Future Boost

Are you aged 16 to 24 and out of work?  Has the pandemic made things harder for you to find opportunities?  We realise that the impact of the pandemic caused by COVID-19 has been particularly challenging for young adults.

As a result, Bradford District has set out a commitment to young adults in the district to connect them to work and opportunities, and to offer support.  This exciting youth offer is called Future Boost and consists of a number of activities and programmes all targeted at support for young adults aged 16 to 24. 

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Future Boost at futureboost@bradford.gov.uk.


Included in the Future Boost offer are:


Kickstart Scheme


Up to 2000 work paid work placements in all areas of work.  Each lasts 6 months and are 25 hours per week, leaving time to take advantage of the other activities available. For details of current available placements, visit the jobs, apprenticeships and Kickstart placements page.

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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

Work Experience

Do you want a work experience placement to develop your skills ready for the world of work?  The Future Boost Work Placement Programme is open to unemployed or vulnerable young people across the Bradford district aged 16-24 years.
We can organise a short work placement with a local employer, from a 2-3 day taster up to two weeks in a real work situation to develop your skills, offering you support along the way.  For more information, click HERE
To apply, download the Registration Form and return to xperience@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 SkillsHouseYouth

Offering support to get into work or training, advisers from Bradford SkillsHouseYouth can help young people to overcome any barriers they have such as housing, money, health issues and more.  See the SkillsHouseYouth website for more details.

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Digital Jobs Board and Training Courses

Click here to find live vacancies for jobs, training and apprenticeships.


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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.