Our labour market is changing, the policy landscape has shifted and we need to re-set our approach to supporting talent and skills in Leeds.
The impact of the EU exit has been intertwined with and masked by Covid-19, and we are adjusting to resulting changes in the labour force
The West Yorkshire Devolution Deal signed in 2020 has given the region new skills responsibilities and a Mayoral Fair Work Charter
National skills and training policy has reformed post-16 skills, including promoting the role of employers in the skills system, technical qualifications and flexible learning
What did you say in our public consultation?
In 2021, we held a public consultation where you told us about what we need to do as a city to be resilient in the next 3-5 years and into the long term.
"Often there is a lot of talent within workplaces which is overlooked. Many firms need to conduct a skills audit of their own staff. I think that many people are let down by poor leadership and management and investment needs to be made in ensuring people have the right skills for the position they are holding”
“Local employers and training providers working together to create fair paid, inspiring and flexible apprenticeships for people of all ages in our local communities, in sectors such as digital, care and green”
“How can we get to a true picture of the future talent landscape from a position of perception now? Some kind of mapping programme joining stakeholders from school phases through to employers with an emphasis on education as well as training would be insightful”