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Apprenticeship and Job Opportunities around Leeds

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

Apprenticeship vacancies this week include:

  • Apprentice Pharmacy Assistant, Leeds
  • Digital Marketing Apprentice, Leeds
  • Food & Beverage Apprentice, Leeds

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

Home Care Support

Leeds Trinity

Third Sector Jobs

Callcredit

Jet2​​​​

ABE Healthcare

TC Catering 

N G Bailey

Yorkshire Water

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Cocoon Life​

Job Vacancies

Maintenance Engineer - Cross Green

​We have a great opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join the team at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Leeds. The RERF is an innovative design focussed on removing recyclable waste (through an automated mechanical pre-treatment process) from primarily municipal residual waste and recovering energy from the remaining element; enough to power in excess of 20,000 homes annually.

Reporting to the maintenance manager this role is responsible for managing and running the day to day maintenance of all plant and equipment within the RERF, including implementing the planned preventative maintenance, overhauls and planned shutdown works within strict budgets in line with company policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
 
• To prevent plant breakdowns by ensuring the planned maintenance is carried out, ensuring that the risk of downtime is kept to a minimum.
• Responsible for developing and managing daily PPM using the SAP CMMS system to ensure work is completed within a specified timescale and to a high quality.
• Ensuring that all works are carried out while staying within the maintenance budget and where possible under budget to meet the P&L (Profit and Loss) projections.
• Responsible for the health and safety of all direct reports ensuring inductions are completed and all H&S (Health and Safety) procedures are adhered to.
• Responsible for checking the method statements and H&S requirements of contractors before they are permitted to carry out any work. Additionally this role is responsible for setting up maintenance contracts with external providers for specialist equipment that cannot be repaired by in-house engineers including the cranes, rigging equipment, lifts and fire systems etc.
•  Responsible for the development of Maintenance Apprentices ensuring their log books are completed weekly and to the required standard.
•  Deputise for the Maintenance Manager in his absence.
•  To communicate KPI data for management reports
 
Qualifications/Experience:

• An apprentice trained engineer/technician with a minimum of a HNC (or equivalent) in Engineering or similar discipline.
• Experienced in energy recovery or similar process industry with good knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and steam raising; multi-skilled would be advantageous.
• Knowledge of current H&S legislation and safe working systems
• A proven team leader with good communication and organisational skills, able to manage, direct, coach and motivate the maintenance team
• Proven persuading, influencing and conflict management skill and experience
• Desirable to hold formal H&S qualification (i.e. IOSH or NEBOSH)
 
If you are interested in applying, please register and provide a CV and covering letter specifying your reasons for interest in and suitability for the role and salary expectationsCompetitive salary paid. 

Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.
 

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please register and provide a CV and covering letter specifying your reasons for interest in and suitability for the role at www.veolia.co.uk/careers.

Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.

Sales Consultant - White Rose Centre

One full time post (37 hours) and several part-time posts (12-16 hours). Flexibility required for all roles, as all weekdays/weekends included. Overtime is available.  
Experience preferred for these roles, but not essential as training will be provided. In addition, one of these roles requires a Mandarin speaker, and so those able to speak Mandarin are particularly welcome. Good rates of pay.

How to apply: please visit www.careersthatsparkle.com for further details, including how to apply.
               

Coffee Shop Assistant - City Centre

Do you have experience of making coffee? If so apply now!
We are looking for team members with an enthusiastic and friendly manner, who can communicate confidently with the team and the customers. You’ll need to be able to work independently and as part of a team, enthusiastic and be willing to learn, ideally with knowledge of making and serving hot drinks and working in the Kitchen. You will also have knowledge of working in a customer facing environment demonstrating product knowledge to customers by advising and making suggestions to deliver a fantastic experience to our customers whilst ensuring the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in the business.
 
Role:
To be successful you will want to put a smile on every customers face. Although some experience would be an advantage, if you can demonstrate an ability to work in a team, be enthusiastic and willing to learn then we may have the job for you.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Ability to learn quickly
• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to build relationships
• Presentable

Work Hours / Choice of two shifts:
06:00am to 15:00pm
07:00am to 16:30pm

How to apply: Please submit a CV and covering letter to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk quoting the job title and reference number EL/Coff01. Full and part time positions available. Wage meets national minimum wage.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Shift Plant Operator - Cross Green

​We have a great opportunity for Shift Plant Operators to join the team at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Leeds. The RERF is an innovative design focussed on removing recyclable waste (through an automated mechanical pre-treatment process) from primarily municipal residual waste and recovering energy from the remaining element; enough to power in excess of 20,000 homes annually.

