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Plexus Law

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Plexus Law

Plexus Law in Leeds have vacancies for 2 Business Administration and 2 Legal Apprentice positions available for September start. The Legal positions require 3 C’s at A-Level as a preference and they have no specific requirements with regards to grades for Business Admin. All 4 positions will be at their Head Office, Josephs Well, Leeds and have a starting salary of £12,000.

Potential candidates can find out more information on their website

If you would like to apply, please  send a covering letter stating ‘Why they would like to be employed as an apprentice with Plexus Law’ and their CV via email to with the subject ‘URGENT APPLICATION’

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Parliamentary Apprenticeship with Andrea Jenkyns MP

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Location: Constituency office, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds.

Hours: 40 hours per week. Depending on age this role may include working on the occasional Saturday with time off in lieu.

Salary: In line with the current minimum wage rate for an apprentice.


This 12 month apprenticeship scheme combines ‘on the job’ training, working for Andrea Jenkyns MP in her constituency office, with a formal qualification in Business & Administration.

The successful candidate will work in an office assistant role and will be entitled to two hours study time a week to carry out your study towards a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration qualification.

Main purpose:

To play an important support role within the MP’s constituency office. Completing a course of study and obtaining work related professional qualification. You must have a keen interest in politics and a can-do attitude. Roles & responsibilities:

  • Dealing with all types of correspondence
  • Handling telephone enquiries
  • Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases in accordance with data protection laws
  • Conducting research on a wide range of issues
  • Responding to basic constituent queries
  • Assisting with casework

Required abilities and experience:

  • Understand the office’s objectives and targets
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and multi-task
  • Excellent attention to detail, spelling and grammar with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must have strong initiative and excellent organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, email and the internet including social media

Eligibility Criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade A*-C (GCSE certificates will be required).
  • GCSE ICT at A*-C desirable but not necessary.

Closing Date: Thursday 27th July

-There will be a written exercise issued Friday 28th which is due in by Monday 31st July

Interview/Start Dates:

Interviews will take place on the 2nd August, for a target start date of the week commencing 14th August

How to apply:

Please email a CV and covering letter to In your covering letter please answer the following questions:

  • What are your strengths? (eg Team working, organising etc)
  • Why are you a good addition to an MP’s office?
  • What sort of issues do you think people write into their MPs about?
  • Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview? (eg do you need a signer, information in Braille etc)
  • What are your interests and achievements?
  • What interests you about working for an MP? (maximum 250 words)
  • What are your future career aspirations? (maximum 250 words)

If you have any questions about the role please contact Alex Lancaster on 0207 219 5798.


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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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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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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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