Events

Manufacturing 'Treks'
17 June 2022

Manufacturing 'Treks'

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.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Sulzer UK, AW Hainsworth, MPM Ltd Attendees Leeds City College students
Let's talk manufacturing
31 May 2022

Let's talk manufacturing

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.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Online Attendees Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Ahead Partnership, Brandon Medical, MPM, Leeds Welding Company, Daletech Electronics, Sound Leisure
Networking Event
28 April 2022

Networking Event

Thursday 28/4/22, 6pm - 8.30pm
Manufacturing employers, in-house HR teams and school careers advisers are invited to join members of Leeds Manufacturing Alliance and representatives from the LEP Schools Partnership team to find out more about opportunities to promote careers in manufacturing to school students. Participating in careers fairs and giving talks in schools, offering work experience or factory tours and working with school leadership teams to develop careers advice are just some of the ways you can get involved. Join us for this informal networking event and find out more.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Leeds City College, Printworks Campus Kitchen & bar Attendees Manufacturing employers and schools careers advisers Register to attend
‘Next Gen’ manufacturing leaders and rising stars
31 March 2022

‘Next Gen’ manufacturing leaders and rising stars

6pm – 8pm
This event is by invitation only for sponsors, participants and supporters of the 2022 Leeds Manufacturing Festival. The evening will include an awards ceremony recognising the achievements of the sector’s ‘next generation’ manufacturing leaders and rising stars.


Company Sound Leisure School / Location Sound Leisure, Sandleas Way, Crossgates, Leeds Attendees Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Leeds City College, E3 Recruitment, Saffery Champness, Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region LEP, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Ahead Partnership
Interview Day at UTC Leeds
30 March 2022

Interview Day at UTC Leeds

8.30am - 2.30pm
Open invitation to manufacturing and engineering employers to visit UTC Leeds, meet students and put them through their paces with live interview sessions. The college has an excellent track record in preparing its students for careers in technology and engineering so this is a great opportunity to meet, and perhaps recruit, the next generation and rising stars of manufacturing. Hospitality, including lunch, will be provided together with a networking event to close the day. For more information, contact: alex.berry@utcleeds.co.uk

Make UK


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location UTC Leeds, Sayner Road, Leeds LS10 1LA Attendees Manufacturing and engineering employers in Leeds Take Part
Careers Fair: Brigshaw High School
17 March 2022

Careers Fair: Brigshaw High School

4pm - 7pm
Join local manufacturing employers at this school careers fair to meet and talk to pupils, parents and teachers about what it’s like to work in manufacturing and answer their questions about the range of roles and career opportunities available.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Brigshaw High School, Brigshaw Lane, Allerton Bywater Attendees Sound Leisure, Leeds Welding Company, Daletech Electronics
Manufacturing careers showcase
16 March 2022

Manufacturing careers showcase

1pm - 4pm
This careers fair is for manufacturing employers to showcase their companies, meet students from the engineering faculty at Leeds City College, and highlight the wide range of roles and career opportunities available in manufacturing today.

The event includes break-out sessions on CVs, interview preparation and work readiness and concludes with careers panels for students and teaching staff.

If you're an employer and would like to take part, please contact: Faron.Convey@aheadpartnership.org.uk


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Leeds City College, Printworks Campus Attendees Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Leeds City College, Ahead Partnership Take Part
Online careers panel
16 March 2022

Online careers panel

8.50am - 9.35am
This interactive session will involve employers and apprentices from Leeds manufacturing firms answering questions from Year 9 Students at Allerton Grange High School, giving them the chance to find out first-hand what it’s like to work in a modern manufacturing environment. The session will highlight the diversity of manufacturing in Leeds and the range of career opportunities for young people working in the sector.

Chaired by Faron Convey, project manager at the Ahead Partnership, the session will be recorded with students from the school and then made available for schools across Leeds to download and use as a learning resource.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Online Attendees Manufacturing Alliance, Ahead Partnership, E3 Recruitment, Saffrey Champness, Allerton Grange High School
'T Level' Industry Placements
03 March 2022

'T Level' Industry Placements

8.30am - 10am
This event is an opportunity for employers and careers advisers in schools to find out more about ‘T Level’ qualifications which offer students a mixture of classroom learning plus ‘on-the-job’ training and experience gained through industry placements. Meet and talk to staff from Leeds City College, including Mitch Scott (Head of School of Engineering) and Gina Yates (Head of Careers, Work Experience and Progression) who are involved in setting up and delivering the qualifications in engineering and manufacturing from September 2022 and will be on hand to answer your questions about the qualifications.

Jamie Cater, Senior Policy Manager (Employment) at manufacturers’ organisation MAKE UK and Bhavina Bharkhada, Senior Campaigns and Skills Policy Manager, will join the event to provide their perspective on the role of T Levels in addressing the skills challenge for the sector.

Make UK


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Leeds City College, Printworks Campus Attendees Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Leeds City College, Make UK Register Here
Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2022
07 February 2022

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2022

2pm - 8pm
Join members of the Leeds Manufacturing Alliance on our exhibition stand at Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair (LARF 2022).

One of the biggest of its kind in the North of England, this event is part of National Apprenticeship Week and will offer employers the chance to meet and talk to young people about apprenticeships and opportunities for anyone starting out on a career in manufacturing.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds Attendees MPM, Daletech Electronics, AW Hainsworth, Sound Leisure, LBBC, Kirkstall Precision, E3 Recruitment, Saffery Champness, Leeds Manufacturing Alliance
2022 Launch Event
01 February 2022

2022 Launch Event

8.30am arrival for 9am start and 10.30am close
Join us at Leeds City College for the launch of LMF 2022

Join us at this event to learn how manufacturers, education providers and key decision-makers are addressing the challenges of recruitment, skills and workforce development.

Keynote speakers include Andrew Wright, executive chairman of leading textile manufacture AW Hainsworth. Andrew is deputy chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Business Economy & Innovation Committee and will be joined by a panel of manufacturing employers and industry experts.


Company Leeds Manufacturing Festival School / Location Leeds City College, Printworks Campus Attendees Manufacturers & Students Book Now