to hit your sales targets and build a successful career.

Requirements/person specification:
A passion for our products; an extensive knowledge of what we sell; and a sixth sense for what our customers want: we expect all of this and more from our Customer Assistants. Take pride in everything you do and make the most of every opportunity that arises and you'll be well on your way to becoming the perfect retailer.
About the application process:

There’s a great atmosphere in our stores during seasonal periods. Christmas time is no exception with it being our busiest time of year. If you’re successful in applying for one of our Christmas Seasonal roles we’ll typically need you to work during our busiest weeks which include the weeks before and after Christmas. Our store recruitment teams will discuss this in more detail with you when you meet them.
How to Apply:  you can apply online at http://careers.marksandspencer.com/


Click to expandWarehouse Assistant - Burley

​We are seeking a 100% reliable and hardworking individual.

Working in a fast environment, we are looking for someone who can accurately, carefully and responsibly pick and pack the correct product into boxes. The job is full time but is subject to the usual probationary period.

• Read orders from picking lists.
• Obtain the correct packing material for the product being packed.
• Communicate any problems with the manager.
• Select the appropriate product to pack from the picking list.
• Pack the product carefully using various packing material.
• Securely attach the correct customer label to the packed item.
• Keep packing area warehouse clean and tidy.
• Put away to appropriate locations when receiving goods from suppliers.
• General warehouse work
Skills and Qualifications:

• Packaging and packing experience.
• Health and safety awareness.
• Documentation reading skills.
• Basic maths.
• Heavy lifting.
• Communication skills.
• Hardworking.
• Basic computer skills and knowledge
• Capable of using scanning machine

How to apply: Please submit a covering letter and CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk, quoting reference number EL/MPS01, stating why you are suitable for the role. Please note references will be required. Salary £6.50 per hour.


Click to expandConstruction Opportunities - Leeds, Wakefield & Sheffield

Overview of the job:


Large expanding company looking for the following staff:
General Construction Operative Apprentices – full training given
Experienced ground workers, to be involved in drainage works, concrete works, kerbing and general ground works
CPCS Roller Dumper Drivers
General signalling and lifting operatives
360 Excavator Drivers
25 tonnes Articulated Dumper Drivers
Steel Fixers

Requirements/person specification:
With the exception of those applying for an apprenticeship, all successful applicants need to have a current CSCS card. All posts come with immediate starts. The work is initially on a temporary basis, but could easily become permanent, due to the amount of work filtering through. (Transport may be provided for gangs of workers.)


Salary negotiable. To apply, please send a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.


Click to expandOrder Pickers & Packers - Leeds, Normanton & Wakefield

​We are currently looking for order pickers and packers to work for a busy warehouse in Normanton, Wakefield and Leeds.

Immediate starts for order pickers in Leeds and Normanton temp ongoing vacancies 6am – 2pm, Days and 2pm – 10pm. 7 day a week operation.
Your duties will include but not limited to:
· General warehouse duties
· Picking/Packing
· Preparing items for dispatch
· Able to use own initiative
· House keeping
£6.70 per hour + 28 days paid holiday + pension + travel expense savings solutions. Work wear will also be provided where required.
If you believe you comply with the above criteria please contact us now on 0113 2434177.

Click to expandFitness Apprentice - Leeds City Centre

Key Responsibilities:

