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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.

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

Other employers recruiting online are:

Direct Line

Leeds Trinity

Third Sector Jobs


Yorkshire Water

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Cocoon Life​

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Job Vacancies

Apprentice Engineer - Sherburn-In-Elmet

To be involved in all aspects of the production of metal components, ranging from large orders to bespoke requests for special clients. Duties will involve operating CNC machinery and general workshop assistance, progressing into the use of CAD/CAM – any experience of this software would be very useful.

Requirements/person specification:
The successful applicant must have good IT skills, along with Maths and English GCSE grades C or above as a minimum. As well as working towards a nationally recognised qualification, you will be given the opportunity to learn whilst you earn and develop within a small but thriving business. Accuracy and attention to detail is so important within this role. This opportunity may be suitable for a work trial in the first instance. Applicants must have a genuine passion for this type of work.
How to apply: please e mail CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk, quoting EL/KB01.
Salary £3.50 per hour plus production bonuses. Working Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays.


Hairdressing Apprentice - Leeds (various locations)

Vacancy short description:

Busy, modern, unisex salon looking to recruit a young individual to join their team on an Apprenticeship. All applicants must be passionate about becoming a Hairdresser.

Vacancy full description:

The successful applicant will be working in a busy salon under management by the salon owner and salon manager.

Duties will include:

Assisting the stylists, shampooing, taking payments, reception and telephone duties, booking appointments, general housekeeping, making drinks for clients.

Wage: 122.10. Hours: 37 hours per week inc. Saturdays and some evenings. To apply, please go to www.apprenticeships.org for further details.

Apprentice Planner & Estimator - Wetherby

Overview of the job:

We are a company specialising in the laying of floor coverings. We are looking to recruit an apprentice Planner/ Estimator to produce plans and quotes for the business. The first part of this process is the planning and estimating stage. After receiving plans or architect’s drawings for the houses/areas that require flooring we have to take these plans and enter them into our planning software so that we can quantify the product requirements. When have these quantities we can produce quotes for our customers. The plans are transferred by digitilising the drawings using our planning board – this is a manual task and requires the interpretation of drawings using a mouse – a real attention to detail is needed to ensure that the correct measurements are recorded. Once we have the measurements loaded into the software it then produces quantities that can then be used in our quotes/pricing models. The software is windows based but is quite complicated so any candidate should be very comfortable with learning new software packages.
Requirements/person specification:
The apprentice will preferably have a good working knowledge of excel as all of our quote/pricing models are done in excel. The quotes are checked by at least two people prior to being sent out so there will be a nice safe environment for the apprentice to learn the commercial thinking behind the process. Clearly good levels of numeracy are required given the nature of the work to be carried out. 
In addition to this primary role we would also like to offer, over time, a broader sales administration element to the role. This would entail learning about the sales administration process, how to use our main business systems to manage orders and to learn how to interact with customers and suppliers both electronically and verbally.
This is an advanced level apprenticeship, and so candidates should ideally be qualified/educated up to A level standard. Ideally, due to the company location, someone local to Wetherby or with access to his/her own transport would be preferred.

How to apply: please forward CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance. Salary £5 per hour.


Sales Assistant - Kirkstall

JD Sports are now recruiting

For a NEW store based at Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Centre.
Both full and part time Sales Assistant positions available.

To apply, please email a covering letter and CV to Jody.macguire@jdplc.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 October 2015

Sales Executive - Hunslet

Purpose of Job
To maximise the effectiveness of the Account Managers by producing high quality leads and working as a team towards agreed set targets and profitability goals. To provide a high level of sales support by ensuring all queries are responded to in an efficient, professional and timely manner.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
-Make outgoing calls to promote and sell fuel cards to a variety of business types that have a requirement to reduce and manage their fuel costs
-Maintain and continue to increase 'pipeline' generation of prospective customers and negotiate the terms of an agreement to close sales
-Opportunity to be involved with identifying new markets and business opportunities
-Reviewing your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets You are required to be a team player and influence those around you, calmly demonstrating confidence and professionalism to clients and colleagues
-Manage the database to a high degree of accuracy, using telephonic interactions to ensure targeted marketing activity can take place to generate new business
-Work closely with the marketing team to achieve sales objectives Liaise effectively with all departments within Be Fuelcards to ensure customer requirements are met
-Contribute to the team performance by sharing and implementing Best Practise Ideas

The successful candidate will be put through an intensive induction course, covering everything from industry knowledge and basic sales techniques to becoming a fuel card expert.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills, Experience 
-Computer literate/keyboard skills 
-At least 1-2 years working within a sales environment preferably in a proactive telemarketing role within the telecoms (or related) industry 
-Excellent telephone skills 
-High degree of accuracy 
-Ability to problem solve
-Must have minimum ‘O’ level/GCSE Maths and English 

