A total of 32 registered and active manufacturers – including eight who are joining for the first time – are on board for this year’s showcase and planning is underway to deliver online and in-person activities to engage and inspire pupils from 45 of the district’s schools.
Led by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, which runs between October 4 and 15, introduces students to a career in manufacturing through work placements, manufacturer tours, work experience and life skills events.
Since 2018, the initiative has created more than 12,000 manufacturing experiences for Bradford pupils aged 14-18.
This year, a ‘task force’ of apprentices from across Bradford are taking part in events to ensure pupils experience a range of relatable and motivating experiences.
Marketing apprentice Madison Heigold, manufacturing apprentice Max Chadwick and HSE technician apprentice Lucy Sage (pictured) chatted with students and encouraged feedback to help the company’s final preparations.