The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is made up of Local Authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
Our region is the economic and geographic heart of Yorkshire and an essential component of the Northern Powerhouse. We have a population of over 2.3 million people and are the UK's largest economic area outside London.
In 2021 Tracy Brabin was elected the first ever Mayor of West Yorkshire.
Why work in West Yorkshire?
West Yorkshire is home to some of the UK's leading industries and is an international leader in digital technology, healthcare innovation and advanced manufacturing and engineering.
It's a job-seeker's market in West Yorkshire, with a record level of vacancies across the region in a range of sectors in 2022, including hospitality, construction and manufacturing.
Our strong road, rail and air links to the rest of the country and beyond mean we're ideally placed for trade and business. We're also home to the largest cluster of higher education instituions outside London, with globally-tanked universities training the skilled graduates of tomorrow.
As part of the Labour Market Information (LMI) support on FutureGoals there have been resources created to use in schools to help young people.
These resources should help young people understand more about the area they live in, they include information about each West Yorkshire district such as, top jobs in each area, skills linked to subjects as well as different jobs, average salaries and quick wins in the classroom for linking LMI to core subjects.
West Yorkshire's Labour Market
Whether you're interested in changing jobs, gaining new skills or preparing for your future career, understanding local labour market information is a great way to start.
Find out about which sectors are predicted to grow, where the vacancies are and what skills you need to meet demand in your local area.