Eslam Najeh, 17, (pictured) from Libya, gained 11 GCSEs from Thornton Grammar School, Bradford. He wanted to work in an office and looked into opportunities for training on the job.
At Chamber International, he will help with day-to-day office duties and supporting the business development team. His apprenticeship includes completing a year-long level 2 business and administration course.
Eslam Najah, the eldest of four sons, was born in Tripoli. He has lived in Bradford for 11 years since his family relocated after his father completed a PhD in mechanical engineering at Bradford University.
Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, says: “Eslam has made an excellent start. We’re pleased to have him on the team.”
Chamber International assists chambers of commerce with a wide range of specialist international trade services and is also supporting Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) by delivering its We Are International export campaign, which aims to being an extra £1.6bn to ten local authority areas and create thousands of new jobs in the next five years.