BRADFORD Manufacturing Weeks 2019 is now underway.

The two week-long initiative is led by the Bradford Chamber of Commerce and aims to introduce the district’s manufacturers to young people to help boost apprenticeship numbers and showcase the range of career opportunities in the sector.

It's now in its second year and will provide more than 4,000 manufacturing experiences for students at over 60 per cent of the district's secondary schools.

It kicked off with a launch event at Low Moor-based water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis. Bradford South MP Judith Cummins was in attendance.

She said: "I am proud to continue to support this initiative. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks has gone from strength to strength; now involving over 40 Bradford secondary schools and providing over 4000 manufacturing experiences for students.

"I know how much hard work has gone into organising these two weeks, and I want to congratulate the businesses, schools and students involved.”

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