As much as it would have been lovely to have switched off for the Bank Holiday last week on the Friday (26th May), that wasn’t the case for us!
Caroline attended the Absolute Apprenticeships (Leeds City Region) Training Provider’s Networking morning.
The Leeds City Region is the biggest city region economy in the country, with an annual output of £62.5bn. Generating 5% of England’s total economic output. Leeds has made its mark on the map as a Metropolitan hub for British business. However, more can be done to boost growth, productivity and business success. Absolute Apprenticeships provide local, impartial advice and support for Apprenticeships from start to finish with an extensive network of local training agencies and employers.
Their aim is to connect people and places across the Leeds City Region to improve opportunities and quality of life for local residents. From young people starting their career journey, employers seeking strong talent and schools keen to provide the best advice out there to their students, they’re here to support everyone. And this event was no exception!
Taking place at Wakefield College, the event provided us with the opportunity to meet some of the key people working on the Absolute Apprenticeship programme across the Leeds City Region, as well as other key partners in the region. They offer pre-apprenticeship training, showcase upcoming vacancies, as well as provide great opportunities for networking. The event was well received and we were grateful for the opportunity to attend to highlight the good work that we do.
This builds on and links to the work we announced in our April Newsletter. The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds LEP had reviewed different models associated with maximising the local employment opportunities associated with major capital schemes, and then informed us one of their recommendations will support the ‘organic growth’ of the Futureworks (Yorkshire) ‘YORfuture’ scheme.