Recruitment and developing your workforce

The Council’s Employment Leeds team has helped employers in Leeds to recruit hundreds of staff with a wide range of skills.

These include administration workers, retail and hospitality staff, construction and computer software specialists for large firms such as John Lewis, Asda and Tesco.

They also include warehouse and factory operatives for smaller businesses such as garment manufacturer Perry Uniform and construction services company Sovereign Air Movement.

Between April 2017 and September 2017 we helped over 200 businesses in Leeds to connect with local communities and recruit the skills they need. To view our progress you can view our Employment and Skills Report Infographic (JPG 461KB).

Recruitment made simple

Employment Leeds can 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 make a match between your needs and 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 social media and our network of community job shops. Your Employment Leeds adviser will also assist with screening candidates, shortlisting and interviews. We can also arrange open days and job fairs.

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. For more information and advice contact Leeds Apprenticeship Hub:

0113 247 5862

Developing your workforce

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership skills service provides support for training and workforce development for small and medium sized businesses.

Specialist advisers can help develop a training plan for your company and help identify suitable training providers to develop specialist skills or build management capacity and leadership.

Find out more about help available by visiting the LEP website.



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