Events

#WECAN Connects : Women in Manufacturing
25 June 2024

#WECAN Connects : Women in Manufacturing

#WECAN Connects is a quarterly event series, supported by Lloyds Bank Business & Commercial, that aims to champion, connect and support women in leadership positions in business.

Following on from International Women in Engineering Day (Sunday 23/6/24), the June edition of #WECAN Connects focusses on how to advance gender equality in manufacturing when only 15% of manufacturing businesses are owned by women, and women represent only 26% of the manufacturing workforce. That’s despite research which highlights the role of gender diversity in enhancing innovation and profitability within manufacturing firms.

Women and allies from manufacturing and those who support the sector are invited to join us as we:
• Hear from women working in manufacturing
• Find out about support available for the manufacturing sector
• Connect with others in the industry

Amanda McLaren, keynote speaker and managing director at event hosts AW Hainsworth, will introduce the company and share her personal career journey as a woman working in manufacturing. AW Hainsworth is a family-run heritage textile mill established in 1783 and based in West Yorkshire, producing exquisite woollen fabrics, high-performing textiles, and iconic British cloth for customers worldwide.

An optional tour of the historic mill will take place 1pm -2pm but places are limited. If you would like to join the tour, this please select the additional ticket when registering.


Company AW Hainsworth School / Location Spring Valley Mills, Stanningley, Pudsey LS28 6DW Attendees Women and allies from manufacturing and those who support the sector REGISTER TO ATTEND
UTC Leeds employer carousel
02 July 2024

UTC Leeds employer carousel

Tuesday 2 July
UTC Leeds students have been given the opportunity to participate in a travelling carousel; visiting manufacturing employers across the city for a day of engineering experiences. If you would like to host a visit by UTC Leeds Engineering students, please get in touch.


Company UTC Leeds School / Location Sayner Road, Leeds LS10 1LA Attendees Manufacturing and engineering employers, UTC Leeds students FIND OUT MORE
National Manufacturing Day
26 September 2024

National Manufacturing Day

Thursday 26 September
Manufacturers throughout the UK will once again be opening their doors to schools, colleges and local communities for a behind-the-scenes look at how manufacturers' facilities work, as part of this UK-wide 'open house' celebration of the sector.

Local communities will have the chance to see the potential careers and jobs on offer within the wonderfully diverse manufacturing sector, as employers engage with all age groups - from school leavers, graduates, people looking to reskill and the local residents.

​For Make UK and manufacturers, this is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of a truly fascinating sector, the range of highly skilled jobs on offer and the amazing opportunities for reskilling and career development within manufacturing in the UK.


Company Make UK School / Location Manufacturing employers across Leeds and West Yorkshire FIND OUT More
UTC Leeds employer carousel
26 September 2024

UTC Leeds employer carousel

Thursday 26 September
To coincide with National Manufacturing Day, students at UTC Leeds will be taking part in a travelling carousel; visiting manufacturing employers across the city for a day of engineering experiences. If you would like to host a visit by UTC Leeds Engineering students, please get in touch.


Company UTC Leeds School / Location Sayner Road, Leeds LS10 1LA Attendees Manufacturing and engineering employers, UTC Leeds students FIND OUT MORE
Manufacturing and STEM Sector Showcase at Roundhay School
02 October 2024

Manufacturing and STEM Sector Showcase at Roundhay School

Wednesday 2 October, 3 - 6pm
When asked about jobs in manufacturing and engineering, most school and college students say they don't know much about what these sectors do and the careers they offer. This manufacturing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector showcase aims to change perceptions and raise awareness of the wide variety of roles available in modern manufacturing, highlighting the opportunities and career paths for young people. Manufacturers and engineering firms are invited to join members of Leeds Manufacturing Alliance at this event and help promote the sector to the next generation of young people, their teachers and parents.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Roundhay School Attendees Leeds Manufacturing employers Roundhay School
UTC Leeds Careers Fair
November 2024 (TBC)

UTC Leeds Careers Fair

Thursday 14 November
UTC Leeds invites STEM sector employers from across the region to join FE and HE providers at this careers fair designed to to help students make informed choices on their future destinations and careers. Please check our website for further information..


Company UTC Leeds School / Location Sayner Road, Leeds LS10 1LA Attendees Manufacturing and engineering employers, UTC Leeds students FIND OUT MORE