Future Boost - Support for 16-24 year olds

Telephone 01274 437373 or email futureboost@bradford.gov.uk

Are you aged 16 to 24 and out of work?  Has the pandemic made things more difficult for you to find opportunities?  We know the impact of COVID-19 has been especially hard on young people, and we want to help.

As a result, Bradford District has set out a commitment to its young adults to connect them to work and opportunities, and to offer support through a high quality careers and guidance service.  This exciting offer is called Future Boost and has different activities and opportunities available for you to choose from.

Our specially trained advisers can help you to decide which which activities are best for you, and they can support you to make an action plan. 

For more information about any of these opportunities, or to talk to an adviser, contact Future Boost on 01274 437373 or email futureboost@bradford.gov.uk


Included in the Future Boost offer are:


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My Kinda Future

"Connectr is really useful and I'm really enjoying using it. My mentor is helping me to complete an application for a job at Apple - the mentor has experience with Apple and knows their recruitment process so it's really helpful"

Online mentoring and career support from people in business, which can help you to consider your options and find work.

Includes mentors with different experiences and job roles that people can get advice from. The mentors will give you guidance on questions that you may not have answers to yet.

In order to access this you will need to contact your SkillsHouse work coach on 01274 437373 or skillshouse@bradford.gov.uk


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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service offers digital careers guidance, skills and interest tests online, where you can also find in-depth information on hundreds of different jobs.

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Bradford SkillsHouse

SkillsHouse has a number of advisers who are specially trained to work with young people, and can offer you support and advice about getting into work or training.  We can also direct you to people who can help with housing, money, health issues and more.  We have live vacancies for jobs, training courses and apprenticeships, and can help you to apply and prepare for interviews.  Email skillshouse@bradford.gov.uk to get in touch with an adviser and find the jobs page HERE.

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Emotional health and wellbeing support

A range of support with emotional health and wellbeing, including access to online counselling.  To find out more, visit the Youth in Mind website.


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Youth Service

The Youth Service will be offering an exciting programme of experiences and support, enabling you to Be Valued, Be Someone and Be Active.


Sporting Chances

A number of opportunities available, including a free leisure pass for all 16 to 19 year olds. There are new jobs available for young people to gain accredited learning and experience within the world of sport, contact kickstart@bradford.gov.uk, and also new Apprentice Youth Worker opportunities, details of which can be found on the Bradford Council job vacancies page.