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Civil Service Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeships

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The cross Government Security Profession is working with a number of Government Departments and Agencies to offer exciting career opportunities in Cyber Security.

Opportunities available in Leeds

Salary £16,000 to £25,000

Please see the following link for further details:

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Office Junior

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PFI Mechanical in Featherstone are looking to recruit an Office Junior.

 Job description

PFI states this role offers an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to begin their career within an office environment.

They are offering the opportunity for an Office Junior to join the team to support the internal

and external office functions and gain an overall understanding of day to day operations.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of the whole company, specific duties within the role will include:

Understanding office procedures.

General reception duties.

Meeting and greeting of visitors.

Answering the phone and directing calls as appropriate.

Receiving mail and office deliveries.

Preparing documents and paperwork.

Standard administration duties including filing and archiving.

Supporting the wider team as and when required.

As you develop within the role you will be able to understand the business services and be

able to advise and deal with incoming queries.

Skills required:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above

Professional telephone manner.

Attention to detail.

Hours are 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday

Salary for an 18 year old will be approximately £10,900

If you are interested please email your CV through to


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Junior Estimator- Sutcliffe Play

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Junior Estimator.

Sutcliffe Play is committed to improving the quality of children’s play through the design and manufacture of playground equipment.

A new Junior Estimator is sought who will assist with the managing and design layout of quotes/tenders for playgrounds. The costing aspects of the scheme will be achieved using Auto Cad and Excel Spreadsheets, ultimately passing on the projects to the Play Area Designers. The post holder will be integral in helping to develop our business and achieve our commercial targets by maximising the efficiency of all costings within timescales and budgets. The successful candidate will have the ability to use appropriate design software. For this role the candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

• IT Skills with AutoCAD and Excel Spreadsheets. Must be confident with both applications. • Ability to work on multiple projects at any one time. • Ability to think clearly under pressure and prioritise work load. • Self-motivated and efficient time management. • Quick learner Training will be given.

The successful candidate will be working closely with the PAD Manager Competitive salary package rising to £17 / £18k

Applicants from students who have studied Design and have a strong Mathematical background are particularly welcomed. The Maths background could be either A level Maths or a grade A at GCSE.

Anticipated commencement date is mid-August to Sept. For a full job description or to apply for this position, please contact Dawn Blatherwick at with a letter of application and CV.

Sutcliffe Play is an equal opportunities employer.

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Sample of advertised apprenticeships on 6 June

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Hi all

Just a quick look this afternoon there are a number of really interesting apprenticeships being advertised on




The apprenticeships below are just a few of those currently being advertised. If you look carefully you will find many more.

IT Degree Apprenticeship with Lloyds Bank Apprenticeship £23,700

Project Trainee Higher Apprenticeship Lloyds Bank- Starting Salary £17.700

Claims Apprentice Zurich Insurance Salary approx. £15,000

Apprentice Engineer Jet2.Com

Apprentice Solicitor with Blacks Solicitors Salary Approximately £10,000

Apprentice Paralegal Stonegate Legal Ltd Salary £10,000

Claims Apprentice Direct Line Salary £15,000

Apprentice Freedom of Information Case Officer NHS Salary £19,000



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Administration Apprentice to join Castleford Academy.

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Administration Apprentice to join Castleford Academy. You will work with existing staff across the whole school in order to ensure that the administration function deliver a seamless service to the Academy.

To learn from, and to implement new administration and interpersonal skills to support the work of, the administration function of the Academy including but not limited to, filing, photocopying, faxing, telephone duties, reprographics and information gathering.

Undertake typing, word processing and other IT based tasks.

To support reception and student support services staff with reception duties as required including answering the phone, face to face enquires, signing in visitors and distributing mail.

Salary approx. £110 per week  (£3.20 per hour)

For more information on the role and how to apply for this position please contact Gemma Scothern, HR Officer on 01977 605075 or 07738 630358.

Closing date for applications is Friday 9th June 2017.

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Apprentice Football Coach and an Apprentice Fitness Instructor.

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A1 Football Factory and A1 Performance are looking to recruit an Apprentice Football Coach and an Apprentice Fitness Instructor.


Apprentice Gym Instructor    £4 an hour – Apprenticeship A1 PERFORMANCE is a brand new, unique gym aimed to maximise the performance of everyone that steps into the functional training space, whether they are an individual or team, a novice or an elite performer.

They are looking for an ambitious, committed individual to become an Apprentice Gym Instructor to join their team.

The facility has a purpose built strength and conditioning space with additional studio for various forms of fitness classes including Spinning, Insanity, Zumba to name but a few….in a space that really does have something for everyone.

Future prospects

As an Apprentice Gym Instructor at A1 Performance, you will be working in a new, state of the art, functional gym facility within an already thriving football facility.

Success in this role will not only lead to qualified Fitness Instructor status, but also the opportunity for a full time role at the facility and further development opportunities.

Please see below for further details and how to apply:


A1 Football Factory Apprentice Football Coach £4 an hour – Apprenticeship

The A1 Football Factory is a purpose built indoor football facility aiming to give anyone the opportunity to enjoy football and develop their skills.

They are looking for an Apprentice Football Coach to join their team and help them maintain and develop a positive, fun environment where players are encouraged to have fun and express themselves through a varied and challenging coaching syllabus.

Future prospects.

Successful completion of your Apprenticeship could lead to a full-time role in the facility. Please see below for further details and how to apply:

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YPO Business, Logistics and IT Apprenticeships

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YPO is a publicly owned company mainly supplying to the education sector, local authorities and emergency Services

They are looking to recruit 9 Business Administration Apprentices, 2 Warehouse and Logistics Apprentices and 1 IT Technical Support Apprentices to start on 3 July

Starting Salary £144 per week

Closing date 5 May

Best wishes


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Apprentice Accounting Technician

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Apprentice Accounting Technician

Peter Wray Accountancy Services are a family run, small but busy accountancy firm based in Ackworth.  They provide a full range of accountancy services including accounts preparation, book-keeping, preparation of VAT returns, weekly & monthly payroll, CIS return preparation, client invoicing and management accounts to a varied portfolio of clients.  They currently employ 6 other people

Candidate Details

  • GCSE Mathematics & English grades A/B as a minimum
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Good organisational skills

Vacancy Details

  • Full time position (35 hours per week)
  • Minimum wage
  • Paid leave to attend college in Leeds on a day release basis to study for the AAT qualification
  • Flexitime system
  • Friendly working environment
  • Free parking

To apply please send a short cover letter and CV  to Emma Sonia at




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