This role is required to operate the RERF from the main control room (and localised control centres as required), to optimise waste throughput across the RERF, maximise electricity generation and to ensure that all statutory and licensing requirements are maintained. Where any issues are identified the role holder is responsible for taking the correct course of action depending on the seriousness of issue and in line with the RERF and Company Operating Procedures.  

Key Responsibilities: 
 
•       Assist the STL with the operation and monitoring of the RERF from central and localised control centres, operate plant and equipment as required by the operational demands of the RERF; including but not limited to first line fault diagnosis and operate plant and equipment (including mobile plant and refuse cranes)
•       To maximise efficiency and throughput of the plant to optimise power generation.   
•       To ensure compliance with the Environmental Permit and EA (Environment Agency) regulations and legislation and ensure adherence to H&S (Health and Safety) policies and procedures.
•       Carry out routine RERF process inspections and adjustments/operations as required whilst collecting and recording plant data.
•       Be a central point of contact for all RERF queries and data and ensuring visitors are signed into site
•       Monitor stocks and take receipt of consumables and collection of residues/recyclable material.
•       To work well as part of the operations team, supervising other team members and to provide training to operation and maintenance assistants
•       To provide RERF operational information to internal customers such as operational colleagues and senior management
•       For checking all parameters and OGN (Operational Guidance Notes) for operational working practices and with regards to the storage of goods and the maintenance of a shift log (reporting all occurrences during shift, including defects) and handing over to next operator.
•       Actioning emergency and safety procedures within the RERF and monitoring plant performance against the site licence and EA guidelines and legislation
 
Qualifications/Experience:
 
•       An experienced Operator/Technician ideally having completed a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship/Operational Training course
•       Desirable to hold a NVQ level 3/4 in Boilers & Turbines but as a minimum an NVQ or relevant qualification in a relevant discipline.
•       Have attended High Voltage switching and operator panel training courses
•       Have experience in the power/energy industry from a waste/industrial or naval environment, ideally with a good knowledge of boiler and turbine operation, preferably with DSC control environment. 
•       An understanding of current environmental and H&S regulations
•       Must be literate and numerate and able to understand complex engineering processes
•       Have the ability to work flexibly in a small team
•       Be a logical problem solving with the ability to maintain concentration under pressure 
 
How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please register and provide a CV and covering letter specifying your reasons for interest in and suitability for the role at www.veolia.co.uk/careers.

Competitive salary paid. Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.

Senior Customer Consultant - White Rose Centre

OVERVIEW

You must have huge amounts of enthusiasm for our brand and believe in the way we do business. We're looking for people whose retail expertise is second to none, to share responsibility with the Management Team to drive the store and team to deliver retail excellence and strong sales results.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

As a Senior Customer Consultant, you will coach the team to achieve exceptional customer service standards in partnership with the Store Manager and other members of the management team. You will oversee the operations and commercial practices of the store, both front and hack of house, whilst maintaining harmony and efficiency on the shop floor.

Our Senior Customer Consultants are encouraged to lead and drive a customer focused store experience on a day-to-day basis. You should help to ensure the development of consumer loyalty and awareness to help build The Body Shop brand.

SKILL SET

It is desirable for our Senior Customer Consultant's to be able to learn and use the internal Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and to be able to analyse performance to help manage the commercial side of the store. in the ever-changing world or retail, we need people who are able to monitor and manage change, through effective coaching skills. You must be able to help control and meet sales/performance targets. We're looking for individuals with strong relationship skills who are confident with coordinating between customers the team and management.

TEAMWORK & PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our Senior Customer Consultant's should be team players, able to assist the Store & Assistant Store Manager, being quick to react to any arising problems. We're are looking for flexible and responsible role models who are capable of attracting, coaching and retaining people who reflect the brand.
A qualification in Retail Management such as an NVO (or local market equivalent) is desirable, but not essential.

Good rates of pay, plus bonuses and a store 50% discount. Role part-time (12 to 16 hours), flexibility required.

How to apply: please go to www.thebodyshopcareers.com for more details, including how to apply.

Shift Team Leader - Cross Green

​We have a great opportunity for Shift Team Leaders to join the team at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Leeds. The RERF is an innovative design focussed on removing recyclable waste (through an automated mechanical pre-treatment process) from primarily municipal residual waste and recovering energy from the remaining element; enough to power in excess of 20,000 homes annually.

