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Children’s charity Barnardo’s launches new employment training centre

A children’s charity has launched a new employment training centre in Bradford.

Barnardo’s, which helps vulnerable children throughout the UK, will be providing a new employment, training, and skills service at its site in West Riding House, Cheapside.


The charity’s training service was previously known as the Allergrange Study Programme, which provided skills and training opportunities for young people aged 16 to 19.

The service was successful, helping over 80 per cent of participants to achieve accredited qualifications and helping over 100 people aged 18 to 24 to find full-time employment.

The charity now runs training programmes throughout the country, helping more than 5,000 people to find employment.


Discussing the new training facility, manager James Robinson said that it will boost the number of young people it helps to get back into full-time employment.

“The new larger city centre facility will mean we can increase the number of young people we work with – we're aiming for at least 220 a year to successfully move on to jobs or further education,” he said.

He urged young people aged 16 to 24 or those who are set to leave school this summer to get in touch with the charity and find out what opportunities are available to them.

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