Future Proof Assembly: West Yorkshire

August 11 2016

Timing: 09:30 – 13:30

Date:Wednesday 9thNovember

Location: ASDA MCE, Old Carlsberg Bottling Plant, Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ


987,300 Employees: 70,740 Businesses: 15.5% youth unemployment


Post Brexit, it’s now more important than ever that local labour markets are resilient and skilled enough to meet the changing needs of businesses and communities. Despite employment rates increasing, West Yorkshire’s youth unemployment remains stubbornly high at 15.5%.

On November 9th at Asda MCE, Business in the Community, supported by the City & Guilds Group, will bring together business delegates and key local stakeholders to create new guidance for employing young people in Greater Manchester. Our event will help you to access a more diverse future talent pool by connecting your workforce planning with a young person’s pathway to employment.  

As a Future Proof Assembly delegate you will have the opportunity to: 

  1. Hear from the some of the city’s leading employers on Yorkshire's employment landscape

  2. Find out the key insights from our latest research reviewing online recruitment websites to help build your employer brand

  3. Network with employers across the region to share best practice for attracting, recruiting and retaining future talent.

  4. Access practical advice on how you can make your own recruitment process and employment policies more youth friendly.


Please contact Hannah Chui on hannah.chui@bitc.org.ukto express your interest in attending the Future Proof Assembly: West Yorkshire. This is a free event.


We would also encourage you to share this invitation with companies in your supply chain who operate in West Yorkshire. Our event is designed to bring together local businesses of all sizes to explore the challenges and opportunities of employing young people in West Yorkshire.