Employability Day 2022: A message from Laura Hayfield, Head of Employment & Skills at Sheffield City Council

Written by Laura Hayfield, Head of Employment & Skills at Opportunity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council Laura Hayfield, Head of Employment & Skills at Opportunity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council This year’s Employability Day falls as Sheffield is showing recovery from the pandemic – the employment rate has just surpassed the rate from before the pandemic and … Continue reading Employability Day 2022: A message from Laura Hayfield, Head of Employment & Skills at Sheffield City Council

Employability Day 2022: How Opportunity Sheffield’s Emily builds employability skills in schools

Written by Emily Hornblower, Apprenticeship Adviser, Opportunity Sheffield Emily Hornblower, IAG/Apprenticeship Adviser My name is Emily and I work for Sheffield City Council as an apprenticeship adviser within the Opportunity Sheffield team. I’ve been in this role now for around two and a half years, prior to which I was a primary school teacher, so … Continue reading Employability Day 2022: How Opportunity Sheffield’s Emily builds employability skills in schools

One week until the Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fair at Manor Lodge (Wed 15 June)

Looking for a job, career change or training prospect? Opportunity Sheffield will be hosting the next Sheffield's Working jobs fair of the year on Wednesday 15 June 10:30am-3pm at Sheffield Manor Lodge, 389 Manor Lane, S2 1UL. Meet local employers and providers including the NHS, Plusnet, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Trust. Discover new … Continue reading One week until the Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fair at Manor Lodge (Wed 15 June)

Sector Routeways Engineering & Manufacturing routeway seeks referrals for 4 July

Opportunity Sheffield is seeking referrals for its next Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Routeway which starts on Monday 4 July. The two-week programme, which leads to a two-week work experience placement for candidates, is available to unemployed and economically people in South Yorkshire who are eligible for European Social Fund support. Registration events will take place … Continue reading Sector Routeways Engineering & Manufacturing routeway seeks referrals for 4 July

SCC: Community events back and better than ever in Sheffield

Written by Sheffield City Council Sheffield’s exciting events calendar is back in full swing, with the city’s free community events attracting record numbers and showcasing the best in family entertainment. Last weekend saw the return of Weston Park May Fayre – delivered in association with the University of Sheffield – which saw more than 8,000 … Continue reading SCC: Community events back and better than ever in Sheffield

Advance training open days at Roshni & Somal Cafe in June

Opportunity Sheffield would like to draw your attention to two upcoming community engagement events organised by Advance Sheffield team, the Council's ESF-funded employee training programme. Two open days will take place at community locations next month, with a particular focus on upskilling female members of the Asian and Somali communities respectively. Attendees can find out … Continue reading Advance training open days at Roshni & Somal Cafe in June

150 participants (and counting!) receive ESF funded training through Advance Sheffield

Eight months into delivery, Opportunity Sheffield’s Advance training programme is in full swing. The European Social Fund supported scheme, which offers training opportunities to help employees progress their career, has actively engaged with 150 participants so far, with many more in the pipeline. Courses available We have seen some of our early participants achieve qualifications, … Continue reading 150 participants (and counting!) receive ESF funded training through Advance Sheffield