Retail academy gets Bradford working

AN academy set up to prepare unemployed Bradfordians for work at The Broadway has helped nearly 350 people land jobs.

The SkillsHouse retail academy started last June to give jobseekers the training and support they needed to land top jobs at the £260 million shopping centre, as well as other shops looking to recruit across the district.

As part of the scheme, three local colleges have been providing jobseekers with two-week courses in retail, hospitality and customer service.

Students have also been trained in customer service through the World Host programme, which was used to train the popular volunteers at the London 2012 Olympics.

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