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Education secretary Gavin Williamson backs “excellent” Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE has praised Bradford Manufacturing Weeks as an “excellent” initiative. Commenting as organisers confirm that more than double the number of manufacturers and schools are involved since the inaugural event in 2018, Mr Williamson said: “Following on from last year’s success, I know Bradford Manufacturing Weeks can go from strength to strength, with

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

Chemical industry doors opened to students

A Cross Hills business has celebrated Bradford Manufacturing Weeks by opening its doors to local students and giving them multi-department experience of working life in a chemical manufacturer. Airedale Chemical planned a work experience programme for students from Parkside School and Shipley College which spanned three days and each department of the company. As children moved around the business they

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

Students and businesses celebrate the start of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

More than 50 local students, businesses and dignitaries gathered in Bradford for a tour of a 38-acre manufacturing facility to kickstart a fortnight of events for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019. Attendees at water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, included 12 students from three schools – Dixons Allerton Academy, Parkside School and Appleton Academy – alongside MP Judith Cummins and Leeds

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Written on October 17, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education

Manufacturing apprenticeships the routes to top jobs, students told at skills event

More than 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. Taking place as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, the event saw a nine-strong panel of employers and apprentices from some of

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Written on October 7, 2019Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Education, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills

Live event will address region’s engineering and manufacturing skills shortage

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. Leeds Manufacturing Festival Live!, which takes place from 8.30-9.30am at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds on Friday 4 October, will see a ten-strong panel of bosses and apprentices from some of

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Written on October 3, 2019Marketing. Published in apprenticeships, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills & Education

Bradford Manufacturing Week announces official launch of this year’s initiative

Local manufacturers and schools are coming together once again for this year’s Bradford Manufacturing Weeks which is bringing 4,200 manufacturing experiences for students at over 60% of the district’s secondary schools. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks fortnight initiative begins on 7 October with a launch event hosted by Bradford-based water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, based in Low Moor. Business leaders, local

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Written on October 3, 2019Marketing. Published in Bradford, Education, Manufacturing

Leeds looks ahead to Manufacturing Festival highlights

Leeds Manufacturing Festival, set up to showcase the range of careers on offer across Leeds’ diverse manufacturing sector, moves up a gear from the beginning of October with a series of high profile events in the city. Kicking off with the Skills Yorkshire careers convention on 2-3 October, expected to be attended by thousands of young people, festival organisers aim

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Written on September 16, 2019Marketing. Published in Education, Leeds, Manufacturing, News, Skills

Engineering apprenticeships on display at Leeds Welding

A group of Leeds students has visited laser cutting and metal fabrication firm Leeds Welding Company as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, to see for themselves the careers and apprenticeships on offer in a modern engineering business. The festival includes a programme of events running up to October which showcase job and training opportunities available for young people with

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Written on June 20, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Members news, Skills, Skills & Education

Businesses invited to school careers networking event

Businesses are invited to attend the Primary Careers Conference and Networking Event, designed to help create links and showcase job opportunities in schools. The event will bring together primary school head teachers, education providers, businesses and employers, both local and national. Presentations will be held about why it is important to raise awareness and aspirations for careers which students have

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Written on February 26, 2019Emily Gibson. Published in Bradford, Education, News

GCSE Results: Chamber Reaction

GCSE Results – 23 Aug 2018 – West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Reaction “We welcome the news today that GCSE pass rates have risen overall.  The announcement that standards are increasing – and also that the gap between boys and girls is narrowing – is good news for employers, although this is, of course, not the only measurement

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Written on August 23, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Policy, Skills, Skills & Education, York