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Ripon Apprenticeship & Training Hub2024-04-29T14:03:55+01:00

Ripon Apprenticeship & Training Hub

Apprenticeships & Jobs in Ripon

The Ripon Apprenticeship & Training Hub aims to help the businesses of Ripon to thrive post pandemic by engaging 14-16 year olds into the work place to promote career development, soft skills and good work ethics.

Brought to you by Ripon Business Improvement District: Connecting business and young people for a brighter, more resilient future.


Working hard paid off for me and for my Employees


I started my first business when I was in my early 20’s. I always wanted to run my own business and when a friend called me to say that The Water Rat was on the market I researched it and created a business plan.

Annette Duffy

Business Owner, Specsavers

As a healthcare provider it is important to have a flow of young people who may be interested in pursuing a career as either an Optometrist or Audiologist. By engaging with local schools, we have been able to offer skills development in young people from the age of 14 years through on site learning in a safe environment. We encourage work placements as the best opportunity to explore the benefits of pursuing a career in this sector whilst promoting equality of opportunity.

Lee Kettlewell

Business Owner, Saks Hairdressers

I started my career in hairdressing on the Youth Training Scheme in the mid 80’s when careers advise was aimed towards further education or more traditional choices. My passion and ambitions were realised through hairdressing and owning a business. At Saks we continue to find that work-related learning directly contributes to helping young people develop functional skills and consider all alternative sectors to work in. Who at the age of 14 years can be fully expected to know what they want to do? RATH will present opportunities to get a taster in a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Looking for job and training opportunities?

Click the link below to browse job vacancies suitable for students in full time education.

Looking to recruit and train?

Click on the link below to post details of apprenticeship positions and job vacancies for students. Click here to apply for a work permit for a child.

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