• Quick Order
  • Wishlists
  • 0
    £0.00 ex VAT
Back
Menu
Close
early years essentials
Shop everything you need for your early years setting with our handpicked collection of essentials.
Shop now
early years new in
Refresh your early years settings with 100s of new and exciting early years products to choose from.
Shop now
Little Learners banner
Subscribe to Little Learners, our free early years magazine packed full of ideas and inspiration to help your setting flourish.
Subscribe now
Shop the YPO range
Switch and save with our YPO range, with hundreds of products to choose from.
Shop now
  • Animated image for Facilities Management Facilities Management

    Essential services to help keep your school running smoothly.

  • Ingredients and cooking pans Food and Catering

    Everything you need for your school meals and catering requirements.

  • person working at a desk Furniture

    Helping you create inspiring spaces.

  • Computer screen and printer ICT

    Technology and communications to help you stay connected and current.

  • certificate and books Professional Services

    Supporting your people and professional services.

  • School bus Transport

    Help get your students from A to B.

  • light bulb Utilities

    Review your energy contracts to help save money.

school exercise books varied colours
Discover our complete range of exercise books.
Shop all
Blue school exercise book with ruled pages
Ruled paper exercise books for a range of subjects.
Shop ruled
Red school exercise book with squared paper
Squared paper exercise books, perfect for maths.
Shop squared
Edtech Impact is a school-led platform that aims to help schools discover the best education technologies and evaluate what will work for them.
Explore
Making life easier for MATs
Explore the benefits YPO can provide to Academies and Multi Academy Trusts across the country.
Find out more
Shop the YPO range
Switch and save with our YPO range, with hundreds of products to choose from.
Shop now
  • Animated image for Facilities Management Facilities Management

    Essential services to help keep your school running smoothly.

  • Ingredients and cooking pans Food and Catering

    Everything you need for your school meals and catering requirements.

  • person working at a desk Furniture

    Helping you create inspiring spaces.

  • Computer screen and printer ICT

    Technology and communications to help you stay connected and current.

  • certificate and books Professional Services

    Supporting your people and professional services.

  • School bus Transport

    Help get your students from A to B.

  • light bulb Utilities

    Review your energy contracts to help save money.

school exercise books varied colours
Discover our complete range of exercise books.
Shop all
Blue school exercise book with ruled pages
Ruled paper exercise books for a range of subjects.
Shop ruled
Red school exercise book with squared paper
Squared paper exercise books, perfect for maths.
Shop squared
Edtech Impact is a school-led platform that aims to help schools discover the best education technologies and evaluate what will work for them.
Learn More
Making life easier for MATs
Explore the benefits YPO can provide to Academies and Multi Academy Trusts across the country.
Find out more
Shop the YPO range
Switch and save with our YPO range, with hundreds of products to choose from.
Shop now
  • Construction worker Buildings and Construction

    Our expert team can help with building, construction, repairs and alterations. Browse our frameworks.

  • Meeting Corporate and Financial Services

    Help to increase efficiencies and provide better support to your people.

  • Energy frameworks YPO Energy

    Find ways to reduce your energy consumption with our energy team.

  • Cleaning equipment Facilities and Waste Management

    Providing safe and cost effective working environments.

  • Fleet of white vans Fleet

    Whether you're looking for fleet hire or purchase, speak to our specialist team.

  • food and catering worker cooking Food and Catering

    Ordering food and catering couldn't be simpler with our UK Food Deal.

  • food and catering worker cooking Furniture

    Create environments that are tailored to your unique needs.

  • fleet and highways worker Highways

    Providing specialist industry knowledge to help meet your needs.

  • Corporate meeting HR and People

    Our team are here to help with all of your recruitment and training.

  • Woman using technology Technology and Communication

    We can help you source cost-effective solutions with a range of frameworks.

  • Construction worker Buildings and Construction

    Our expert team can help with building, construction, repairs and alterations. Browse our frameworks.

