Future Talent Plan

Our plan has been created by the city and sets out our ambitions for Leeds. Make your pledge below.


Girl employment skills

Supporting our people and businesses to thrive

Aligning our city’s education and training infrastructure

We will prioritise investment in the skills of people in the city who need our support the most, helping them to get work or start a business in emerging and vital areas of the economy

We will encourage people who have been economically inactive back into the workplace

We will enable people in work to learn new skills, progress throughout their career, and be able to change jobs 

We will raise the bar on inclusive recruitment, better jobs, and healthy workplaces

We will use and strengthen our assets to maximise employment and skills opportunities harnessing our collective power to enable people and businesses to thrive

We will develop clear talent pipelines through promoting progression pathways and working together better as a city

We will support good quality careers education so that young people are informed, inspired and qualified to access jobs in the city

We will show young people that they can make a career here in Leeds and demonstrate the rich and diverse opportunities that the city has to offer

Sign up to the Future Talent Plan

  • Be part of a collaborative #teamleeds approach where organisations in our city commit to a better future for our people and businesses
  • Benefit from a city with a resilient labour force and strong talent pool

  • Find out what other organisations are doing and make connections

  • Get the opportunity to publish your organisation's ambitions in alignment with Leeds City Council

Are you ready to get involved?

Our partner organisation Leeds City College has signed up to the Future Talent Plan to ensure that people in Leeds thrive in the economy today and in the future


Scroll across to see the partners in the city who have signed up to the Future Talent Plan and committed actions which will help to deliver it, enabling our people and businesses to thrive over the short to medium term


Measuring Impact

We will collect data to measure the impact of Future Talent initiatives. For example, we will monitor engagement levels, whether they have supported people to improve their skillset, and gain employment or other opportunities.

A steering group is being set up to meet every 6 months to oversee the delivery of the Future Talent Plan, monitoring the city's progress in achieving the ambitions.

We will also draw on the cross-sectoral experience and expertise of our Inclusive Growth Partnership to engage with businesses and organisations about the plan. Click here to find out more about how to get involved.

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We will regularly collect labour market data and intelligence in collaboration with organisations across the city and region to measure the impact of actions. We want to see:

  • Higher employment rates and increased job creation, with people obtaining good work in key areas of the economy such as in digital
  • Less economic inactivity
  • Increased business start-up activity
  • Better, sustainable and more targeted skills
  • More training, apprenticeship and adult learning course uptake
  • Graduate and youth attraction and retention in the city