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Employment and Skills Leeds
8 - 12 February 2021

Live Meet And Greets

What are these sessions?

As close to a physical apprentice fair as is currently possible due to Coronavirus. Up to 15 different employers will be available for you to chat to in a virtual setting. Exhibitors will have a virtual table - you will be able to join any of these tables and ask a question. There are different employers each day to see and three chances per day to join a session. The sessions last for 1hr - stay for as long or as little as you like but make the most of it. There are limited tickets per session so please book early to secure your place. Remember these events are with real people - respect each other.

Technical Requirements

You will need a desktop or laptop - mobile phones won't work, sorry*. You will need to book a ticket - see schedule below. To book a ticket you will be asked for some details: name, age, postcode, ethnicity, gender - only your name will be displayed on the live event. You will need a good strong internet connection. To join a virtual table you will need to enable a microphone connection but not necessarily video. If you enable video - please make sure there is no personal information displayed on your screen. After booking a ticket you will be sent full guidance via email on how to access the live events and what to do. None of these sessions will be recorded. To find out more please consult the FAQ.

* If using an Android tablet you will need to have Chrome installed. Full details will be provided upon registration.


Book your free tickets before 1pm on the day. Before the event you should receive a confirmation email with details of how to connect.

Monday 8th February

Who's here: Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Appris, Askham Bryan College, Bethel Construction, Bradford College, Leeds Apprenticeship Hub, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building, Leeds Health & Care Academy, Covance, Eversheds Sutherland, Keighley College, PWC, RAF, Sheffield Hallam University, WSP, YMCA Training.

  • Session 1: 3.45-4.45pm

  • Session 2: 5.00-6.00pm

  • Session 3: 6.15-7.15pm

Tuesday 9th February

Who's here: Balfour Beatty, Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Transpennine Route Upgrade, HSBC, Leeds City College, QA, Leeds Apprenticeship Hub, BAM Nuttal, British Army, CEG, Channel 4, Gordons Solicitors, Harrogate College, Interserve Construction, KPMG, Loving Hospitality, Zenith.

  • Book Session 4: 3.45-4.45pm

  • Book Session 5: 5.00-6.00pm

  • Book Session 6: 6.15-7.15pm

Wednesday 10th February

Who's here: Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Transpennine Route Upgrade, CCS Media, Leeds Health & Care Academy, Leeds Apprenticehip Hub, Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge, BAM Nuttal, Engie, First Intuition, Kirk Newsholme Chartered Accountants, Leeds Hotels & Venues Association, College of Animal Welfare, Royal Navy

  • Book Session 7: 3.45-4.45pm

  • Book Session 8: 5.00-6.00pm

  • Book Session 9: 6.15-7.15pm

Thursday 11 February

Who's here: Balfour Beatty, Leeds Manufacturing Alliance, Transpennine Route Upgrade, Appris, Askham Bryan College, CCS Media, Leeds City College, Leeds Apprenticeship Hub, Blacks Solicitors, Kaplan, NLTG, Philips Hair Academy, Yorkshire College of Beauty, West Yorkshire Police, YPO, Leeds City Council

  1. Balfour Beatty banner

    Balfour Beatty
    Engineering, Construction, Planning & Built Environment

  2. Leeds Manufacturing Festival banner

    Leeds Manufacturing Festival
    Engineering & Manufacturing

  3. Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) banner

    Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU)
    Rail, Construction & Engineering