Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Bradford College won the Social Mobility Award, sponsored by the University of Bradford

A partnership set up to improve career opportunities in healthcare has won this year’s Bradford Means Business Social Mobility Award. 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Bradford College have been working together on their apprenticeship model.

Kelly McAllister, head of the Department for Apprenticeships and Business Development at Bradford College said: “Bradford College and Bradford Teaching Hospitals began this partnership six years ago, it was founded from a mutual desire to improve and increase the number of young people and adults entering meaningful employment with real progression and career opportunities.

"We have seen hundreds of individuals successfully complete apprenticeships across a number of professions including Healthcare Support, Business Administration and Management.

"Many have progressed on to higher level qualifications and secured employment and promotion within the trust.

“It is fantastic for all involved to be awarded with the social mobility trophy at this year’s Bradford Means Business Awards, we hope that it shines a light on the partnership and encourages employers to use their levy to design and deliver similar programmes.”