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National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5 to 9 March and, to support the week, Yorkshire Housing is celebrating the success of their apprenticeship programme by showcasing apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

Under the hashtag #NAW2018, and the theme ‘Apprenticeships Work’, more than 150 schools have signed up to this year’s 10,000 talks movement which sees apprentices going back to their old schools and sharing experiences of being an apprentice.

Throughout the week Yorkshire Housing apprentices will be talking at schools across throughout Yorkshire and will also be at the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the First Direct Arena on Monday 5 March.  ​

Since opening its doors to its first apprentice in 2007, Yorkshire Housing has seen over 100 apprentices working with us, with over 70 percent securing fulltime positions. This year, a variety of opportunities including construction-based roles in building services, surveying and horticulture roles, as well as office-based jobs, will be available. Apprentices can gain a fully funded nationally recognised qualification as well as real work experience in teams across Yorkshire.

Senior people development coordinator Kiran Olak said: “Our apprenticeship scheme attracts highly engaged, talented and innovative people and we’re committed to helping our apprentices find the career that’s right for them. We’re a top 100 apprenticeship employer and our apprentices are proud to work for us. We’re passionate in supporting the success of our apprentices.

Apprentice surveyor apprentice Isobel said: “The Yorkshire Housing Apprenticeship scheme has given me a great opportunity to start a fantastic career. I have gained so many new skills and abilities, all of which are transferable to any line of work I choose to pursue a career in.

If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to shine, point them in the direction of Yorkshire Housing’s apprenticeship scheme where they can grow their skills, gain a professional qualification, earn above the national minimum wage and build a firm foundation for the start of a new and exciting career.

Applications will be accepted between 26 March and 6 May. You can register your interest to receive notifications on our apprenticeship pages.