Employers: could you offer work experience or employment to someone new to the UK?

We're seeking Yorkshire-based employers to help new migrants get employment and work experience. Connecting Opportunities participants have a variety of career backgrounds and experience, from mechanics to pharmacists to support workers.


Hear participants talk about how CO is helping them to pursue their work  aspirations:

- A year of success for Yorkshire refugees / William's story

- Yorkshire programme has changed newcomers' lives

It doesn’t matter if your organisation has little or no previous experience of working with migrants. Language doesn't have to be a barrier, as participants have access to English classes and our staff will be on hand to support you. We operate throughout West Yorkshire and in parts of North Yorkshire [Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York].

Benefits to you:

  • Access new talent.
  • Help migrants to integrate.
  • Provide valuable work experience and boost confidence.
  • Social responsibility in your community.
  • Gain a more diverse workforce with additional languages.

We will support you with:

  • A full induction.
  • Ongoing advice.
  • Sorting out documentation and confirming right to work.
  • Publicising your valuable contribution to the project.

Please get in touch with us to find out more:

To offer a work placement to migrants aged 16+

Contact The Children’s Society [Connecting Opportunities] on 0113 387 6410 or 07725 639 301.

To offer a work placement to migrants aged 22+

Contact the relevant partner organisation in your area:

Bradford or Craven
Horton Housing [Connecting Opportunities]
Phone 01274 753 352

Calderdale [including: Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and Hebden Bridge]
Kirklees [including: Batley, Dewsbury and Huddersfield]
Halifax Opportunities Trust  [Connecting Opportunities]
Phone 01422 347 392

Harrogate, Leeds, Selby or York
PATH Yorkshire [Connecting Opportunities]
Phone 0113 284 9848

Dominion Training [Connecting Opportunities]
Phone 01924 210 195

Leaflet for employers

Click here to download our Leaflet for employers [3 MB - pdf]




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Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.



Page last updated: 31/05/2020 11:49:30

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