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Apprenticeship and Job Opportunities around Leeds

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

This year’s Leeds Apprenticeship Fair will take place on Monday 14 March 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at the First Direct Arena, where over 100 exhibitors with live vacancies will be available. No appointment is needed, you can just turn up on the night.  Please see the Documents section for more information.

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

Jet2​​​​

Yorkshire Water

Cocoon Life​

Complete Care Agency 

Build-a-Bear

BAE Systems

BT Group

Job Vacancies

Click to expandAviation Security Officer - Yeadon

Leeds Bradford Airport
Rate of Pay: £7.16
There are 2 working options available as follows:-
• Part time positions available fixed term contract to 31.10.16. 6 days on 3 off, minimum 16 hours per week with possibility of overtime. Early shifts will begin at 3 or 4am late shifts will end at 19.00 but can vary due to operational requirements. A flexible approach to working is required to meet the demands of a busy and variable flight schedule. Officers may be rostered and must be available for split shifts.
• Full time positions available working 40 hours per week, 4 days on 2 days off split shifts- 04.00 -09.00 then 12.00-17.00 with possible time changes due to flight schedules. A flexible approach to working is required as above.
This is a seasonal post and applicants will be required to assist in the Security Screening Zone at peak times and to assist with the following:-
• Passenger preparation for the security process and loading of bags for x-ray
• Searching of passengers and their luggage and use of testing equipment
• Patrol and guarding duties
• Some possible x-ray screening duties
Applicants should be flexible available for shift work 24 hours and hold a full, clean driving licence.
Applicant competencies required are:
• Fluent English language capability, both written and spoken;

• Interpersonal and customer service awareness and skills;
• Attention to detail
• Smart appearance;
• Punctuality;
Applicant Criteria:-
• Full five year checkable work history. Full details and dates of all periods of employment/unemployment/education must be given on the application form for the past 5 years.
• Not Colour Blind.
• Reasonably fit due to physical aspects of job and prepared to stand for fairly long periods.
• Must have valid Passport/Drivers Licence.
• Must be resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years to obtain government clearance
Closing date for applications is 30.4.16. Due to expected high volumes of applications it will not be possible to contact all applicants.
Please submit CVs to recruitment@lba.co.uk FAO Sharon Smith. Alternatively CVs with a covering letter can be sent in the post to Sharon Smith, Leeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Leeds, LS19 7TU

Click to expandBench Joiner - Pudsey

​Founded in 1987, Beaver Leeds Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of custom-made joinery, shop fittings and bespoke commercial furniture in the UK.

Over the past twenty years, Beaver Leeds has worked with architects, contractors, project managers and end users to create unique hospitality and retail interiors for hundreds of their clients.
Beaver Leeds is now looking to recruit an experienced Bench Joiner to join the team.  Our standard hours are 8.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.00am until 3.30pm on Friday with a 15 minute morning and afternoon break and 30 minute unpaid lunch breaks each day. This equates to a 42 hour week. 
 
Essential Requirements
• Experience in the manufacture of shop fittings and bespoke joinery products, such as higher end commercial furniture
• Ability to work to a high standard
• Must have a keen eye for detail
• Must be able to work from drawings
• Ability to use own initiative
 
Desirable Requirements
• We work using many types of materials and a level of knowledge in solid surface fabrication would be useful but not essential.

How to apply: 
If you feel you meet the above requirements please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance. Salary competitive.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandEdgeband Operator - Sherburn In Elmet

Overview of the job:
DIY Kitchens is one of the UK's leading kitchen manufacturers and online retailers, a family owned, rapidly expanding business with three state of the art manufacturing sites. We pride ourselves on producing stunning kitchens that our customers love, made to the highest quality and built to last. Our craftsmen are driven by this ethos with every unit they make.
We are now seeking Edge Banding machine operators for our brand new state of the art manufacturing site at Sherburn in Elmet.
The main purpose of the role is operating edge banding machinery in the manufacture of kitchen units. Previous experience operating Homag, IMA & Biesse machinery is preferred however training will be provided.
This is a full time, permanent role and subject to notice periods an immediate start is available to the successful candidates.
Successful applicants will have plenty of scope to push for promotion, developing both their career and their earning potential.
 
