Bradford East MP David Ward has been fact-finding about a banking apprenticeship scheme.

He visited the city’s Market Street branch of Barclays to learn more about what is on offer for young people. Mr Ward met branch manager Claire Acornley and apprentices Lauren Baker and Chloe Dodgson as part of his campaign to boost apprenticeships in Bradford. He is investigating what further action needs to be taken to promote the idea and ensure young peoople get the right careers guidance.

Barclays offers 2,000 places to young people from across the UK to build a career in banking.