9 targeted employment support projects commissioned on SCC’s ESF Pathways Ambition project

Nine new targeted employment support projects commissioned on SCC’s ESF Pathways Ambition project

Opportunity Sheffield, the Employment & Skills service in Sheffield City Council, has commissioned a series of targeted employment support projects to be delivered through its Ambition Programme, which supports unemployed and economically inactive people towards and into the labour market.

Bidders were invited to submit proposals to deliver a series of Outputs (engagements) and Results (progressions into employment or substantial Education/Training) between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022.

The successful bidders in this recent tender, and the targeted groups they will provide employment support to, are as follows:

18-24:  Element Society, Yes2Ventures

BAME:  Aspiring Communities Together, Firvale Community Hub, Sharrow Community Forum

Care leavers: Depaul

Ex-Offender:  Manor & Castle Development Trust

Homeless: Depaul

Lone Parent:  Manor & Castle Development Trust

These new Ambition (Pathways to Progression) projects will form part of Phase #3 of the wider ESF Pathways Programme, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund and Sheffield City Council.

The programme has been running since May 2019 and will continue until at least 31March 2022.