Jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure hosted a visit to its Leeds factory by 24 members of Sherburn-in-Elmet Rotary Club and managing director Chris Black took advantage of the opportunity to highlight the wide range of skills and opportunities careers in manufacturing present.
Rotary Clubs across Leeds are actively involved in promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and maths to school students and recently staged a Rotary Technology Tournament at the John Charles Centre, with 15 schools, 36 teams and 150 students taking part.
Chris welcomed the guests from the Rotary Club with a talk about the history of the company, which celebrated its 40th year in business earlier this year. The talk was followed by a tour of the factory, offering an insight into how jukeboxes are made and the diverse range of jobs and skill sets needed to produce the machines.
Guests included a number of retired engineers, some of whom previously worked at the former Vickers tank factory located just across the road from Sound Leisure’s premises in Crossgates.
Chris also spoke about manufacturing in Leeds and how Sound Leisure has got involved with the Leeds Manufacturing Festival to promote the sector as a vibrant and exciting career choice to the next generation of students.
Douglas Robinson from the Rotary Club produced a visit report. You can read this report here.
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