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From the classroom to the boardroom - Yorkshire Bank are taking teens to the top!


Two teenagers are donning their suits this summer and dressing to impress as they step out of the classroom for their first taste of the business world. The pair have been selected for internships at Yorkshire Bank as a part of the nationwide Career Academy Scheme.

The business studies students, Derek Booth and Andrew Levitt, have been given the opportunity to work alongside Yorkshire Bank staff in all aspects of retail banking at the Seacroft and York Road branches.

Yorkshire Bank sponsors the nationally recognised Career Academy Scheme, an initiative that helps students learn in an effective way to prepare them for a career in business.

Lucinda Scott, regional manager for Yorkshire Bank said: "We have been very impressed with pupils involved who have adapted well to their new working environment. In fact Derek is staying on as a temporary employee throughout the summer holidays."

Derek said: "I didn't expect to have so much fun at work. I'm aiming for the top from now on!"

Gary Kibble, business studies tutor at Brigshaw High Scool said "I am delighted that Derek and Andrew are enjoying themselves and gaining vital work experience. Thanks to Yorkshire Bank these two young men will return to their school with a refreshed outlook on learning."

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