New City scheme helping Londoners into work launched

A new City of London programme offering Londoners jobs, work experience, and apprenticeships has begun.


The scheme, run by the City of London Corporation and called ‘Connecting Communities: Bridge to Success’, also offers people aged 18 and over skills training, traineeships, CV writing and interview workshops, and access to jobs in the Square Mile.


The City of London Corporation’s team of experienced staff works closely with the programme’s participants, assessing their skills and experience, identifying their needs, and supporting them step-by-step.


To take part in the scheme, participants must live in one of the following London boroughs: Camden, the City of London, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, or Westminster. Applicants must not be working full time or in full-time education or training.


Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Education Board, Caroline Haines, said:


Everyone should have access to employment and training.

“As the City recovers from the pandemic, businesses large and small are actively looking for work-ready, motivated, and skilled people.


“We know the pandemic has affected many people’s job prospects and people may be unsure about what to do next.


“Our dedicated caseworkers will help you to build your confidence, overcome any barriers to employment and support you to decide which direction to take.”


The City of London Corporation supports a strong economy that creates jobs for people from all backgrounds, enabling City businesses to compete globally and create lasting value for people across the UK.


To find out more about the scheme people can contact the Connecting Communities:  Bridge to Success Team by email on bridgetosuccess@cityoflondon.gov.uk or by telephone on 020 3834 7507 or visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/connectingcommunities

Funded by the European Social Fund, Connecting Communities is an education, training and employment programme supporting thousands of London’s adults into education, training, work and self-employment. 



Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK –  www.cityoflondon.gov.uk