Member colleges of leading education provider Luminate Education Group, have launched their second 100 in 100 campaign, which aims to get 100 apprentices placed in 100 days.
Leeds City, Keighley and Harrogate colleges’ campaign is part of a wider plan to support the region’s businesses to develop skills for the future and increase the number of apprentices as part of the levelling up agenda.
Last year, the colleges surpassed the 100 target, placing 150 apprentices in sectors including business, hospitality, engineering and health and social care. Overall the combined colleges have more than 3,000 apprentices on a wide range of programmes.
Luminate Education Group is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the region and works closely with more than 1,500 employers, including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust(LTHT), Leeds City Council and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Lee Pryor, Director of Apprenticeships at Luminate Education Group, said: “We want to be the provider that helps people take their careers to the next level. The campaign comes at a time where it will not only target over 500,000 students who are leaving education, but create critical roles desperately needed in a variety of industries.
“We are delighted to be running this fantastic initiative again.Whether you’re just starting your first job or looking to make a career change, we want to support you. We also want to address the staff shortages and supply chain disruption faced by many businesses across the Yorkshire region.
“Delivering the future workforce in health and social care, engineering, construction, hospitality, travel and more, is one of our key priorities.We would like to engage with as many businesses as possible to create the type of opportunities that will be beneficial, both to the apprentice and employer.”