  • Meeting Corporate and Financial Services

    Help to increase efficiencies and provide better support to your people.

  • Firefighter Emergency Services

    A dedicated team set up to support you and offer tailored frameworks.

  • Energy frameworks YPO Energy

    Find ways to reduce your energy consumption with our energy team.

  • Cleaning equipment Facilities and Waste Management

    Providing safe and cost effective working environments.

  • Fleet of white vans Fleet

    Whether you're looking for fleet hire or purchase, speak to our specialist team.

  • food and catering worker cooking Food and Catering

    Ordering food and catering couldn't be simpler with our UK Food Deal.

  • food and catering worker cooking Furniture

    Create environments that are tailored to your unique needs.

  • health and social care workers Health and Social Care

    Help to support independent living by sourcing aids and equipment.

  • fleet and highways worker Highways

    Providing specialist industry knowledge to help meet your needs.

  • Corporate meeting HR and People

    Our team are here to help with all of your recruitment and training.

  • Woman using technology Technology and Communication

    We can help you source cost-effective solutions with a range of frameworks.

net zero 2023
To provide current perspective, expertise and guidance on the role of procurement in meeting net zero targets, public sector buying organisation YPO and local public sector innovation partnership iNetwork have come together again to host a series of free online webinars. Watch the series here.
Watch now
Winter Price Freeze
We've got winter maintenance essentials covered at unbeatable prices, keeping you moving whatever the weather.
Shop now
New-In-Updated
Kit out your classroom and shop 100s of new products at great value prices.
Shop now
Eco-Banner
Shop our range of eco friendly products designed to help you buy better for the planet.
Shop now
Express furniture delivery
Shop express delivery furniture to get the items you need, when you need them.
Shop now
Clearance-Banner-Updated-2
Once they're gone... they're gone! Shop clearance here and save on a range of essentials.
Shop now
Banner
Make your budget go further with our collection of classpacks, and save on a range of classroom essentials.
Shop now
YPO range
Switch and save with our YPO range, with hundreds of products to choose from.
Shop now
Products
Close
Frameworks
Close
  • Construction worker Buildings and Construction

    Our expert team can help with building, construction, repairs and alterations. Browse our frameworks.

  • Meeting Corporate and Financial Services

    Help to increase efficiencies and provide better support to your people.

  • Firefighter Emergency Services

    A dedicated team set up to support you and offer tailored frameworks.

  • Energy frameworks YPO Energy

    Find ways to reduce your energy consumption with our energy team.

  • Cleaning equipment Facilities and Waste Management

    Providing safe and cost effective working environments.

  • Fleet of white vans Fleet

    Whether you're looking for fleet hire or purchase, speak to our specialist team.

  • food and catering worker cooking Food and Catering

    Ordering food and catering couldn't be simpler with our UK Food Deal.

  • food and catering worker cooking Furniture

    Create environments that are tailored to your unique needs.

  • health and social care workers Health and Social Care

    Help to support independent living by sourcing aids and equipment.

  • fleet and highways worker Highways

    Providing specialist industry knowledge to help meet your needs.

  • Corporate meeting HR and People

    Our team are here to help with all of your recruitment and training.

  • Woman using technology Technology and Communication

    We can help you source cost-effective solutions with a range of frameworks.

At YPO, we pride ourselves on our challenging but rewarding apprenticeship scheme. Our apprenticeships offer routes into a range of different career options, offering hands-on industry experience alongside classroom learning. Train towards a paid accreditation whilst gaining practical experience within the workplace. Our apprenticeship scheme offers a range of benefits, but who better to hear about this great opportunity than our past and present apprentices themselves? As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we’ve collected their comments and feedback.

YPO is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and so far, we have welcomed 104 apprentices through our doors. We have 19 current apprentices, and of the remaining 85, 73% of them have gone on to secure permanent positions at YPO.

You can read more about what our apprentices have to say below. 

