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Apprenticeships in the spotlight for Leeds students as manufacturers join forces

Apprentices and their employers from across Leeds are taking part in a virtual careers panel event this week, as part of Leeds #Manufacturing Festival. The event will showcase to an audience of young people the wide range of apprenticeships available in the city’s manufacturing industry, which employs almost 30,000 people across more than 1,600 businesses in Leeds. Students from the city’s Mount St Mary’s High School will take part in the live event on 28 January, with a free recording available for schools and colleges to use in National Apprenticeship Week, from 8-14 February.

Leeds Manufacturing Festival announce sponsors backing manufacturing careers initiative

Organisers of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, launched this month to showcase the 1,600 manufacturing businesses in the city as a positive career choice for young people, have announced the line-up of sponsors backing this year’s initiative.

Festival to showcase Leeds manufacturing careers in sector ‘hungry for talent’

The Leeds Manufacturing Festival launches next week with a programme of online events designed to connect young people at schools and colleges across the city with some of Leeds’ most innovative and inspiring manufacturing businesses.

Four Derby schools in line for building improvements as academy trust secures £2.5m funding

Odyssey Collaborative Trust, which runs six primary schools in Derby, has won bids to secure £2.5m of funding to carry put major improvement works to school buildings under the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme. Beaufort, Asterdale and Cherry Tree Hill schools will all undergo re-roofing projects under the scheme, while Springfield School will have new windows installed and Asterdale School will also receive a new boiler.

Building improvements confirmed for 76 schools as Eddisons secures £30m capital funding

Property consultant @Eddisons has secured £30m to improve buildings at 76 academy schools across the UK under the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme.

MMU scholarships to champion women achieving senior roles in sport

@ManMetUni renowned Masters of Sport Directorship (MSD) course is continuing to champion women’s progression to the top jobs in sport with the launch of a £9,000 women’s scholarship programme for the next intake of the course in September. The award is aimed at nurturing strong female talent in UK sport and has been extended for a fourth year.

Technology partnership with Reading University set to maximise academic performance

Data analytics software created by developer @Panintelligence is playing a central role in a major new initiative by @UniofReading aimed at empowering students and helping them to maximise their own academic performance.

Students told 'manufacturing apprenticeships the route to top jobs'

Over 1,000 Leeds students from 40 schools joined online with an audience of young people at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds last week to receive first-hand advice on working in the city’s diverse manufacturing sector.

Live event will see students’ questions on engineering and manufacturing careers answered

Manufacturing employers and young people from across Leeds will come together at a live event this week to address the chronic skills shortage facing the manufacturing sector.

Jukebox manufacturer launches apprenticeship scheme with two new hires

Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure has launched a new apprenticeship scheme with the appointment of its first two apprentices. The 16-year-old recruits will help to ensure the continuity of the specialised craftsmanship and artisan skills that are essential to the business’ future.

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