There are lots of opportunities to improve your skills and make yourself more employable.
Community learning in Leeds provides a wide range of courses at easily accessible venues across the city. Courses can be fun, lead to a qualification, or help you get back into work. You can learn new skills and build your confidence in anything from basic computing, French, family history, hairdressing and looking for jobs. We currently have more than 1000 courses available at over 200 venues. Please check with the relevant course providers listed below for further details on the type of courses they offer.
Leeds City Council job shops work in partnership with local businesses and partners to promote live job vacancies across the city and offer support and guidance to get people back into work.
Apprenticeships form part of the council’s recruitment strategy to employ more apprentices. These opportunities are advertised on the our website and across the city in Job Shops, Jobcentres, by Connexions and other external organisations.
National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP)
Each year we recruit graduates from this programme. For further details visit the NGDP website.
Positive Action Trainees (Path)
In partnership with Path Yorkshire we offer placements to enhance the employment opportunities for black and ethnic minority people. Further information is available on the Path Yorkshire website.
The Get IT Together project works with local groups to help people learn more about the internet, how it can be useful in everyday life and get people online. Further information can be found on the citizens online website.
Computer training is available which covers how to set up email and how to use the internet. This can lead on to more in depth sessions once you’ve mastered the basics. Contact your local library for details.
Leeds Pathways is a site for young people wanting more information on learning, training and employment opportunities.
Pathways to Construction is a project, funded by Leeds City Council in partnership with Leeds College of Building and a range of providers in the city, that aims to help people who are unemployed secure work experience and employment in the construction industry. The project offers a taster day in one of a range of construction related trades, employability sessions, work experience and on-going support to help find appropriate employment. To find out more or to book onto a taster day, please call 0113 222 6010 ext. 6501.
Leeds Music Centres
For young people interested in music please click on the external link.