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Recruitment and developing your workforce

Recruiting the right people with the right combination of skills and aptitude for the job is vital to the success of your business. The council’s Employment Leeds team has helped employers in Leeds to recruit hundreds of staff with a wide range of skills – from administration workers and computer software specialists for large firms such as Asda and Tesco, through to warehouse, kitchen and factory operatives for smaller businesses such as Perry Uniforms, Sovereign Air Movement and Exquisite Handmade Cakes.
Recruitment made simple
Employment Leeds will give you all the help you need to recruit the right people for your business, whether you’re new to the city or a company that’s already based here.
Getting to know and understand your business is the first stage in the process. An individual account manager will be assigned to match your needs with their knowledge of local communities, funding streams and skills providers.

They will help develop job descriptions and employee specifications, draft recruitment adverts and advertise vacancies through our network of job shops. Your Employment Leeds adviser will also assist with screening candidates, shortlisting and interviews.

Developing your workforce
Whether you need to develop specialist skills or build management capacity and leadership, we can help identify the right training provider to equip your company with the skills you need to build your business.

We build long-term partnerships with businesses and, where necessary, can work with colleges and other providers to develop bespoke training programmes to meet a company’s specific requirements.

Next generation skills
Investing in young people through apprenticeships is a great way to develop the skills your company needs for the future. More and more employers are realising the benefits that come from employing apprentices.

As well as giving young people an opportunity, the combination of on-the-job training and academic-based learning makes sure they are being equipped with the right skills to do the job from day one. Watch this short video on Apprenticeships – Delivering for Leeds and hear first-hand what employers have to say about the value that apprentices bring to their businesses.