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Barclays Connect with Work

Barclays Connect with Work is a fully-funded socially responsible employment programme in London, Liverpool and Bristol that supports individuals who have faced barriers to work, into a job or apprenticeship.

18+ | London | Bristol | Liverpool

The programme

  • Barclays Connect with Work is a fully-funded socially responsible employment programme that supports individuals who have faced barriers to work, into a job or apprenticeship.
  • The programme works on both sides of the recruitment process, providing support and advice for employers, and support and training for the employee. Support is maintained throughout the process and for up to 12 months in-work.
  • Catch22 is a strategic delivery partner on the Barclays Connect with Work programme in London, Liverpool and Bristol.

How it works

Receive training and supported entry into exciting jobs with big brand companies or fast growing start-ups.

Connect with Work is a programme delivered by Barclays and Catch22 which offers advice and guidance to help individuals get in to work. Many of the individuals we work with aren’t yet job ready so we offer a three week programme that is structured to provide further skills and advice as well as a qualification in Customer Service.

Workshops covering topics such as:

Problem solving and team building, communication skills and workplace confidence, and how to give a great interview. Mock interviews hosted by employers, work experience, celebration event, alumni programme. After the programme, we will put you forward for interviews that are a good match for you and we’ll provide you with up to six months of in-work coaching.

Connect with Work for employers

What we offer

Connect with Work operates on both sides of the recruitment process:

  • Identifying individuals who are struggling to get in to work, provide wrap-around support and training, secure a job interview, and continue to give support or any additional upskilling for the first 12 months of employment.
  • Building relationships with employers who want to hire individuals with diverse experiences and we fill their recruitment gaps with individuals that we train and support.

As a member of Connect with Work you can rely on Catch22 for support in a number of different ways:

  • Expert advice on how to recruit individuals who have faced barriers to work
  • Advice and guidance on designing an inclusive recruitment process
  • Pre-screened and prepared candidates for entry level roles
  • Additional training for any candidates you recruit
  • In-work support for any candidates you recruit
  • To have the final say on who you recruit for your business (there are no expectations to recruit anyone, you will always have the final say on recruitment decisions, we just ask for feedback

Get in touch

Employability Contact

Referral options for this service

You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client

Volunteer and placement opportunities

You can't volunteer for this service
You can't get a placement at this service