Job vacancy: Careers Adviser – Apprenticeships (Opportunity Sheffield)

Application closing date 10/10/2022

Location Sheffield

Salary Grade 6 (£26,975 – £30,984)

Package Temporary to 31/12/2023

Contractual hours 37

Job category/type Operational

Attachments Job Description – Apprenticeship Adviser.pdf


An exciting vacancy has arisen within the Employment and Skills team for a Careers Adviser to promote and support young people to gain apprenticeships. The Employment and Skills team branded Opportunity Sheffield provides support to individuals to develop their skills and to gain, maintain and progress in employment.

Apprenticeships have proven to be an excellent route for people to move up the career ladder with 85% staying in employment when they complete their apprenticeship and an ability to gain qualifications to degree level without having to get a loan. However too many parents, young people and teachers still don’t know enough about this option to give it serious consideration. This post, funded by the Apprenticeships, Skills and Knowledge (ASK) programme works with schools, students and their parents across Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham. The role is to provide information about apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels to groups of students through assemblies and group sessions, as well as providing one to one support for applications and CV writing. The post holder is also responsible for helping to organise our annual Apprenticeships: Be Inspired event. We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic about apprenticeships, has a good understanding of the options for young people at the end of Year 11 and can be supportive to young people who are considering their next steps. For further information on the role contact Laura Hayfield on or 07989152877

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

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