Employment and Training

Work Clubs

Incommunities run free weekly Work Clubs to help residents into work and also access training.

These free drop-in sessions have been set up by the housing group’s Community Resilience
Team and cover:

  • sourcing local job sites
  • preparing CVs
  • completing job applications
  • learning basic computer skills


The work clubs take place as follows:

Every day:  09:00-03:00  Café West, Bradford   BD15 7PA
Every day:  09:00-16:00 Windhill Community Centre, Shipley   BD18 2NR
Weekdays:  09:00-17:00 The Life Centre, Bradford   BD4 6BU
Monday:  09:30-14:30 St Stephens, Bradford   BD5 7BH
Monday:  14:00-15:00 St Paul's Church   BD11 1LJ
Monday: 11:00-15:00 Landmark Centre    BD5 0NG
Monday:  12:30-15:00 Gateway Centre, Bradford   BD4 9QU
Monday: 10:00-12:00 Keith Thompson Centre, Keighley (Rainbow Centre)    BD22 6HE
Monday: 10:00-11:30 Rockwell Centre, Bradford    BD10 8DP
Tuesday: 10:00-12:00 Sandale Trust,  Buttershaw, Bradford  BD6 3UB
Tuesday: 10:00-12:00 Construction Training Centre at Hillam Road, Bradford   BD2 1QN
Wednesday:  10:00-12:00 The Old Bank, Queensbury   BD13 2PB
Wednesday: 12:00-03:00 St Martins Church, Bradford   BD9 6LL
Wednesday: 10:00-12:00 Sue Belcher Centre, Keighley     BD22 7AE
Thursday: 09:30-13:00  The Thornbury Centre   BD3 8JX
Thursday: 10:00-12:00 Hainworth Wood Community Centre, Keighley  BD21 5NG
Friday 00:00-00:00 Meridian Centre, Bradford  BD8 7LS


To find out more about the work clubs ring Tracy Tough on 01274 257788 or email tracy.tough@incommunities.co.uk or contact Pam Chahal-Royal on 01274 25 4704  or email Pam.Chahal-Royal@incommunities.co.uk


EOF Scheme

We also work with partners across the district to offer realist work experience to unemployed people through our EOF scheme. The Employment Opportunity Fund offers 6 month paid work placements which, in most cases, lead to sustainable employment. Since starting in 2013, over 1000 people have secured a job on the programme which offers experience in admin, community development and mixed manual roles.

To find out more contact our team on Employment.OpportunitiesFund@incommunities.co.uk


Sign up for a free skills course

Our Community Resilience Team run free English and maths courses that can help you into work and training and also improve your life.

Learning life changing skills

The training is very flexible and tailored to the needs of each learner.

You can choose to follow an accredited training pathway or come along to learn basic maths and English at your own pace.

Attendees can pursue a qualification (Level 1 and 2 NVQ) that can help them get a job or go to college and simply learn so they can help their children with their homework.

The sessions are open to anyone aged 16 and over and run by Nicki Woods, who has over 20 years’ experience teaching in the community.


Where is the training offered?

Café West, Allerton – Mondays, 9.30am -11.30am

Rockwell Centre, Thorpe Edge – Tuesdays, 9.30am – 11.30am

Holme Wood Connect, Holme Wood – Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm

Windhill Community Centre – Wed, 1pm – 3pm

Gateway Centre, Ravenscliffe – Thursday, 9.30am – 11.30am (English), 12.30pm – 2.30pm (Maths)

Sandale Centre, Woodside – Thurs, 3pm – 5.30pm.

What participants say about the training?

Casey (18) from Ravenscliffe goes along with her mum to a maths course at the Gateway Centre. She said: "I get one-to-one support when I go which is really helping me build my confidence.

"I didn’t do any exams at school but I am hoping to change that through this course."

Carla from Woodside attends maths and English classes at the Sandale Centre and said: "The classes are really helping me and I can fit them around my work in childcare.

"Nicki helps me every week to further my skills and get the qualifications I need to develop."

Ravenscliffe tenant Tracy attends maths and English classes and said: "I’m 44 years old and I want to improve my skills as things have changed since my school days! It also a great way to meet new friends."

Find out more?

If you would like to join one of our free courses simply pop along to one of our partner centres or for more information ring Nicki Woods on 01274 254739.