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Careers showcase brings manufacturing employers and would-be apprentices together

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Manufacturing firms from across Leeds were given the chance to meet future employees and would-be apprentices at a Manufacturing Careers Showcase at Leeds City College Printworks Campus on 16 March.

Organised by Ahead Partnership, on behalf of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, the event included a careers fair, break-out employability sessions and concluded with a careers panel for students and teaching staff.

Students aged 14-19 years old studying a range of courses at Leeds City College, UTC Leeds and the Ruth Gorse Academy took part in the activity where they could meet role models from the sector and find out more about the businesses employing in the city as well as the skills needed to succeed in modern day manufacturing.

Exhibitors at the event included Sulzer Pumps, Brandon Medical, Greyhound Box, Marton Mills, Daletech, MPM, Medasil, Leeds Welding Company, HWL Windows, Kirkstall Precision Engineering, Oilgear, CCL Stressing Systems, Saftronics and E3 Recruitment.   

Alice McEvoy, HR business partner at Sulzer Pumps said: “We really enjoyed the Manufacturing Careers Showcase. It was exciting to meet the future stars of manufacturing and engineering in Leeds, and to see them so keen to meet businesses in the industry. We were really impressed by the interest that they showed in working in the sector and we had some very well thought out questions about our business.”

Employability workshops at the event helped students explore their CVs, interview preparation and work readiness, and were hosted by Faron Convey from Ahead Partnership and Laura Rogers from sponsors E3 Recruitment.

Panellists for the Careers Panel Discussion were Amanda McLaren from AW Hainsworth, Corin Townsend from Sulzer Pumps, Mark Sherwood from Saffery Champness and Callum Good from E3 Recruitment.

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