Employment and Training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Pam Chahal-Royal on 01274 25 4704 or email Pam.Chahal-Royal@incommunities.co.uk
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.