Requirements/person specification:
• Experience of working in a similar role in a manufacturing environment for a minimum of 1 year
• An eye for detail
• Problem solving abilities
• Good communication skills
• Previous experience operating Homag, IMA & Biesse machinery is preferred however training will be provided.

How to apply: Please submit an up to date CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk. Competitive salary applies. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with possibility of some overtime.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandSales Representative - Seacroft

​Superdragon TCM UK Ltd is a manufacturer and distributer of Electronic cigarette and E-liquid. We own 11 electronic cigarette patents worldwide and won 6 international gold medals. Superdragon is one of the largest UK made E-liquid manufacturer, supply UK superstores and major chains, wholesaler and distributors and has the best price in EU.

We are looking for a dynamic sales person to increase our sales, customer base and manage customer relations.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right person.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential customers
• Focus on quality customer service with emphasis on customers benefit.
• Establish and maintain relations with new customers and manage retention of existing customers
• Create a pool of committed, profitable long term customers and build sound relationship with them.
• Market our products to potential customers, providing clear, accurate and relevant product information
• Look for new sales opportunities that also match company’s requirements.
• Meet sales targets
 
Requirements include:
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with a proven track record of establishing credibility with key customers
• Experience in developing effective and creative product marketing collateral
• Excellent  negotiating and closing Skills
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
• Have a strong customer service ethic.
• Proactive and highly self-motivated.
 
How to apply:  Please send a CV and covering letter to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance. Hours flexible. Commission only.
 

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandBeam Saw Operators - Sherburn In Elmet

Overview of the job:
 
DIY Kitchens is one of the UK's leading kitchen manufacturers and online retailers, a family owned, rapidly expanding business with three state of the art manufacturing sites. We pride ourselves on producing stunning kitchens that our customers love, made to the highest quality and built to last. Our craftsmen are driven by this ethos with every unit they make.
 
We are now seeking an experienced Beam Saw Operators for our brand new state of the art manufacturing site at Sherburn in Elmet.
 
The main purpose of the role is operating sawing machinery in the manufacture of kitchen units. Previous experience operating Selco & Schelling machinery is preferred, however training will be provided.
 
This is a full time, permanent role and subject to notice periods an immediate start is available to the successful candidates.
 
Successful applicants will have plenty of scope to push for promotion, developing both their career and their earning potential.
 
Requirements/person specification:
 
·         Experience of working in a similar role in a manufacturing environment for a minimum of 1 year
·         An eye for detail
·         Problem solving abilities
·         Good communication skills
How to apply: Please submit an up to date CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk. Competitive salary applies. Working 40 hours Monday to Friday with the possibility of some overtime.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandMachine Operator - Seacroft

​Superdragon TCM UK Ltd is a manufacturer and distributer of Electronic cigarette and E-liquid. And own 11 electronic cigarette patents worldwide and won 6 international gold medals. Superdragon is one of the largest UK made E-liquid manufacturer, supply UK superstores and major chains, wholesaler and distributors.   

We are looking for 1 full-time and 1 part time auto filling and covering Machine Operator to work in our unique company
 
Responsibilities
• observing  machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled products to standards
• monitoring  the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups or jams
• starting machine by engaging controls
• counting and recording finished and rejected items
• stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions
• Inspecting machines to identify the cause of problems
• controlling operations of machines
• performing routine maintenance on machines and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
• Determining the causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Essential Requirements
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently with hands
• Good attention to details
• Knowledge of production line machines
• Ability to problem solve
Desirable Requirements
• Bilingual, Chinese and English

How to apply:  Please send a CV and covering letter to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk in the first instance. Minimum wage applies.
 

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandCNC Operators - Sherburn In Elmet

Overview of the job:
DIY Kitchens is one of the UK's leading kitchen manufacturers and online retailers, a family owned, rapidly expanding business with three state of the art manufacturing sites. We pride ourselves on producing stunning kitchens that our customers love, made to the highest quality and built to last. Our craftsmen are driven by this ethos with every unit they make.
We are now seeking experienced CNC Operators/Programmers for our brand new state of the art manufacturing site at Sherburn in Elmet.
The main purpose of the role is programming and operating CNC machinery used in the manufacture of kitchen units.
This is a full time, permanent role and subject to notice periods an immediate start is available to the successful candidates.
Successful applicants will have plenty of scope to push for promotion, developing both their career and their earning potential.
 