Key Responsibilities:
 
• To ensure compliance with all aspects of the site Environmental Permits
• To represent Company management outside normal office hours
• To operate / monitor the RERF from  central and localised control centres, operate plant and equipment as required by the operational demands of the RERF
• To initiate proper start up and shut down activities for planned and unplanned shutdowns / start-ups across the RERF
• Record keeping of consumables consumption’s and planning and recording maintenance activities.
• To produce clear and concise reports.
• To supervise and deploy as appropriate, to ensure cost effective, safe and efficient operation of all activities on site within all operational procedures and also in emergency situations
• To provide technical supervision and assistance where necessary for Company and contract staff engaged in work at the RERF
• To provide effective training and monitoring of shift staff to ensure personnel are competent to undertake their duties
• To provide effective administration and application of safe systems of work and Health and Safety policies and to be aware of and work within the Company Health& Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems
 
Qualifications:
 
•       An experienced Engineer / Technician ideally having completed a recognised Engineering Apprenticeship / Training to ONC/HNC level or equivalent qualification.
•       An understanding of current environmental and health and safety issues and knowledge of Regulatory requirements
•       An appropriate level of experience in a continuous process operation preferably on steam generating equipment preferably gained through shift working.
•       Ability to lead an operations shift team to ensure adherence with procedures and effective utilisation of staff. 
•       Self-motivated, flexible and able to prioritise tasks and work without supervision
•       Possess good communication and problem solving skills
 
If you are interested in applying, please register and provide a CV and covering letter specifying your reasons for interest in and suitability for the role and salary expectations
 
Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please register and provide a CV and covering letter specifying your reasons for interest in and suitability for the role at www.veolia.co.uk/careers.

Veolia is an equal opportunities employer. Job titles and job content are presented without bias either of gender, race or disability and that nothing in either words or illustrations indicate any role stereotyping.

Guillotine Operator - Richmond Hill

​Experience of Polar Guillotines would be an advantage. Experience of operating Horizon Collators, Folders and Booklet Makers would also be an advantage, although training will be provided for to the right candidate.


A good attitude to work is essential and the right candidate must be able to work as part of a team and use their own initiative when required.


How to apply: Please submit a CV and Cover letter to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk Please quote the job title and reference number EL/LGP01. Competitive salary paid. Working 37.5 hours per week.

 

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Sales Support Administrator - Hunslet

Main duties:
• Order processing, order admin management
• Picking up and actioning basic customer queries into the shared inbox
• Support to the wider team, Account Managers and Service Delivery Manager.
• Monitoring of open orders, taking appropriate action when necessary for those potentially out of SLA.
• Ensuring customer requests are processed within agreed timescales. (quotes, orders, general queries.)
• Liaising with the team, department, or 3rd party where applicable, to investigate and resolve customer issues.
• Maintain positive relationships with the customer base, offering the potential to build on existing relationships as a department, and/or on a larger scale cross divisionally

Potential to help with the below:
• Maintain, extract and report on data relevant to the department within existing systems.
• Generating reports for the department head where required with accuracy.

Daily tasks:
• Order processing administration
• Running, updating and completing the customer backlog report on a pro-active basis, dealing with problem orders as they arise to ensure lead time is achieved.
• Monitoring the progression of ‘problem’ orders through to completion.
• Ensuring the customer is fully aware at any given point, regarding the progress of their order, and that the information fed back is accurate and achievable.
• Handling day to day quotation requests
• Chasing sales quotes
• Management of the shared inbox (by relevance)

Skills:
• Confident and a strong communicator
• Strong attention to detail and ability to manage time and prioritise effectively
• Understanding of and ability to interpret and manipulate numeric data
• Multi system management abilities
• The capacity to collaborate with a strong team

Experience:
• Sales administration / client management experience
• Microsoft Office knowledge, with particular reference to Excel
• Able to work in a fast paced environment
• Can problem solve effectively


To apply: please send a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Sales Support Executive - City Centre

​Seaga UK Ltd is a worldwide leading vending machine manufacturer.

This is an essential role to the company, working with a team of sales and technical personnel in a busy and growing environment, to meet customer deadlines and company targets.

Based in Leeds, we are looking for the successful applicant to be an integral part of the team as we develop the Seaga UK, European and Middle East business. This is a key role providing office based support to our Sales Team. Plus handling and developing your own direct customers.

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance.

Typical skills to have:
• Good Customer communication skills with previous sales / liaison experience.
• The ability to demonstrate logical process with sound judgment and good analytical qualities and numerical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• To have planning, problem solving and organisational skills to be able to work to deadlines and targets
• The ability to work under pressure having a methodical approach when dealing with operational challenges
• The ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
• Computer system literate (SAP, Word, Excel, Project, Power Point)

Salary subject to experience and qualifications. To apply, please e mail a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

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