A £10.5 million programme aimed at reversing the district’s unemployment woes is working, a new report says.

And the Leader of Bradford Council, Councillor David Green, said senior Labour figures had been taking a close interest in its success and could incorporate aspects into its national policies.

The Bradford district has the country’s eighth worst unemployment levels, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, although the number out of work is falling.

Bradford Council began its Get Bradford Working programme in June. In total it aims to provide 400 new temporary jobs, 500 apprenticeships and 300 work experience placements and create five new Industrial Centres of Excellence for teenagers.

A report looks into the effect the programme is having in Bradford East.

The report, which will go before the Bradford East Area Committee next week, said the programme showed “continued success”.

Coun Green said Get Bradford Working was proving such a success, it could form part of Labour’s national policies in future, as an alternative to the coalition Government’s Work Programme.

He said: “Certainly the Labour Party has been very interested in what works on the ground and we have had shadow ministers up here.”

Bradford East Area Committee will meet at 6pm tomorrow.