Welcome to Future Talent Leeds
The jobs, skills and business landscape in the city has altered dramatically in recent years with changes to national government policy, the extra powers we have achieved through devolution, Brexit and Covid-19 and we now need a skills and talent plan that is agile and works to support people and businesses across Leeds to thrive in the face of change.
As we look to the future and our offering as a city, we are starting a conversation to hear what individuals, businesses and organisations think and need to help us shape the Future Talent Plan.
We want the plan to be influenced, created, and owned by the city and be adaptable and resilient to change. By having your say and joining the conversation, we can successfully and collaboratively address issues such as unemployment, inclusion and diversity, digital skills and climate change whilst also ensuring we have in place the support and skills needed to thrive as a city as we emerge from Covid-19.
This conversation is open from Tuesday 7th September until Tuesday 28th September so please register here and we will send you your login details. Please remember to check your Junk folder if they don't arrive.
How it works
Our online conversation is similar to a traditional in-person workshop, but it’s more inclusive, accessible and transparent. We can also involve more people (not just those who can fit in a physical room), allowing us to hear from people across our City – everyone has a voice.
The Future Talent Leeds conversation is:
- anonymous – your name is not attached to anything you share;
- open to all;
- accessible from wherever you may be – on any computer, tablet or smartphone;
- available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at any time to suit you; and
- open for all to read, rate and comment on each other's ideas.
To nominate a friend or colleague to join this conversation, click here.
What you can expect
Citizens, business and third party organisations will be invited to take part in the Future Talent Leeds conversation. The conversation will be open from 7th - 28th September.
October and November
Clever Together will analyse the ideas, comments and votes from the conversation and identify the key themes. A validation conversation will be launched so we can check back with you that what we heard was correct. This will run for two weeks and the results will be analysed to ensure there is nothing wrong or missing.
Leeds City Council will use the outputs from the conversation to create a new Skills and Talent Plan for the city.