Bradford Vibe

The Bradford Youth Hub is your support hub.

To help you through these difficult and uncertain times, the Youth Hub has many services available, ranging from employment support, training opportunities and money advice, delivered in a safe and virtual setting…

We offer services in the following key areas:

Confidential 1-2-1 – appointments using MS Teams  

CV writing 

Virtual Job Fairs  

Supported Job Search   

Interview Skills & Tips   

Individual Action Plans  

Functional Skills Digital Employability  

Sector specific, accredited training, incl:  

Health & Social Care   

ITQ (Computer courses) 

Employability skills 

FreshStart Study Programme 

In-work retraining support  

Direct link with Adult Education to help co-create courses for customers  

Confidential 1-2-1 appointments using MS Teams  

Confidence with budgets 

Being a Good Tenant  

Job Club 

Skills house support  

SWAP Sector based work academy programmes  

Direct access to vacancies  

Apprenticeships/Traineeships  

19+ employability, personal and social development programme

Personal Social Development Award/Certificate accreditation supports your growing independence in preparation for adulthood. You will build a portfolio of work, including photos and witness statements from your workplace. Plus, Lifeskills activities which evidence your learning and skills. Units include:

– Job readiness and post school options

– Further education and training pathways

– Moving out of home, catching transport

– Money and budgeting

– Community activities, leisure and recreation

– Personal hygiene and grooming

– Relationships and dating

– Social media

– Staying safe

– Improve your online searching skills

– Live digital job skills and vacancies everyday

– Learn how employers find your application first

– Potential employer interviews available to all learners

Free workshops

In addition to our flexible ‘at your own pace’ courses we now offer group full day workshops at various locations, which include free refreshments. We offer workshops on updating your cv through to gaining a nationally recognized qualification. *subject to benefit criteria.*

Workshops include: IT for beginners, Functional skills for Maths, English and Entry level IT, ITQ Level 1 and 2.

Two mornings a week from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

Location: Bradford college, ALC City Park (under the library)

Referral info: community@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

We are offering a pre-apprenticeship course starting June to support you on the path towards an exciting summer placement and work.

Alongside the practical work, you will also complete a personal development project and gain valuable skills to help you gain employment, including team work, team leading English and Maths.

Monday: mentoring at Bradford Vibe

Tuesday: Functional skills at leap

Wednesday: employability 10am to 2:30pm at Bradford Vibe

Thursday: 12:00 – 2pm life skills

Friday: functional skills at leap.

Are you thinking about returning to work or going to college? Are you 16+ and looking to get your initial award? Join today!

Free courses include:

– Early Education and Childcare

– Introduction to Health and Social Care

All new students completing an initial award will be offered a place to study this September.

This programme consists of:

– Level 1 Award in a Construction Trade (bricklaying, carpentry, joinery or plastering)

– Digital and employability skills

– Functional skills Maths and English targeted to Construction Industries.

This 8 week progression pathway is for 16-18 year olds who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET). Young people can join the course throughout the year as we have various start dates.

The pathway leads to further learning at college or apprenticeship options on successful completion of Maths and English.

Contact/referrals: community@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

This programme consists of:

– Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Trades

– Digital and employability skills

– Functional skills Maths and English targeted to Auto Industries.

This 8 week progression pathway is for 16-18 year olds who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET). Young people can join the course throughout the year as we have various start dates.

The pathway leads to further learning at college or apprenticeship options on successful completion of Maths and English.

Contact/referrals: community@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

A free programme for 16-25 year olds wanting to get into education, employment or training.

Our programme will provide opportunities for you to:

– Develop your confidence

– Be creative and learn about upcycling

– Experience working as part of a team and on your own

– Work towards a qualification

– Experience the outdoors, enjoy and learn about the environment

– Think about what you might like to do next.

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Available to all claiming Universal Credit.

This opportunity has been designed to give you everything you need to start your career at McDonald’s in Bradford and Leeds. This is an intensive course which will be done over the period of 5 days per week for 2 weeks. Ask your JobCentre work coach to refer you.

The format:

– Ask your work coach to refer you.

– Join the course for 2 weeks.

– Achieve your Level 2 Food Safety qualification and your Level 1 Award in Preparation to Work in the Hospitality Industry.

– Take part in Employability Skills which includes teamwork and interview skills to prepare you for the next step.

– After successfully completing the 2 week programme, you will have the opportunity to have a guaranteed interview.

Location: The course is delivered at Forster College in Bradford College’s Little Germany Building.

Contact/referrals: community@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Please email vibe@forster.ac.uk to register for the events below:

Monday 10 – 2

Employability Hub

 CV workshops – presentation skills – searching for a job – Teambuilding – Citizenship – work skills –

Tuesday 10 – 2

IT and Functional skills Hub

Digital Employability ITQs

Functional skills Maths and English

Wednesday 10 – 2

PSD Hub

Skills qualities and attitudes for learning and work – Tenancy – self advocacy

Resilience and dealing with problems in daily life – Budgeting – cooking

Thursday 10 – 2

Sector skills Hub

Vocational tasters – Work experience – Alternatives to paid employment

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