City launches Connecting Communities: Bridge to Success apprenticeship scheme

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City launches Connecting Communities: Bridge to Success apprenticeship scheme
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Youngsters are to be given a boost in finding employment as part of a new careers drive.

The Square Mile has launched a new employment scheme that aims to connect young people with jobs, work experience positions and apprenticeships in the City.

Connecting Communities: Bridge to Success, a City of London Corporation initiative, is open to applicants aged 18 and up and covers key employability skills including CV writing and interview workshops.

Candidates are assessed for their skills and experience and guided through application processes for suitable pathways to employment.

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Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Education Board, Caroline Haines, said that everyone should have access to employment and training.

Haines said: “As the City recovers from the pandemic, businesses large and small are actively looking for work-ready, motivated, and skilled people.

“We know the pandemic has affected many people’s job prospects and people may be unsure about what to do next.

“Our dedicated caseworkers will help you to build your confidence, overcome any barriers to employment and support you to decide which direction to take.”

Other than being 18 and over, participants must live in Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, or Westminster to be eligible for support.

Applicants must also not be working full time or in full-time education or training.

Find out more about the scheme by email on [email protected], by telephone on 020 3834 7507 or visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/connectingcommunities.

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