Employment and Skills at Leeds City Council can provide free support to Leeds business in many ways through direct connection with our team, or by introducing you to colleagues throughout the council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority who can offer advice and guidance on grants and funding, which could provide assistance to your continuous business growth.
Over the last year we have worked with over 500 employers and helped recruit more than 3,000 people into jobs and apprenticeships.
The Employment & Skills Leeds team can provide support with:
Digital is one of our key sectors and we recognise that focusing on this sector will help us to drive growth and innovation across the economy.
Three pillars underpin our Best City Ambition, these are Health & Wellbeing, Inclusive Growth and Zero Carbon Ambitions; digital and tech will be a key driver of all of these priorities. As such, we need to ensure that businesses in the sector have the necessary skills and workforce to innovate, grow and contribute to our Best City Ambition.
A range of events and activities, facilitated by Employment & Skills Leeds and partners, have taken place across the year to promote digital skills and careers to a wide range of local residents and students, helping to increase a diverse workforce for local digital employers. These events include Leeds Tech Careers Launchpad sessions, University Student Insight events and Leeds Digital Careers Fair, and have all involved collaboration with a range of tech employers and training providers, which have been key to helping us demystify the world of tech and inspire more people to consider a role in the sector. The aim is to continue and expand on such events next year.
If you are interested in being involved as an event host, speaker or have an event of your own to promote, please visit our Employment & Skills Leeds website here.
With a team that boasts wide ranging experience in both the public and private sector, and was awarded the Leeds Digital Festival 2023 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion award, we are dedicated to offering our free service to you, for the benefit of your business.