The eagerly anticipated Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair is set to make a triumphant return to the city’s first direct arena next month. The event, scheduled for Monday, 5th February, from 1 pm to 7 pm, will serve as a comprehensive showcase for diverse apprenticeship opportunities available throughout Leeds.

Organized as a free-to-attend initiative, the fair will host over 100 exhibitors and employers, providing valuable insights into apprenticeship information, advice, and currently available positions. Attendees can explore various apprenticeship models, gaining a deeper understanding of their structure, including higher and degree apprenticeships.

Major Leeds-based employers and training providers from an array of sectors, spanning accounting, business and administration, catering and hospitality, construction, creative design, care services, digital, education, engineering, finance, hair and beauty, health, law, protective services, and more, will be present as exhibitors.

In addition to the exhibition booths, several speakers will address topics such as the application process for apprenticeships, a parental guide to apprenticeships, and the significance of virtual work experience.

Speaking ahead of the event, Councillor Jonathon Pryor, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and executive member for economy, culture, and education, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome people back to the eleventh Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair. Over the years, this fair has aided the journey of thousands of people into highly skilled and rewarding careers.

“Leeds is the fastest growing city in England, and as a city, we continue to attract more quality employers each year. This is reflected by the wide range of different business sectors and the number of employers attending this year’s fair. Apprenticeships offer something for everyone, from hands-on learning to degree-level qualifications, and are a fantastic route into a wide range of careers.

“I would recommend anyone considering an apprenticeship to attend and find out more about opportunities in Leeds.”

Key exhibitors include prominent names such as Asda, Channel 4, Leeds City College, Jet 2, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Sulzer, GMI Construction, Royal Air Force, Leeds City Council, Gordons LLP, Leeds Beckett University, and the Yorkshire College of Beauty.

The fair will take place at the first direct arena on Monday, 5th February, between 1 pm and 7 pm. Admission is free, and advance online booking is available at: https://bit.ly/LARF24. Everyone is welcome to attend this informative and promising event.