Growing Talent Morley

A unique partnership between public and private sector organisations to deliver social value to the young people and local businesses in Morley as part of the Morley town deal.

Amplifying Youth Voice

Since September 2022, Growing Talent Morley has engaged young people local to Morley in a programme of activities that showcase the exciting career opportunities in the town and the regeneration projects that are planned as part of the Morley town deal.

The programme is designed to inspire and empower young people to feel included in the development of their local area. To date, Growing Talent Morley has included activities that empower young people to reflect on the changes in their area and put forward what they would like to see as part of the town’s redevelopment. In this way, young people have a say in the places and spaces they will use now and in the future.

This programme is aimed at:

Young people local to Morley in West Yorkshire


A year-long programme of activities for schools and colleges in Morley

  • 4,320 young people have been supported
  • 130 volunteers have taken part
  • 39 activities have taken place…and counting!

How does it work?

Growing Talent Morley is a collaborative programme of engagement with schools and young people that enhances awareness and interest in digital skills and careers linked to job opportunities in and around Morley.

We welcome businesses of all sizes and sectors with a presence in Morley to come together through collaborative activities, event sponsorship, volunteering opportunities or bespoke events to support young people in Morley and build a pipeline of talent in the local area.

Sponsored by

HM Government
Leeds City Council
Morley Town Deal
Growing Talent Morley
HM Government
Leeds City Council
Morley Town Deal
Growing Talent Morley


Enhancing your organisation’s skills, diversity, and social impact.

Social value is more important than ever to attract and retain talent, as well as building a talent pipeline for the future workforce. Growing Talent Morley can help your organisation achieve and evidence its social value goals.

Taking part in Growing Talent Morley helps your organisation:

  • 01. Address skills gaps in Morley
  • 02. Improve social mobility in the town
  • 03. Build and strengthen your talent pipeline and employer brand
  • 04. Provide opportunities for staff professional and personal development
  • 05. Demonstrate how you're actively addressing key social and economic challenges and adding social value

“We are delighted to continue over 15 years of investment in Morley by being part of this innovative and exciting programme. Together with Ahead Partnership and the other partners organisations who share our values of supporting the growth of a better Morley for everyone, Growing Talent Morley will help young people discover the breadth of careers and learning opportunities in the area as well as the importance of digital skills for the future of Morley. Together we can ensure that young people really understand and are invested in the improvements the Morley Town Deal will bring to their community and grow the talent we need for our local economy.”

Paul Beckett, Head of Development at Sterling Capitol

How can I get involved?

If you’d like to learn more about taking part in Growing Talent Morley, please contact us by completing the form for more information.


We welcome enquiries from employers with a presence in Morley, no matter the size or sector.


School and colleges in Morley, West Yorkshire may also use this form to express their interest in taking part.

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