We are starting with Jack Appleton who started with us through our first apprenticeship opportunity in 2011: 

“YPO is a great company that allowed me the opportunity to start a career straight from school 13 years ago. The apprenticeship program at YPO is something to be proud of and is something I owe a lot to.” Jack Appleton – Category Buyer Furniture

“I am enjoying everything so far! Learning new skills and having access to new opportunities. I’m looking forward to progressing further and advancing my knowledge and abilities along the way.”  Amber Crossland – Business Admin Apprentice

“I started in the role of Business Admin Apprentice over 10 and a half years ago, two weeks before my 18th birthday! I started in the Business Services team (we were Business Support then) and am still in the same team now all these years later. I’ve worked my way up to become the Senior Business Services Officer.

I’ve learnt so much along the way & worked with some great people. A lot has changed since I started but it’s great to see YPO continue to do so well in its 50th year, and I’m excited to see how things continue to progress. “ Ellie Gerrard – Senior Business Services Officer

“Everyone on my team has been so welcoming, so much so that it feels like I’ve always worked at YPO!” Oliver Staniforth – Data Technician Apprentice 

“I started YPO as an apprentice in 2018 and after a year and a half, I was fortunate enough to secure a role in the marketing team as a marketing and digital assistant. Being an apprentice allowed me to discover what area of the business I enjoyed the most, with endless opportunities to learn and develop my career.


The support I’ve received throughout my journey at YPO has been fantastic, everyone is treated equally, and hard work never goes unnoticed. I couldn’t have chosen a better place to start my career!” Amelia Wilks, Marketing & Digital Assistant

“I started my career with YPO in August 2021 as a Level 3 business administration apprentice within the trading team. After 8 months I had the opportunity to progress into a permanent role as an assistant category buyer for stationery. I have now completed my apprenticeship and since September have been working towards a level 4 CIPS qualification. So far, my journey has been amazing, and I have felt supported by my manager, trading team and YPO. I look forward to continuing to progress my career with YPO.” Adeela Afzal – Assistant Category Buyer - Stationery
 
“My apprenticeship at YPO provided me with a brilliant introduction to the world of work. I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do for a career, fast forward 12 years and I am in a job I love and a career I had never even heard of when I left school and without my apprenticeship, I don’t think this would’ve been possible.” Daniel Holt – Category Buyer Stationery 

“I started as a business administration apprentice at YPO in 2017. After a year in the business, I became interested in working in the marketing department and began gaining experience in the communications team. I secured my permanent position in the marketing team as a communications assistant in 2019 and my current position as a content marketing officer in 2022. The experience I gained as an apprentice was vital as it helped me understand the career path I wanted to take, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities it brought to me.” Heidi Winter – Content Marketing Officer

“My journey at YPO has been incredible. This year will mark my 12th year at YPO, and I can honestly say the time has gone so quickly – they do say time flies when you’re having fun!

I started my journey at YPO as the Health and Safety Apprentice in 2012 within the HR team and after a year and a half I was fortunate enough to secure a role within the contracts team a year later I applied for a role in the marketing team as a communications officer in 2015. A few years on I’ve found myself lucky enough to have climbed the ladder in YPO and I’m now the PR and Communications Manager.

 Being an apprentice at YPO gave me the confidence and the ability to meet new people at all levels, it gave me the knowledge, skills and experience needed to future-proof my career. The support I received throughout my journey at YPO has been incredible, I’m so glad I chose an apprenticeship at YPO over the full-time university.”  Rhian Binns – PR and Communications Manager - Education

“I started at YPO in July 2017 as a Business Admin Apprentice in the HR Team. Six and a half years later, I’m now an HR Project Support Officer aiming to streamline HR processes and increase digitalisation within the team.”  Kelsi Barrick – HR Project Support Officer

 

 



No Image Available
Author

Rhian Binns

PR and Communications Manager for Education
YPO