SCC information webinars for National Apprenticeship Week

During the upcoming National Apprenticeship Week, which starts on Monday 8 February, Opportunity Sheffield is staging a series of online information sessions for people who may be interested in applying for an apprenticeship. The local webinar programme – led by Opportunity Sheffield’s IAG/Apprenticeship Adviser Emily Hornblower – complements the national events, which can also be…

Webcast details for Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil on Weds 27 Jan

On Holocaust Memorial Day we share the memory of millions who were murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today. The theme this year is ‘BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’ where there will be readings and reflections from the Lord Mayor, Leader of the…

Opportunity Sheffield: Covid service update

A quick service update from Opportunity Sheffield. With England moving back into lockdown as of Tuesday 5th January, the Council’s employment and skills service, and funded delivery partners, are suspending face-to-face delivery. Whilst this is not ideal, the majority of our programmes and services will continue to operate remotely via video conferencing, telephone and email….

Seasons Greetings (and a feedback form!) from Lifelong Learning

Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning team is seeking feedback on its InspireSY project, which is designed to create an online hub for information relating to youth employment across the city. The service would like to know your thoughts about its padlet, Opportunity hour and more. The feedback form can be accessed at the link below…

Agenda for Opportunity Sheffield Celebration Event

Wednesday 9 December 2020 (10am-2pm) On Wednesday 9 December, Opportunity Sheffield – the employment and skills service within Sheffield City Council – is hosting a citywide welfare-to-work recognition event. Anyone with an interest in employment support in Sheffield is invited to attend the event, which will feature guest speakers, breakout room discussions, reflections on 2020,…

Coronavirus – support for people facing redundancy

Written by Sheffield City Council Facing redundancy is a difficult time, both emotionally and financially. It can make you feel that you’re not in control of what’s happening to you. The current pandemic can make it even harder due to the uncertainty about when work and life will get back to normal. There are a…

Funding for Traineeships & Apprenticeships – OppShef factsheet

Opportunity Sheffield has published a new fact sheet for employers, highlighting the funding options available when recruiting a trainee and apprentice. Feel free to share this with employers you are working with or refer them to Opportunity Sheffield at apprenticeshipready@sheffield.gov.uk for further information.

Register for next Lifelong Learning next Digital Surgery on 17 Nov

Lifelong Learning’s next Digital Surgery will take place with Family Learning tutor Joanne Brady on Tuesday 17 November at 1pm. This is an information and advice session to help with computer-related difficulties individuals may be having. Register for the Digital Surgery If anyone wishes to attend the surgery they can book in by emailing digitalsupport@lifelonglearningandskills.org…

People Keeping Well – overview and framework partnerships

Written by People Keeping Well Are you looking for an activity or some support to help you keep healthy and well? Did you know help is at hand in your local community? We are a network of local organisations which can help you to: get fit and active through exercise sessions and health walks increase your confidence and…

One week to go for nominations for Opp Shef welfare to work awards

We’re still on the hunt for nominations for our 2020 employability awards, to be made at our upcoming recognition event on Wednesday 9 December (10am-1pm) on Zoom. Many thanks to those who have sent a submission in so far – we think it’s really important, this year in particular, that we celebrate the achievements of…

ESF Pathways Behavioural Change course brochure 2020-21

You can now download a brochure documenting the seven behavioural change courses commissioned by Opportunity Sheffield for 2020-21. The Council’s employment and skills service is offering three Pre-Entry and four Intervention courses, which you can read about below or by following the link.