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Junior Estimator- Sutcliffe Play

| Filed under All Students Year 13 Students Employment

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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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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Medical Engineering Apprentice

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Leeds Teaching Hospital are recruiting for a Medical Engineering Apprentice to start work in August 2017. The successful applicant will work for the Medical Physics and Engineering Department at the Leeds Cancer Centre. Minimum qualifications 5 A-C grades at GCSE including Maths, English and Science. Starting salary £15,251.
Further details

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Wakefield Met District Council Apprenticeships

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Wakefield Met District Council have released details of their 2017 Apprenticeship recruitment campaign. They have a range of apprenticeships available including:

Trainee Accountant



Youth Justice

Health and Safety


Human Resources


Road Worker

Waste Recycling

Entry requirements vary depending on apprenticeship. Please see for further details

Closing date 2 April

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Gordons Solicitors Legal Apprenticeship

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Gordons Solicitors in Leeds and Bradford are looking to recruit Trainee Legal Executives to start next September. Minimum qualifications 3 Bs or above at A level. In recent years Gordons have recruited NEW College students. Please see article in Yorkshire Evening post.

Annual Starting Salary £11,000

Gordons are particularly interested in meeting candidates who are from widening participation backgrounds.

Please see below for further details.

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Apprentice Health Care Support workers with NHS (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust)

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Apprentice Health Care Support workers with NHS (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust)

Starting Salary Approximately £16,000

You have to be over 18 to apply.

Full details

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre/ selection session which you must be able to attend. The day will include a series of skills tests, group activities and an interview, scheduled to take place on: Saturday 8th April 2017 at Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield.


If you are successful, the start date will be late May 2017.

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Coca Cola Engineering Apprentice

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Engineering Apprentice Coca-Cola

Location: Wakefield Site

Competitive salary of £14,500 per annum.

 Additional benefits of site bonus, Company share scheme, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays & flexible benefits.

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