a) To provide first-class customer service.
b) To ensure smooth daily operations.
c) To handle monies accurately.
d) To display exemplary administration of clients accounts and communication of clients’ concerns/issues.
e) To ensure equipment works well and environment is safe, clean and tidy.
Health & fitness-related
f) To take part in other proposed BPM projects; for example,
Slimlab: a nutritional program that combines healthy eating and exercise, similar to Weight Watchers or Slimming World.
g) To take part in corporate seminars relating to back and neck pain prevention; and team-building events all adhering to Bpm’s method.
Previous clients have included Nike, Adidas, Alcatel-Lucent, KPMG, Ford etc.
h) To undertake 5 spin classes per week as per contract. (The apprentice will be trained by BPM Bike Lab under their certification course).
i) To undertake other fitness classes (scheduling tbc).
j) To occasionally substitute for absent instructors at an additional £8 per class.
k) To Personal Train clients during designated hours (salary and scheduling tbc.).
Sales & marketing
l) To market to prospects, both online, offline and by attending events.
m) To assist the owners in growing the business in UK through private expansion and franchising.
The Fitness Managers report to the Director and must ensure the following:
• The position is 30 hours per week with flexible scheduling as per the needs of the business.
• Must be on-site, changed and ready to work from the stated shift start time.
• Vacuum and ensure the studio is clean and tidy at all times.
• Make sure the sound system and TV visuals are set up before the arrival of clients.
• Become familiar with the clients who are about to take each class by referring to those booked through Bpm’s online booking system.
• Ensuring new clients to the studio sign the waiver; then ask them about their exercise history / fitness ability and answer any queries they may have before the class starts.
• Ensure all clients (regulars and new clients) are set up correctly on their bikes before the class.
• Be attentive to clients during the class.
• To ensure the studio is clean and tidy at all times and clear of clutter; also ensure the following shift member doesn’t need to tidy up.
• Ensure shutters are free from obstruction when closing.
• The Fitness Apprentice will be incentivized financially to attract new clients to The Lab through either a bonus scheme and/or profit-share.
• The Fitness Apprentice will actively promote BPM to online prospects through promotions agreed by the owners; new marketing ideas are most welcome to discussion and will be financially rewarded according to success.
Candidate Profile
• Potentially from PE GCSE and/or A-Level, or an enthusiastic athletic person with a desire to learn. Cycling experience an advantage but not essential.
• Approachable, friendly and outgoing qualities are essential.
• To be athletic (minimum requirement of cycling 110rpm smoothly).
• To have big personality and a motivating style when instructing classes.
• To be a self-driven, responsible, conscientious and accountable.
• To be computer literate; social media experience preferable.
• Business creativity is an added tool.
The base salary is:
Age 16 – 19 in the first year of apprenticeship is £3.30/hr.
Age 18 – 20 is £5.30/hr.
Under 18 is £3.87/hr.
The allocation for paid holiday is 21 days.
Additional bonuses
There will be a 3-month probationary period where the base salary will be paid along with the bonus scheme incentives.
Bonuses are attainable from favourable marketing opportunities. Notably, the candidate can invite a new client to take a class free first time. Should the client subsequently take out a membership, the candidate will receive half of the client’s first month fee; e.g., if the client joins on a corporate rate of £31, the candidate receives £15.50. Full training will be given from an expert Health and Fitness Sales and Marketing Manager in order to maximize potential revenue for the candidate. A conservative estimate for uncapped on-target-earnings would be bonuses of £600 per month for an average candidate, up to perhaps, £1500 per month for a strong candidate.
Personal Training fees, scheduling and commissions are tbc.
Substituting absent instructors earns the candidate £8.
To apply, please forward your CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.


Click to expandDomiciliary Care Assistants - Meanwood

Overview of the job:

Person required for an immediate start, working on a one-to-one basis with elderly residents in the main. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check before working with the residents. The work is all within an accessible area for those without transport. To work 16 hours per week in the LS1, LS2, LS7 and LS8 areas.
Requirements/person specification:
Experience preferred, but not essential, as full training will be given. Drivers not essential, but if you are a driver with access to your own vehicle, this would be a definite advantage.
Salary negotiable, depending on experience. To apply, please send your CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.


Click to expandApprentice Administrator - Sheepscar

The Home Care Apprentice Administrator position will ideally suit a candidate who wishes to gain experience in community care and is aspiring to become a Homecare Administrator.

You will gain: 

     Experience in the Care industry
     NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification
     Good working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
     Ability to learn new software packages for staff rostering

     Good customer service skills.


Duties include:
     Interviewing potential Care Workers, ensuring all applicant registration paperwork is fully completed as per statutory requirements
     Processing of new business referrals and allocating to carers
     Ensuring all staff are trained for mandatory courses
     Keep Training, Supervision and Spot Checks Matrix up to date
     Covering and undertaking care calls as required by the business
     Implementation of quality control procedures and the quality assurance process
Requirements/person specification:
Whilst no relevant previous experience is essential, any previous care or administration experience would be advantageous, as would a full UK driver’s licence.
How to apply: please send a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.


Click to expandWarehouse & Stock Assistant - White Rose

Overview of the job:

Person is required to work in a very busy warehouse. Duties will involve keeping the area fully stocked, along with keeping the working area clean and tidy. These posts are temporary to cover the Christmas period, but may lead to permanent posts afterwards.

Requirements/person specification:
The person will be required to do some heavy lifting at times. Also, the successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that he/she is fully flexible, with regards to the working hours, as well as possessing good organisational & housekeeping skills, combined with an ability to work at times under pressure. Previous experience preferred but not essential.
How to apply: please send a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance.


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