FOUR new apprenticeship opportunities have been created by Limited, based on the campus of the University of York, which operates the National Science Learning Centre. is taking part in the York Apprenticeship Challenge, launched by The Press, in conjunction with City of York Council and the National Apprenticeship Service, to encourage businesses to create 100 apprenticeship opportunities in 100 days.

The campaign has led to 65 apprenticeship opportunities being pledged by businesses in York since June 15, details of which can be seen at and click Search for vacancies. Limited was established in 2005 by the White Rose University Consortium, which comprises the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York.

It operates the National Science Learning Centre as a centre of excellence for science teachers’ continuing professional development and the National STEM Centre (science, technology, engineering and maths) which brings together key national organisations working within the STEM communities.

The four new apprenticeship opportunities are in business administration, marketing, laboratory science and libraries, archives and information services. Myscience is also offering a unique training opportunity for a facilities trainee, who will be involved with health, safety and maintenance.

Maureen Legge, human resources manager from Limited, said: “Myscience are committed to investing in the next generation of the UK’s workforce. York is a brilliant place to live and work and we must nurture our local talent and give them the opportunities to train and succeed in such a vibrant city that has both a national and international platform.

“The opportunities and training we will be giving these apprentices and trainees will enable them to have a real impact in our organisation and give them a brilliant grounding for their future careers.”

Phone 08000 150 600 or visit to support the campaign and create an apprenticeship opportunity in your business.