SIX new apprentices are to be hired by a top Dewsbury manufacturer over the next year.
Rixonway Kitchens made the announcement to mark National Apprenticeship Week, which ends today (Fri).
The Shaw Cross-based firm have already employed 10 youngsters on such schemes in various roles.
Seven of them went on to gain full-time jobs with the company in fields from accounts to maintenance and purchasing.
Laura Brentnall joined Rixonway's administration office from Earlsheaton Technology College last year.
She said: “Working gives me the opportunity to learn on the job whilst also earning a wage and a qualification.”
The new recruits will be hired through schools, colleges, the job centre and training providers.
Six positions are available in the accounts, administration, internal sales and IT departments.
Rixonway, who make units for the social housing sector, are one of the town’s biggest employers with more than 500 staff.
Chief executive Paul Rose said: “With youth unemployment still so high, we are delighted to be able to offer these apprenticeships.
“They are a great opportunity to learn key skills and study for a qualification that helps their long-term career.”