The north’s largest apprenticeship recruitment fair returns

The largest apprenticeship recruitment fair in the north returns to Leeds on Monday (3 February 2020).

Taking place at the first direct arena from 4-8pm, the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair will feature more than 100 organisations exhibiting apprenticeship vacancies available now.

The list of employers taking part includes Channel 4 Television, Deloitte, Eversheds Sutherland, first direct, Leeds City Council, Keepmoat Homes, KPMG, Network Rail, PwC, Volkswagen Group and many more. For a full list of exhibitors and a copy of the exhibition guide please visit:

The fair will kick-start a range of activities taking place throughout the city as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2020, helping young people who are looking to start their careers. Apprenticeships are a great way to start and grow a career with over 7,000 people in Leeds starting their training in the workplace every year.

There are currently over 500 apprenticeship standards approved for delivery in the UK, from intermediate through to master’s degree across a wide range of roles ranging from construction to the legal sector and engineering to retail.

Visitors to the event can also access the Help Zone where organisations, including Aspire-igen, Leeds Employment Hub and Start in Leeds, will be on hand to give careers information and guidance.

The event is being organised by Leeds City Council’s employment and skills service and is open to anyone who wants to know more about apprenticeships and meet businesses who are recruiting to apprentice roles.

Apprentices work towards a nationally recognised qualification with free training and payment, leading to real opportunities and career progression.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for learning, skills and employment said:

“It’s great to see the return of the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair for another year, which encourages meaningful and open conversations around employment and apprenticeships.

“As the largest apprenticeship fair in the north, we are committed to bringing employers and young people together to provide real opportunities for them to explore different sectors of work, which they may not have had the chance to do otherwise.”

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair is for anyone considering an apprenticeship now or in the future.

The event is free with no need to book in advance so attendees can just turn up on the night. For more event information follow @Leedsapphub on Facebook or visit the weblink above.


This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds City Council