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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].





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



Page last updated: 03/05/2019 10:38:55

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Refer yourself or someone else

Or phone:
0113 3788 700
Connecting Opportunities is still running and is open to new referrals during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak. All services for participants are being offered remotely.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any new referrals for clients aged 22 or over in the Calderdale and Kirklees areas. We hope that this will be resolved soon and will provide a further update by the end of April 2020.