Announcing a new ‘Get into Work’ partner: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


2nd July 2021

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Connectr are delighted to announce our new partnership with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, who have joined our ‘Get into Work‘ initiative to actively support the young people disproportionately affected by the pandemic into work and succeed in their future career.

This unique partnership will expand and grow the employment prospects of diverse young people across the Bradford region, enhancing the services currently offered through SkillsHouse – a partnership of organisations led by City of Bradford Council that connect out-of-work residents to jobs and training opportunities. These organisations span education providers, voluntary service providers and employers.

City of Bradford Council are leveraging Connectr’s platform to provide their community with access to a wide range of digital mentors from a broad range of organisations and industries who will support individuals on their journey into employment on a referral basis.

Connectr’s technology will particularly support in providing equal employment opportunity to disadvantaged and underrepresented groups across Bradford.

Together, we’ll deliver real impact to the young people who need it most within the region through the following partners:

  • SkillsHouse network
  • Jobcentre Plus locations including Bradford East, Bradford West, Keighley and Shipley
  • Local Authority HR referrals
  • Incommunities
  • Shipley College and Keighley College
  • University of Bradford
  • Brathay
  • The Bright Project
  • Karmand Community Care
  • Granger Interlink
  • Impact Hub
  • Airedale Voluntary Drugs and Alcohol Agency

Our new partnership with City of Bradford Council will provide young jobseekers with the support they need to springboard into their future career. With a shared vision for levelling-up communities and positively changing the lives of young people, I’m thrilled to see the impact this partnership will bring.” – William Akerman, Founder & Managing Director, Connectr 

“We are excited to have Connectr on board as part of our Future Boost programme to support young adults in Bradford District into employment and training. Connectr’s technology will allow our young people to gain valuable mentoring and career support from people in business. Making real-world connections with people in business and industry can be incredibly powerful for young people. It can boost their confidence, raise aspirations and help them succeed. The online mentoring support complements the work being done through SkillsHouse and the other activities and programmes being delivered as part of our youth offer in Bradford.” – Councillor Imran Khan, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills, City of Bradford Council


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