BRISTOL FUTURE TALENT PARTNERSHIP

About us

We are a collaboration of leading organisations who share the vision of making Bristol the fairest and most racially equal place to study and work in the UK.

Our mission is to end the longstanding multiple inequalities and underrepresentation faced by people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the City, particularly in education and employment.

Our approach is to work with young people to raise aspirations, remove barriers and provide talent with opportunity.

Young people around laptop

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The case for change

If you are from a Black African background, you are 5 times more likely to be unemployed in Bristol than if you were white.

Bristol is a great place to live. It is one of the top 10 cities in the UK and contributes over £15bn a year to the economy. It was the first city in the country to win the European Green Capital of the year award and has been listed by the Sunday Times as one of the Best Places to Live. In 2019 the BBC named Bristol as the best place to live outside London if you are under 26.

However, the positive life and work experience of the City is not shared by everyone.

Black and ethnic minorities in Bristol experience the 7th worse levels of multiple inequalities in England and Wales in education, employment, health and housing.

Bristol is also in the bottom quartile for employment inequality for Black and ethnic minorities with Black people in Bristol experiencing the 3rd highest level of educational inequality.

Tackling racial inequality is not only the right thing to do, with 16% of the population of Bristol from a Black or minority ethnic background there is a strong economic argument for doing so too.

Figures from Bristol a city divided? Ethnic Minority disadvantage in Education and Employment. Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity. Runnymede Report.

Join us

If you would like to see Bristol become a fairer and more racially equal place in education and employment join us today.

Organisations that are serious about changing the communities they live in step out of their comfort zone and take action.

We understand it’s not easy - it is easier to talk about it, make pledges and yet make no significant change.

Joining Bristol Future Talent Partnership you will find that by working with likeminded organisations across the City we can do more together than you can do alone.

You will learn from our collective experience and discover how your organisations can change for the better. Most importantly you will get to see the difference you can make in the lives of young people in the City and the impact this has on your staff and stakeholders.

We are currently working on a pilot programme modelling some of our initial thoughts on how we can raise aspirations, remove barriers and provide talent with opportunity.

Learning from our pilot will provide a framework for welcoming organisations that would like to join us in making Bristol a fairer and more racially equal place for everyone.

Contact us today to find out more.

Mohammed Saddiq

Our Partners

Contact us

If you would like to join us or find out more about what we do please email us.

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