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What makes our apprentice scheme so brilliant is that it works to reflect the community we live in so it’s open to absolutely everyone, from any background, regardless of qualifications, experience or age.
There’s also a wide breadth of roles offered across the organisation to suit different people’s skill sets or interests, from cyber security to financial risk and project management to marketing to working in our branch network.
Where we really stand out is our guarantee of a permanent role to all our apprentices at the end of the scheme.
So whatever your experience or age, the YBS apprentice scheme can make a positive difference to your life by opening doors and providing opportunities.
He joined the apprentice scheme for all the experience of a degree with none of the debt.
Because our candidates reflect the communities we're part of, there is no typical applicant. They could just have left school, be looking to change career, newly graduated and looking for something different, or just out of retirement.
There’s also no average age, no average background and no experience required. We’re genuinely more interested in finding people with the right values and passion for exceeding customer expectations. In fact, being different can sometimes make all the difference; just ask Jennifer or Olivia.
Busy mum of two and full time apprentice
From RAF trainee to customer consultant
All our apprentices are paid above the Living Wage and are recruited on a permanent contract from the start, which entitles them to the same benefits as other colleagues.
This ensures our apprentices can focus on their apprenticeship and achieve their goals. We’re proud to say that all our apprentices acquire recognised external qualifications, with structured training, offered from level 3 up to level 6 (the equivalent of BSc degree-level qualifications), and if they want to develop further then we’ll try to help them too, just like we’re helping Mya.
Joined YBS as the first female IT apprentice