YBS launches mortgage underwriting apprenticeships

The group is intending to develop a new mortgage underwriting apprenticeship in addition to offering other customer service apprenticeships, predominantly at its Bradford office with other roles at its Peterborough office.

About a third of all vacancies are filled by internal candidates and the group has clear career development opportunities for high calibre colleagues. All colleagues earn at least the living wage.

Yorkshire Building Society’s chief executive Chris Pilling said: “Mortgage underwriting is a skilled role which has a central part to play in our business and the industry as a whole so we hope to work with fellow building societies and banks to establish a new apprenticeship standard for others to follow.

“Our apprenticeship scheme will offer 150 people the chance to develop a career with one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders and we are delighted to be able to offer these opportunities over the coming years.

“We are a business with proud mutual values for 150 years and they extend to the positive experience we seek to give our people as much as our customers.”