Skills with People 
-Previous sales experience within a cold calling B2B or B2C environment is required as this is the vast majority of the role
-Ability to build strong working relationships (internal/external) 
-Excellent communication (verbal and written) and listening skills, polite, confident and friendly manner
-Ability to persuade, influence and negotiate effectively at all levels within and outside the organisation
-Perseverance and the ability to respect customers' answers

-Ability to absorb good knowledge about the company’s products and services
-Team Worker 
-Sociable Type of Person 
-Achievement orientated 
-Ability to use own initiative 
-Ability to be organised and perform effectively when there are pressure peaks 
-Sets high standards and consistently achieves them
-Open to adaptability
-High Energy Level
-Confidence using computers 
-To enjoy working with customers and building relationships
-A positive attitude. 
-To enjoy working within a target-driven team environment

Additional Information 
Be Fuelcards are an independent provider, who specialise in UK Fuel Cards, tailoring fuelling solutions for multinational companies to SME’s. The company is small but growing and all employees are expected to work as a team and support one another. You may therefore be asked, from time to time, to undertake other duties by your Manager or a Director of the Company that is within your range of skills and abilities. This job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the business.

To apply for this role email your CV and covering letter to info@befuelcards.co.uk

Library Officer - Leeds City Centre

​Both positions are part-time and based at the Leeds Central Library. Salary £15,941  - £8.26 per hour.

Do you have a passion for reading and books?
Do you want to work within one of Leeds’ most iconic buildings?
Do you want to engage with and help customers from all walks of life?
Can you -
Talk to people about the library service and its collections?
Assist with library events and promotions aimed at people of all ages?
Use the library management system?
Research, retrieve and disseminate information?
Maintain the library stock and produce creative displays?
You will understand what the modern library service is and have experience of working with customers.  You will be able to work in a team, respecting and supporting each other. You must also have good basic skills and knowledge of digital technologies.
To apply, please contact Karen Faulkiner
Please return completed applications to Karen Faulkiner, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB.
CLOSING DATE: 9 October 2015


Casual Sales Assistants - Roundhay

We now require truly exceptional Casual Sales Assistants to help take us to our next level. If you have a "reach for the stars" attitude and go above and beyond then take a look at our careers... They are out of this world!

Can you...
  Exceed customer expectations?
  Create a good impression?
  Work as one team?

Are you...
  Self motivated and energetic with plenty of drive and commitment?
  Flexible to the needs of the business?
  Confident with customers?
  Enthusiastic about training and keeping up to date with new products?

If so, we can offer you...
  An hourly rate of up to £6.50 per hour.
  The opportunity to work hours to suit you.
  The opportunity to switch between a store based locally during  your term time, and a store based locally during your holidays.
  The opportunity to work towards a full-time position and further beyond in the career path.

  20% Discount on already heavily discounted prices.

This role has no guaranteed hours of work, hours of work can therefore vary from week to week and, as a result, there may be weeks when no hours of work are offered.

Care Assistants - Batley

Are you looking for a rewarding career in care?
Do you think you could be our Ideal employee?

We are recruiting for a caring staff to join our team in our state of the art residential and dementia care home, Lydgate Lodge in Batley.

We have a variety of exciting opportunities:
• Care Assistant Days Full-Time
• Care Assistant Nights Full-Time
• Care Assistant Days Part-Time, 26 hours
• Senior Care Assistant, Nights Full-Time
• Senior Care Assistant, Days Full-Time
• Bank - Care Assistant, we also have a care bank team, if flexible working is more suited to your lifestyle rather than contracted hours.

At Ideal Care homes we value our staff team and the excellent care they provide to our residents. We offer an excellent package of employee benefits, including:
• iPhone provided for all employees
• Competitive employee pension scheme
• All employees company shareholders
• Exciting VIP staff events
• Great training program
• Paid breaks
• Employee of the month rewards

In the role of Care Assistant you will provide the highest level of care and attention to residents, following individual care plans carefully and ensuring that all contact with our residents is polite, friendly, warm and supportive.
You will be required to always be alert to resident’s physical and mental wellbeing, immediately reporting any changes in a resident’s condition to a senior person on duty, and to accurately maintain and update residents’ records as required.
We expect our staff to be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met.
We expect our staff to be understanding and patient towards residents and their needs, and encourage, assist and support residents to participate in leisure activities as appropriate to the individual, ensuring their social and emotional needs are met.
We require our staff to be supportive members of the care home team, contributing to team meetings, ensuring good communication and helping new team members as appropriate. If you feel that you can help us ensure that our Care Home is a friendly and supportive place to be please fill out an application form on our website - idealcarehomes.co.uk/careers or contact us on 0113 385 3887 or email recruitment@idealcarehomes.co.uk 

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