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1st September 2020

Beckfoot Upper Heaton and Manufacturing Week

Beckfoot Upper Heaton Assistant Head for Personal Development, Louise Morgan is working with Manufacturing to create crucial work opportunities for students. Read an excerpt from the Bradford Manufacturing article below. 

Organisers of Bradford’s annual manufacturing initiative are delighted by the response from schools wanting to “make up for lost time” and involve more pupils in this year’s online careers programme and Beckfoot Upper Heaton is one of them. 

Thirty five secondary schools – including 11 new schools – and 21 manufacturers have already registered for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020 which is substituting face to face events with online manufacturer tours, live employer Qs and As, Zoom apprentice panels and virtual life skills workshops from 5–16 October 2020.

Led by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Bradford Manufacturing Weeks introduces students to a career in manufacturing through work placements, manufacturer tours, work experience and life skills events. 

Delivered in partnership with Bradford-based school and career specialists Aspire-igen and with continued sponsorship and support from Barclays, E3 Recruitment, Naylor Wintersgill, Gordons LLP and Bradford Council, Bradford Manufacturing Weeks also aims to create more inspired, informed and ‘work ready’ applicants into the sector by giving pupils the chance to prepare for the workplace.

Pupils across all age groups from Bradford’s Beckfoot Upper Heaton school, part of the Beckfoot Trust, are joining the Bradford Manufacturing Weeks online events after Assistant Head for Personal Development, Louise Morgan, said the school wants students to have as many career experiences as possible – particularly after six months of home learning.

“We want to introduce as many experiences as we can for our students who have been at home for almost six months. Any introductions to the workplace are invaluable but of course, so much harder under the current Covid-19 restrictions,” said Louise, who is also a Teaching Ambassador for Bradford Teaching.

“We are delighted that the organisers are continuing with the event and our first experience of it could not come at a more significant moment. So many students have missed out on opportunities this year and now we really want to make up for lost time. Our young people will discover how exciting a career in manufacturing could be and it will help to give them a career to focus on through their school life – we can’t wait for it to get started and our students are raring to go,” she added.

Information on registering to take part in Bradford Manufacturing Weeks’ free online events from 5-16 October please see the website

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