28 May 2019

Employers add voices to city’s manufacturing festival

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Leeds Welding Company is the latest employer to sign up for the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, which aims to forge closer relationships between the city’s manufacturers and local schools to help attract the next generation into industry.

To date, more than 40 employers and dozens of schools have pledged to get involved in the festival which sees a programme of events taking place in the coming months, including school factory visits, factory tours, work placements and open days for potential apprentices and their parents.

The festival reaches its finale in October with a showcase event taking place at Leeds Civic Hall, to raise the profile of the city’s diverse and highly innovative manufacturing sector and the wide ranging career opportunities that exist in modern manufacturing.

Sponsors RSM, Womble Bond Dickinson, The Works Recruitment and Leeds City College will also be hosting events to support the festival and raise the profile of manufacturing.

Richard Eaglen, managing director of Leeds Welding Company said: “"We are delighted once again to be adding our voice to the Leeds Manufacturing Festival. Leeds is a vibrant area with so many opportunities for careers, that seem to be kept under wraps.

We need to be getting the message out there to our young people to show them just how they can stay in Leeds and become a part of an innovative manufacturing future."

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Photo: Richard Eaglen, managing director of Leeds Welding Company

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