YORK College has been given the green light to deliver apprenticeship training.

The college has passed the application for the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).

Nikki Davis, assistant principal at the college, said: "The new apprenticeships are focused, flexible and employer led and will change the face of skills training in the UK.

"The Business Development Unit at York College is working on the apprenticeship changes and is delighted that the Skills Funding Agency has approved the College’s application to deliver apprenticeship training directly, or as a sub-contractor to large, levy-paying employers.”

At the recent York College Apprenticeship Showcase, held during National Apprenticeship Week, more than 400 prospective students were keen to find out more about the new training and talk to local employers about becoming an apprentice.

Employers, large, small or micro that may be interested in taking on an apprentice to support their business can phone the Business Development Team on 01904 770368 to discuss their requirements.

Anyone interested in becoming an apprentice can visit the York College website for further details on current apprenticeship vacancies.