THE ANNUAL Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair is returning to the First Direct Arena this month.

The event will take place on Monday, February 7 between 2pm and 8pm.

With over 80 employers and apprenticeship providers attending, the fair continues to be one of the largest apprenticeship recruitment fairs in the north of England.

The event, which kicks off National Apprenticeship Week, offers an opportunity for attendees of all ages to interact with leading apprenticeship employers from across the city including PWC, Leeds City Council, IBM, West Yorkshire Police, and the Yorkshire Building Society.

Opportunities will be available to work in a range of sectors such as law and financial services, leisure and tourism, health and social care, engineering, construction, digital, sports, arts, media, and publishing. Around 450 apprenticeship vacancies are currently being advertised in Leeds.

Due to COVID-19 additional measures are being implemented, including extended opening times and asking attendees to book a time slot.

Visit to book a free ticket.

Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture, and education, said: “It’s extremely exciting to once again welcome one of the largest apprenticeship recruitment fair in the north of England back to Leeds. Apprenticeship opportunities continue to grow across Leeds and the yearly success of the fair highlights the increasing importance placed on apprenticeships by employers and candidates.

"I would encourage anyone exploring their first career step, upskilling or changing career to book their free ticket for this year’s Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair.”