Computershare has welcomed a new cohort of apprentices to its offices in Crossflats as part of the company’s efforts to support training and education across Yorkshire and the North of England.
Thirteen new apprentices between the ages of 16 and 24 have joined the financial services company’s Loan Services arm from local schools and colleges across the region and will experience working life across a variety of departments, including IT, HR and customer operations.
Seventy-one out of 104 apprentices have secured a role in the business on either a permanent or fixed-term contract since the scheme started in 2010.
Andrew Jones, chief executive officer at Computershare Loan Services, said: “We’ve already been impressed with the enthusiasm and intellect of our new apprentices, and we’re delighted to help them reach their potential.
“Our business is a key player in the economy of the North of England, and we’re determined to play a leadership role through both continued financial success and by supporting the local community.
“We have provided training and education opportunities at our offices across the globe for many years, and I’m sure these apprentices have long successful careers ahead of them.”
Michael Armitage, an apprentice working at the business’s HR team, said: “Everyone’s really helpful here and I’ve enjoyed my experience in the business so far.
“I was actively looking for an apprenticeship opportunity and attended an open day at Shipley College earlier in the year, where I was informed about the apprenticeship scheme in Computershare.
“I was really keen to apply as I wanted to work for an established company with lots of opportunity.”
Kaitlyn Stokoe, an apprentice supporting Computershare’s Loan Services commercial team, said: “I was offered an apprenticeship elsewhere initially, but Computershare seemed a lot more interesting.
“I’m really enjoying it so far and hope I get to stay following the initial 12-month period.”
The apprentices will study towards a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration with the opportunity to study for a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship or a further role at Computershare. Five of the scheme’s apprentices from last year are now working towards a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship qualification.