Of course, top rates of pay are for well-qualified and experienced staff or for managerial roles that carry a lot of responsibility.
But if you are starting out as an apprentice, rates of pay in manufacturing are often well above the national minimum apprenticeship rates. And, rather than taking out student loans to pay for your education, an apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn.
You can also search for manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship vacancies on the Leeds City College website.Get Involved
Manufacturing in Leeds is incredibly diverse - from engineering and medical technology, to food and drink, textiles, aerospace components and even juke boxes. You could be involved in developing new technologies, designing new products or even exporting products around the world.
There is a skills shortage at all levels of manufacturing with apprentices and graduates in high demand. Careers can be varied and rewarding, whether it’s working on the shop floor, in a profession or in management. Get involved in the festival and see how many different opportunities exist in Leeds.