Ever wondered what the average day looks like for an apprentice working in the manufacturing sector? What the interview process looks like? Or what’s involved in a manufacturing apprenticeship? These questions and many more are answered in a new series of videos produced by the Ahead Partnership and Leeds Manufacturing Festival. Join five apprentices as they talk about their day-to-day working lives, the businesses they work for and the products they get to make. Perfect for students and teachers wanting to know more, apprentices from Leeds manufacturing firms Brandon Medical, MPM, Leeds Welding Company, Daletech Electronics and Sound Leisure talk about why they chose a manufacturing apprenticeship and the range of diverse of career opportunities available in the sector.
Wednesday 15 June– 9.30am to 12pm
Thursday 16 June – 9.30am to 12pm
Friday 17 June – 9.30am to 12pm
Groups of students from the School of Engineering at Leeds City College get the chance to visit manufacturing and engineering companies in Leeds and see for themselves the wide range of products they make, the processes involved, and the roles and opportunities careers in modern manufacturing present. Students will participate in a workshop, which will provide them with an insight into the skills required to start building a successful career in manufacturing. The treks conclude with a question and answer session, which will provide students with a chance to talk to people in a variety of roles, including apprentices.
Britain’s manufacturers will throw the spotlight on the sector and the careers it offers on Thursday 7/7/22 when they throw open their doors to schools, colleges and local communities across the whole of the UK. The inaugural National Manufacturing Day, organised by employers' organisation Make UK, will give local communities the chance to see first-hand the potential careers and jobs on offer and the diverse roles available in manufacturing. The aim is to encourage all age groups from school leavers to more experienced workers looking at re-skilling to consider the possibilities of a career in manufacturing.
Wednesday 21 Sept, 3.30 - 6.30pm
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 many 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.