Manufacturing Sector Factsheet - National and Regional Overview


Leeds City Region is one of the largest centres for manufacturing in the UK with a large number of businesses involved in a diverse range of industries including specialised engineering, print, food and drink, chemicals and medical technology.

Nationally 52% of vacancies for skilled trades are hard to fill due to skills shortages – that’s why Apprenticeships are commonly used in this sector – filling skills gaps caused by retirement by allowing younger people to learn crucial skills from experienced staff before they leave.

Our Manufacturing Sector Factsheet gives a national and regional overview of the employment trends within the sector predicted over the next few years.

Leeds City College is a recognised centre of excellent in Engineering & Motor vehicle, offering not only the traditional range of courses for the local industry, but also a variety of specialised courses which are of regional and national importance. To find out more about Apprenticeships offered for this sector – contact us on 0113 386 1997 /