The company ceased operations and all of their classes were withdrawn.
For more than 30 years, YH Training Services, headquartered in Scarborough, has offered various types of training at branches in Scarborough, Doncaster, Hull and York.
It offered apprenticeships in subjects such as accounting, customer service, IT and hospitality.
A former staff member, who did not want to be named, told the Scarborough News that at around 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, staff members received an email informing them that they would finish their work at 5 p.m. that day and would be paid until the day. after.
The staff member said: âIt’s devastating, we were like family. We were not allowed to contact the learners, which is what upset us the most.
“We spent the whole night of Thursday and Friday in tears, it was a total surprise.”
Students received messages informing them that their classes would not be taking place, but the staff member said not all learners could be contacted, leaving some with no information.
They added, “We had a lot of people ready to take the exams, we had such a close relationship with our learners.”
The company was started by Frank McMahon, who died in 2018, with just 30 apprentices and has grown to encompass over 1,200 learners.
The staff member said: âI am sorry for Frank’s legacy which has been ruined. I didn’t expect it to come to this.
Staff now find themselves in financial uncertainty.
A statement on the YH Training Services website states: âAs our learning centers are now closed, learners do not have to attend classes as these have been withdrawn.
âThe Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) which provides the learning funding will be in touch with the next steps and provide advice.
âIt is extremely unfortunate that we have to announce our closure, but we would like to thank all of our learners, employers and clients for their support over the years and we wish you all the best for the future. “
The Scarborough News attempted to contact YH Training Services for comment, but received no response.