Pay in Calderdale and Kirklees

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Gross weekly earnings for people living in Calderdale and Kirklees - median (middle)

 All female full-time workers living in:

Female pay 2016

 

 

 

 All male full-time workers living in:

Male pay 2016

 

 

 
Source: NOMIS Labour Market Profile December 2016.

 The UK Minimum Wage from April 2017:

  • 16 to 17 year olds* (and above school leaving age) is £4.05 an hour
  • 18 to 20 year olds is £5.60 an hour
  • 21 to 24 year olds and over is £7:05 an hour
  • 25 year olds and over is £7.50 an hour, the National Living Wage.

Apprentices* under 19 and apprentices aged 19 or over and in the first year of an apprenticeship get an apprentice National Minimum Wage of £3.50 an hour.

NB The next national minimum wage change will be in April 2018

Page updated April 2017

Work is changing ...

... and new jobs are appearing all the time 

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This may turn out to be untrue BUT what is true is ...

ALL job sectors are changing and jobs in them are changing too

New jobs are appearing and other jobs are going: 

Past Present Future Jobs 

More employers need people who are prepared to do some training to develop higher level skills, so many entry level jobs are apprenticeships or traineeships. There are fewer jobs without training.

It's important for you to:

  • be flexible and adaptable in work
  • have good levels of English, maths and IT - if you can, to at least level 2 (GCSE 9-4 or the old grades A*-C)
  • have good communication and other 'soft skills' - team working, organisational, time keeping, problem solving skills

It's important to keep your skills up to date and for you to learn new skills throughout your working life. Check out job profiles on the National Careers Service website

The number of jobs in the UK is increasing

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Technology isn't reducing the number of jobs but there are more part-time, temporary and 'zero hours' jobs

You will probably have more jobs in your life time due to changes in technology, society and the climate ...

 Sources: Department for Education, Leeds City Region

Page updated March 2017

Leeds City Region

Business and industry sectors important in the region

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Find out more, see the fact sheets on the Leeds City Region jobs intelligence website. 

Check out the job market in West Yorkshire -  view online Shape your future in West Yorkshire 2017/18 (17.8MB SWF)  or print (18MB PDF) and search for local vacancies

Between 2010 and 2015:

  • There were an extra 32,000 jobs in the Leeds City Region than there were in 2010, an increase of 2.5% - the Leeds City Region’s has the largest number of jobs outside London.
  • Manufacturing, and business and professional services employment grew. Employment in retail and wholesale, financial services and the public sector fell.
  • The number of firms increased by 15,000 firms.

Between 2015 and 2020, the following sectors are expected to see the number of people employed grow. Below the number of EXTRA jobs is shown below for the top eight sectors:

  • Manufacturing - 24,190
  • Transport and storage - 14,590
  • Public services - 11,400
  • Professional and other private services - 9,780
  • Wholesael and retail - 6,040
  • Accomodation, food services and recreation - 3,250
  • Finanace and insurance - 600
  • Construction - 280

ALL sectors will have job vacancies

Regional Economic Intelligence Unit 2015

Yorkshire's fastest 50 growing companies, 2016.

Page updated April 2016

 Sources: Leeds City Region

Don't have many skills?

Everyone has some skills

... you just need help to find out what yours are

Our advisers can help you find ways of identifying your skills and learning more, such as:


Local volunteer job examples:



Hospital volunteer
Bricklaying volunteer
Catering assistant
Clinic administrator volunteer
Conservation volunteer
Gardening volunteer
Shop assistant
Theatre volunteer
Youth club volunteer
 

If you've left school or college and think you don't have many skills, you can try the following at a local training centre:

Admin Art Cooking Childcare
Construction Dry stone walling First aid Gardening
Hair & beauty IT Music/DJ Photography
Radio Retail sales Sports leadership Woodworking skills
You can:
- improve your maths and English too
- and if you want, learn to run your own business

Page updated October 2016

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
C & K Careers Ltd
78 John William Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1EH

T: 01484 225500
F: 08724 464511
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