Opportunity Sheffield Job Bulletin – 17 July

Every week, Opportunity Sheffield publishes a Job Bulletin featuring vacancies brokered by our in -house recruitment team. To view this week’s bulletin, download the PDF document below.

DWP: Coronavirus Touchbase special – 17 July 2020

Roundup of recent DWP announcements The UK transition The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. Information is available on GOV.UK setting out the actions businesses and individuals need to take to prepare for the end of the EU transition period on 31 December 2020….

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

By Sheffield City Council Sheffield City Council has opened applications for its Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme for a second time, giving more businesses who have not received any other support the opportunity to apply for grants between £1000 and £10,000, depending on the size of the business. The eligibility criteria of this scheme will also…

PeoplePlus Academy courses – July and August

Written by PeoplePlus Academy Thank you to everyone who referred clients for our first course that started this week, it’s been great to be back in centre and it’s been a real success. We are really pleased to announce that we will be running our first Security Routeway post lockdown. Security Routeway 29 July  –…

Claimant Count Briefing May 2020

The Claimant Count data series counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit and are required to seek work and be available for work it is the headline indicator of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed.   Claimant Count data for May 2020…

Safe return for Sheffield Skills Academy learners

Written by Sheffield Skills Academy Sheffield Skills Academy has completed their first cohort safely due to the social distancing measures we have put in place for our learners.   When learners leave Sheffield Skills Academy they have an up to date reference, CV and pictures of their practical work. Our Employment and Skills Manager then uses…

ILE launches a redundancy support package across Yorkshire

Written by Interserve Learning & Employment Interserve Learning & Employment (ILE) has launched a redundancy supportpackage to help people across Yorkshire who have been made jobless during theCOVID-19 pandemic. The free package on offer for unemployed people includes help writing CVs, learninghow to find a new job, access to training and support including maths and…

DWP: Plan for Jobs Special – 10 July 2020

Roundup of recent DWP announcements Plan for Jobs On Thursday 9 July, the Chancellor presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. During the Coronavirus pandemic DWP has provided a crucial safety net to record levels of claimants, ensuring our customers receive the support they need….

Employers can receive up to 7K for creating apprenticeship roles

Sheffield City Council is seeking local employers to recruit and train apprentices in 2020-21, with up to £7,000 in financial incentives available to organisations that recruit. Please see the following infographics for information on the funding available to employers, both from central government and Sheffield City Council.