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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.