National vehicle selling chain Carcraft has pledged to help young people in the region enter the motoring industry with an apprenticeship scheme.
The company, which has a branch in Tingley, says it wants to address to the lingering problem of youth unemployment, with over a million 16-24 year-olds currently out of work across the country.
The scheme’s main focus is on helping young workers to continue their education whilst they earn money and offers job opportunities in a variety of areas including finance, vehicle service and customer service departments.
Carcraft already employs 20 apprentices across the country.
Flynn Brook, an apprentice at Carcraft Leeds, said: “At a time when many people my age are struggling to find work, this scheme allows me to earn while I learn offers a brilliant opportunity. Receiving experience in all of Carcraft’s departments is a great way to start a career and I’d certainly recommend it to anyone who was looking to enter the motoring industry.”