HS2 to create huge jobs boost for Yorkshire

A new strategy has been launched that could see HS2 act as the catalyst for growth in Leeds City Region, with 300,000 jobs expected to be created adding a potential of £54billion to the region’s economic output.

The Leeds City Region’s HS2 Growth Strategy outlines exactly how the region will maximise on the arrival of HS2, through improved links within and beyond the City Region.

Of the 300,000 new jobs quoted within the strategy, 41,000 are from proposals set out in the plan, 5,000 are from construction and a further 40,000 from the broader economic impact of HS2.

The transformation of Leeds Station, the improvement of connections along major transport corridors across the Leeds City Region and the regeneration of key sites in Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, York and the Leeds South Bank are among the schemes which could be accelerated by HS2.

The strategy sets out plans to make the Leeds City Region an international centre of excellence in light and high speed rail skills and support supply chain companies in rail, transport, construction and engineering.

It includes the ambition to reach every pupil in the Leeds City Region to enthuse and excite the next generation of engineers, technicians and other professionals, attracting young people to the HS2 and transport infrastructure workforce in record numbers.

Cllr Keith Wakefield, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair, has commented: "The arrival of HS2 is about more than speeding up journeys and increasing rail capacity, important though that is. It will unlock new business opportunities, create high-skilled jobs, spur regeneration and attract investment."

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These partnerships allow us to operate as thought leaders within our specialist Engineering and Manufacturing division, whilst also providing us with unique insights into the industry.

Our Engineering and Manufacturing division is the largest regional team of its kind across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, and we are committed to helping you source the right candidate for the role.

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