ESF Pathways Programme seeks referrals; keyworker support and job-broking for unemployed and economically inactive in Sheffield

Opportunity Sheffield’s ESF Pathways Programme is now seeking referrals.

From 2019 to 2021, Sheffield City Council’s employment and skills service will deliver its Pathways to Progression and Pathways to Success projects through a range of employment support partners.

The service has commissioned a variety of organisations to provide keyworker support to help unemployed, long-term unemployed and economically inactive individuals towards and into the labour market.

About the projects

Pathways to Progression

Pathways to Progression supports individuals with multiple and often complex barriers to employment, including young people who are not in employment, education or training, and economically inactive adults.

Keyworkers: Big Ambitions, Sharrow Community Forum, SOAR, Yes2Ventures, Zest

Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success creates employment opportunities for people who face barriers to entry including advanced age, physical disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Keyworkers: Big Ambitions, Manor and Castle Development Trust, Reach, Sharrow Community Forum, Work Pays, Yes2Ventures

Behavioural Change

As part of the ESF Pathways programme, Opportunity Sheffield has commissioned four behavioural change programmes, accessible on a voluntary basis to ESF-eligible individuals who are registered with a Pathways to Success or Pathways to Progression keyworker.

Big Ambitions (Motivate Your Mind), Manor and Castle Development Trust (Aiming High), Sport Works (Nu Futures) and Yes2Ventures (Tell Me About It) will each deliver a series of behavioural change courses in Sheffield during 2019-20.

These programmes will be recruiting directly, but all individuals wishing to participate in the behavioural change programme must also be registered with a keyworker.

Further information

To find out more about the ESF Pathways Programme, contact or 0114 2296 168.