How you can get involved and the benefits of taking part in Leeds Manufacturing Festival

Find out more about recruitment support, how to work with schools and colleges to promote your business to the next generation.

Nominate the rising stars and future manufacturing leaders in your team for the 2024 Leeds Manufacturing Festival ‘Next Gen’ awards.

Take part in school careers fairs, interview days and talks.

Take advantage of apprenticeships and the levy transfer scheme to offer training and development pathways for your workforce.

“I am excited to be a part of this festival which will allow us to show the young people of Leeds just how good it is to have a career in factories & companies like ours."

Ben Wilson / Managing Director MPM Ltd

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Careers in Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Leeds is incredibly diverse and offers opportunities at all levels, from the shop floor through to skilled technical, professional and managerial levels.

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This festival will enable schools and other groups interested in manufacturing to see for themselves what it is like day to day working in the sector and find out more about the exciting career opportunities that exist in manufacturing in Leeds.

SUPPORTING Manufacturers
  • Greyhound
  • Leeds Welding Company
  • MPM Bradford
  • Sound Leisure
  • Saftronics
  • AW Hainsworth
  • OPM Group
  • LBBC Technologies
  • Pland Stainless
  • Brandon Medical
  • Medasil
  • Northern Flags
  • Mpac Group
  • Sovereign Air Movement
  • Weidmann
  • Perry Uniform
  • Leeds Galvanising
  • Make UK
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • UTC Leeds
  • E3R Manufacturing Futures
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Bensons Panels
  • Kirkstall Precision
  • Technical Control Solutions
  • Ahead Partnership
  • School of Engineering

What will happen during the festival?

A series of virtual events will be delivered online and you can engage with students, young people and other manufacturers.

  • Virtual Factory Tours
  • Career Panel Discussions
  • Interactive Live Stream Events
  • Engage with the many manufacturers of Leeds
  • Connect your organisation with local schools and young people - your future team.
  • Share available opportunities for the next generation to attract your next apprentices.
  • Demonstrate the value and benefits of your business to the local neighbourhood and community.

What does it cost to take part?

  • Nothing financially, just some of your time and input.
  • You donate time to take part in virtual events and careers panels to support schools and connect with your next apprentices.
  • Any resources you are willing to share to help plan and facilitate online events to engage as many young people as possible.
  • After the events we will ask for your feedback and approximate number of those with whom you have engaged. 

Other benefits

  • Support your Corporate Social Responsibility commitments.
  • Connect with other proactive, forward thinking businesses.
  • Improve the profile of your business through LMF Marketing & PR.
  • Increase the reach of your business, manufacturing and the Leeds City Region.
  • Encourage support from the local community by showcasing the value of your business.