Bradford Pathways aims to transform the skills and employment infrastructure. It will to prepare young people for the changing business and economic needs and support them into a wide range of high-wage, high-skills and high-demand careers in sectors that are important to the economy of Bradford and the region.

Central to this transformation is the Offer to Young People, which includes a minimum of 100 hours of experience in the world of work, throughout their learner journey.

Schools have a key role in in delivering this offer to our young people, alongside:

  • Embedding the Pathway Essentials (core 21st century skills), and Career Awareness, Career Exploration and Career Preparation activities, into the relevant stages of the curriculum.
  • Promoting Bradford Pathways to young people and their parents/carers.
  • Supporting young people to progress through personalised learning and to achieve positive outcomes evidenced through the individual learning plans.
  • Working in partnership with employers, learning, careers and enterprise providers to support young people in their pathways.

Through Bradford Pathways we will work with schools to facilitate support to deliver this offer and also enable them to also fulfil their legal obligations to ensure that pupils have access to independent and impartial careers guidance that both inspires them and raises their aspirations.

Schools that wish to participate in Bradford Pathways should contact us here.

We will then work with you in the following way:

1: Set the scene

We will work with you to:

  1. Establish the school(s)’ existing approach and starting point.
  2. Introduce the Learner Journey.
  3. Map existing activities against the Learner Journey.

2: Agreeing the Activities

Agreeing the Activities – we will work with you to:

  1. Agree overall strategy.
  2. Identify the typical activities that you may wish to undertake.
  3. Agree how the activities can be delivered, and by whom.

3: Delivering the activities

We will work with you to:

  1. Plan for the activities.
  2. Identify potential providers/ employers.
  3. Broker the support from employers as needed.
  4. Introduce the employers.
  5. Provide support resources.

4: Assess and Promote Successful Delivery

We will work with you to:

  1. Identify and agree performance and impact measures for the overall strategy, and individual activities, evidencing the value and benefits of any investment.
  2. Promote the successes, encouraging further pupil, parental and employer involvement.

5: Feedback

We will work with you to:

  1. Collect feedback, good practice and progress and impact data, to support continued development and improvements to Bradford Pathways and our ways of working.