Housing group axes Bradford training centre

25 August 2014

A housing association’s training and employment service which has served 9,300 young people across the Bradford district has closed due to worsening results.

The Accent Group has been delivering opportunities for trainees, mainly in construction, for more than 10 years. The association has said it is closing the service, which was linked to the Government’s Work Programme, because very few of its own residents have accessed it, and it was becoming more difficult to find permanent jobs or apprenticeship opportunities for those who did. The association struggled with the demands of training contracts, particularly regarding payment by results.

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