Apprentice Week

Kallam Biricz

What made you decide to start an apprenticeship?

I wanted to learn something new while also making money for myself and an apprenticeship was the perfect option to do that!

How old were you when you began your apprenticeship, and in what role did you start?

I Started my apprenticeship when I was 18 years old and was and still am a Customer Care Assistant

What was your favourite thing about your apprenticeship, and have you benefit from this through the duration of your course?

The experience of working within an office environment and engaging with a range of customers across Yorkshire

Since doing your first apprenticeship have you taken on any more apprenticeship courses? If so, why did you decide on this?

No I haven’t as I am now going to university, but an apprenticeship almost gave me the time to reflect and finally decide what I want to really do.

For a lot of young people deciding what they want to do after leaving education is tricky, why would you recommend they begin an apprenticeship?

Knowing what you want to do in the future is a very hard question to answer and sometimes people don’t know until much later. In reality, there is no reason to go to university if you can reach your goals by working your way up. Even if it is only wanting to learn a new skill or that you aren’t sure what you want to do at all, an apprenticeship could end up being the perfect thing for you or even sometimes help you realise what you would like to do.

Charity Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition is open to charities based within the region of Yorkshire, UK only. 

There are two charity donation boxes available to win. Two individual charities will be selected as winners and each will receive one of the two charity boxes as a prize.

The prize does not include transaction fees associated with the use of the charity box. Each winning charity will be expected to pay the transaction fees. These amount to 1.5% of the total of any amount processed, plus 3 pence, per donation.

Only one entry per charity will be counted, and Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to ask competition winners to provide for proof of Charitable status. If a competition winner is unable to prove charitable status, Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to select an alternative winner.

The winning charities will be subject to a successful merchant application with AIBMS. The charity donation box will only be supplied if this application is accepted.

By entering this competition entrants accept these terms and conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for such competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on the website, or communicated to entrants in any other way (“competition information”). Such competition information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any competition information.

Yorkshire Payments may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.

The opening and closing dates and times for entries are as indicated in the competition information. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.

Yorkshire Payments reserves the right to amend the entry deadline for the competition.

By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current, and complete. 

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