Prime Minister backs inaugural manufacturing scheme

The Prime Minister has given her backing to a Bradford scheme promoting a future in manufacturing for young people.

Theresa May said Bradford Manufacturing Week is a “great opportunity” to showcase future job prospects and careers for young people across the area.

Organisers say more than 1,000 young people have signed up to more than 3,000 manufacturing experiences across the week including tours, work placements, work experiences, school talks and life skills workshops.

And the Prime Minister praised the efforts of those behind the project, which is running for the first time.

“I would like to wish everyone involved in Bradford Manufacturing Week good luck for the days ahead and congratulate Bradford Chamber of Commerce, as well as the sponsors and businesses taking part, for making it happen,” Mrs May said.

“Bradford Manufacturing Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate how our strong economy and modern Industrial Strategy is enabling business to thrive across all sectors, as well as enabling future generations to see the potential of a career in the manufacturing industry.”