York Apprenticeship Challenge

The Press, City of York Council, the National Apprenticeship Service and other key partners have launched the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

The aim is simple - to encourage companies across the city of York to recruit 100 new apprentices in 100 days.

Read the York Apprenticeship Challenge supplement >>

York council apprentices are halfway there

York Press: Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council, and Coun James Alexander meet the apprentices

11:32am Friday 10th February 2012

APPRENTICES taken on by City of York Council are celebrating National Apprenticeships Week after reaching the halfway point in their apprenticeships.

Experience works for Sophie

York Press: Experience works for Sophie

11:29am Friday 10th February 2012

Sophie Elliott was featured in The Press as one of the city’s first apprentices recruited in the 100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days campaign.

Tom relishes new IT role

11:28am Friday 10th February 2012

AN IT apprentice who was taken on as part of the York Apprenticeship Challenge after being hit by a string of redundancies was told in a recent assessment that he was excelling in his new role.

York training challenge reaches double the target number of apprenticeships

York Press: Julie Gunnell, Steve Hughes and Chris Day celebrate the success of the York Apprenticeship Challenge

8:30am Friday 30th September 2011

YORK Apprenticeship Challenge has almost doubled its target of creating 100 new apprenticeship placements in 100 days.

CPP Group creates eight apprenticeship places

York Press: CPP's UK learning and development manager, Daniel Godfrey, back row, with some of those in the apprenticeship programme. From left, Rachel Mason, Martyn Woodward, Laura Thornton,  Tom Bonner, Tom Buck and Lorraine Musgrove

8:30am Friday 30th September 2011

THE CPP Group has joined the 80 businesses which have made up to 199 places in the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

Jordan on the Vom Fass track to success

York Press: Mark Lancaster, apprentice Jordan Deighton, and Pujan Khadka  of Vom Fass

10:36am Thursday 15th September 2011

GIFT store Vom Fass is opening a second outlet within York department store Fenwick later this month.

More apprenticeship placements for York

York Press: From left, apprentice Mathew Clough, Robert Woolley partner at HPH, and apprentice Oliver Butterfield

11:43am Thursday 8th September 2011

A FURTHER 29 apprenticeship placements have been secured in York by training provider YH Training Services.

Apprentices still in the hiring line

10:30am Monday 5th September 2011

BUSINESSES in York are continuing to support young people and the local economy by backing the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

Businesses help York Apprenticeship Challenge reach target

11:11am Tuesday 23rd August 2011

HOSPITALITY businesses in York have helped the York Apprenticeship Challenge reach its target of creating 100 new apprenticeship opportunities in 100 days.

New grants aid apprenticeship bids

10:59am Tuesday 9th August 2011

BUSINESSES in York could receive a funding boost to take on an apprentice as part of the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

Kate’s floral chance

York Press: Florist Kate Richardson in her new shop in Woodthorpe, York

8:14am Monday 8th August 2011

KATE Richards has just started up her own florists after completing an apprenticeship.

Housing firm backs training campaign

10:03am Saturday 6th August 2011

A NEW apprentice will get the chance to work on York’s landmark Derwenthorpe energy-efficient housing development.

Council apprenticeships deadline

9:59am Thursday 4th August 2011

YOUNG people have until Tuesday to apply for one of 35 apprenticeships with City of York Council.

Council apprenticeships open for applications until Tuesday

4:31pm Wednesday 3rd August 2011

YOUNG people aged between 16 and 18 years have until Tuesday to apply for one of 35 apprenticeships with City of York Council.

Science rises to apprenticeship challenge

7:50am Tuesday 2nd August 2011

FOUR new apprenticeship opportunities have been created by Myscience.co Limited, based on the campus of the University of York, which operates the National Science Learning Centre.

Chamber of Commerce backs plan to provide 100 opportunities

9:10am Thursday 28th July 2011

LEEDS, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has puts its support behind York Apprenticeship Challenge.

Estate agent finds place for apprentice

York Press: Hunters director John Waterhouse with Fran McCarthy, whose promotion has made room for another young person to be offered an apprenticeship within the company.

8:06am Wednesday 27th July 2011

MORE York businesses are pledging to help young people into work as part of the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

Food agency launches 21 posts for youngsters as part of campaign

8:46am Monday 18th July 2011

THE Food and Environment Research Agency, has created 21 new apprenticeship places as part of the York Apprenticeship Challenge.

New apprentice total nears halfway mark

York Press: Julie Gunnell, left, City of York Council’s cabinet member for corporate services with apprentice Anthony Boyd, 19,  and councillor James Alexander, leader of City of York Council

8:33am Friday 15th July 2011

BUSINESSES in York are supporting the York Apprenticeship Challenge’s bid to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days.

Careers campaign is a third of way there

8:31am Friday 8th July 2011

THE campaign to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days in York has received a huge boost.

Harrowells Solicitors takes on two new apprentices

York Press: Harrowells new apprentices Sophie Elliott and James Manning, with Catherine Kew-Robson, head of HR

8:37am Thursday 30th June 2011

YORK businesses have been backing the York Apprenticeship Challenge to find 100 new apprenticeships in 100 days.

Conservatives back apprenticeship challenge

8:02am Saturday 18th June 2011

YORK Conservatives have thrown their weight behind The Press’s campaign to find apprenticeship places in York.

Apprenticeships are just the job

York Press: Apprenticeships are just the job

8:20am Wednesday 15th June 2011

THE YORK Apprenticeship Challenge launched today by The Press is urging employers to take on apprentices to improve the local economy.

Oh, no... not more Government cuts?

York Press: The MPs have their hair cut by York College apprentices Lauren Creaser, left, and Imogen Watson

8:21am Wednesday 15th June 2011

YORK MPs Hugh Bayley and Julian Sturdy visited apprentice hairdressers at York College in support of the York Apprenticeship Challenge


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