The YBS Group apprenticeship scheme launched in September 2016, with 12 apprentices joining our Head Office site in Bradford and Bradford branch.

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.”

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