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Apprenticeships diversity hub

 

Bristol is one of five cities in England to be chosen by national government to develop an Apprenticeships Diversity Hub. Our aim is to increase diversity amongst under-represented groups and those facing barriers to enter into an apprenticeship. 

We have a range of objectives to work towards by 2020 which include increasing apprenticeship starts amongst the following groups:

  • NEET young people – not in employment, education or training

  • Older, unemployed – age 55+

  • People from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds

  • Care leavers

  • People with disabilities or learning disabilities

  • Ex-offenders

  • Returners to work eg parent carers

  • 25% most deprived areas of Bristol

  • Women/men in underrepresented sectors eg women in construction

The project is led by Bristol City Council and supported by the National Apprenticeship Service and a range of local partners and is funded by West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

To find out more email: apprenticeships@bristol.gov.uk