Requirements/person specification:
• Previous CNC programming/operating experience, preferably in the furniture industry, is essential
• Experience of working in a similar role in a manufacturing environment for a minimum of 1 year
• An eye for detail
• Problem solving abilities
• Good communication skills

How to apply: Please submit an up to date CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk. Competitive salary applies. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with the possibility of some overtime.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandStores Person - Sherburn In Elmet

Overview of the job:

We are currently seeking to appoint a Stores Person to join one of the UK's leading kitchen manufacturers and online retailers at our premises in Sherburn in Elmet. Ultima Furniture Systems Ltd is still family owned and based in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.
 
Main duties:
• Accepting deliveries from suppliers and internal transfers
• Checking off items against paperwork
• Investigating and reporting on damages and missing items
• Booking items on to the stock management system
• Maintaining safe, tidy, organised stores
 
Requirements/person specification:
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office and in house stock systems
• Numerate and accurate
• A confident communicator
• A reasonable level of physical fitness
• Counterbalance & Reach FLT licence would be advantageous
• Some experience of working in Stores/ Warehousing/ Manufacturing environment is preferred but not essential
 
This is a full time, permanent role and, subject to notice periods, an immediate start is available to the successful candidate. Due to volume of orders and the growth of our business, some flexibility to work overtime, including weekends is required.
How to apply: Please submit an up to date CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk. Competitive salary applies. Working 40 hours Monday to Friday with the possibility of some overtime.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandConstruction Apprenticeships - South Yorkshire

​A range of vacancies are being recruited to, all with immediate starts:


•         Apprentice Roofer – Wakefield and Selby
•         Technical Apprenticeship – Sheffield
•         Construction Site Technician Apprentice – Barnsley
•         Construction Site Technician Apprentice - Doncaster

For further details, including pay rates and how to apply, please go to www.futureworksyorkshire.co.uk.

Click to expandReprographics Assistant - Harehills

Overview of the job:

To assist a small, growing company with all aspects of reprographics work. The company is looking for someone who can grow within the organisation. Immediate start available.

Requirements/person specification:
 
Ideally, you should have an artistic background and be physically fit, as there is heavy lifting involved. No qualifications required for this role, but should not be afraid of hard work.
 
How to apply: please send a CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk . Working 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. National minimum wage applies.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandStock & Customer Service Assistants - White Rose

Overview of the job:

 

Person is required to work in a very busy retail outlet. Duties will involve keeping the area fully stocked, along with keeping the working area clean and tidy. These posts are temporary, but may lead to permanent posts afterwards. Staff will be dealing with customers, as part of their normal duties.

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, clearly stating the above reference number.
12 – 30 hours, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend work. Starts can be as early as 6am, finishing late, so full flexibility is essential. Wage negotiable.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

Click to expandMedia Executive - Leeds City Centre

​At Haystack Search, we remain at the cutting edge of our industry by specialising in one digital marketing sector, biddable media. By sticking to what we do best, we avoid the ‘jack of all trades' agency structure and maximise the level of service offered to our clients.

As an agency we strive for an entrepreneurial culture, working hard to provide our team with the expertise confidence they need to become their own boss.
 
Overview of the job:
 
You will be trained in all areas of biddable media, a highly targeted form of digital advertising. Assisted by exceptional mentoring, you will master PPC, Display, Paid Social and Video Advertising to the highest standard, enabling you to take ownership of key campaigns across a diverse range of clients.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious agency in its humble beginnings. We’re looking for our managers of the future and are passionate about moulding the right individual into that role. Your responsibilities will include:
• Managing and optimising the performance of advertising campaigns
• Building personable relationships with our clients, the less formal the better!
• Networking with media owners and key industry influencers
• Remaining fully up to speed with industry developments
Requirements/person specification:
Character is more important to us than qualifications. We’re looking for big personalities with bags of ambition. Although we’re very serious about our work, we tend not to take ourselves too seriously. A sense of humour is therefore vital.
Analytical qualities would be desired, as a well as a creative flair. An understanding of core marketing principles would also be advantageous as well as a passion for all things digital.
 
Skills and Experience
Related experience would be beneficial, but by no means essential, as full training will be provided.
You should be degree educated, preferably within a relevant discipline but not essential. To apply, please forward CV to employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk. Salary £16k per annum.

employmentleeds@leeds.gov.uk

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