Yorkshire to recruit underwriters in new apprenticeship scheme

Yorkshire Building Society is planning to launch an apprenticeship scheme to train mortgage underwriters.

Yesterday, MP Esther McVey visited the mutual as it launched a seperate, more general apprenticeship scheme which will see 150 people trained to perform customer service roles.

But YBS says it plans to launch an additional scheme for mortgage underwriters, although it has not decided how many people it will employ at this time.

YBS chief executive Chris Pilling says: “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 a one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders and we are delighted to be able to offer these opportunities over the coming years.”