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Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair


Monday 6th March 2017, 4-8pm, First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Clay Pit Lane, Leeds, LS2 8BY Leeds Apprenticeship hub are delighted to offer businesses a free stand at Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair 2017. Organised by Leeds Apprenticeship Hub and supported by Leeds BID, this event will highlight the many vacancies and training opportunities available through local employers and learning providers. This year

Written on 24th November 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News, Skills

Wetherby business engineers the skills for success


A LEP training grant has helped Lithos, an engineering firm based in Wetherby to grow their business through investing in their staff development. Through the LEP’s skills service they were able to gain access to support and funding for training. In the video below, staff discuss their experiences of the skills service and how this support has helped the company

Written on 2nd August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in News, Skills

Leeds Beckett launches Leeds Victoria Business Boost Competition


The Enterprise and Innovation Hub at Leeds Beckett University and Hammerson, the developers behind the Victoria Gate scheme, have partnered for an exciting business competition aimed at start-up businesses. The ‘Leeds Victoria Business Boost’ competition, which is offering the chance to win prize money of up to £2,000, plus expert advice and support, is open to all West Yorkshire-based businesses

Written on 14th June 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news, News, Skills

Leap Ahead throughout the Leap Year


Leap like a salmon are encouraging everyone to make the most of the extra 24 hours we have this year by focusing on their own development. They would like everyone to engage more with their personal and professional development. Founder and director, Karen Waite said: “We all have a full additional day this year and investing time on ‘you’ will

Written on 12th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news, Skills

Connect, engage and employ young talent

university of Leeds students, placements

The University of Leeds works with an ever growing number of regional businesses of all sizes. They help them to connect with, engage and employ their talented students and graduates which is why they are in the top 10 employer targeted universities in the UK. Their dedicated Employer Engagement and Work Placement teams provide a comprehensive portfolio of services to

Written on 10th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news, News, Skills

On secondment to Leeds UTC

On secondment to Leeds UTC

Chloe Holdsworth, Assistant Branch Manager, Leeds Building Society, tells us about life on her 12 month secondment with the Leeds University Technical College, due to open this September. How did the secondment come about? I was looking to further my career at Leeds Building Society. Having worked in the Branch Network for 5 ½ years I wanted to challenge myself

Written on 8th April 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, News, News1, Skills

Acas training calendar published


Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. They have just published their latest training events calendar which can be downloaded below. Acas training calendar For further guidance visit the Acas website on

Written on 17th March 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news, Skills

International design students set to leave their mark on Leeds buildings

GIDE image

From the 22nd to the 24th  February 2016 one hundred and twenty design students and academics from around the world will attempt to transform the doorways of six building in Leeds City Centre. They will gather at Leeds college of Art with staff and students from the College’s BA (Hons) Visual Communication for the annual Group for International Design Education (GIDE)

Written on 19th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Media, Members news, News, Skills