These two-year apprenticeships have created opportunities for people aged between 16-20 from in and around the Bradford area. Following the interest and feedback collated, we will expand the intake in 2017 with up to 24 new apprentice positions being offered.
As one of the most significant private sector employers in the Bradford district, we were particularly proud to launch our apprenticeship scheme there and further support the local economy.
Mya Griffiths is the Group’s first IT apprentice. Despite getting great results at A-level, Mya didn’t want to study at university. So she chose to join us instead – and she’s not regretted it.
“My manager, Andrew Hepworth, is a great manager. He’s been very supportive. It means I love working here and I’d like to progress in the organisation.” George Ferris is Apprentice Customer Representative at YBS Bradford Branch.
Alison, his Branch Manager, says: “I feel proud that George is the only apprentice currently working in the retail network, and that he’s in our branch. It’s also a big responsibility because we want to ensure that George gets all the support he needs to develop his skills and build a successful career.”
A new volunteering programme to prepare young people for the world of work.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme.
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.