New online hub launches to help young people into work and training

Written by Sheffield City Council Inspire_SY has launched on social media platforms to share training, job and support opportunities from over 50 businesses and partner organisations in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council and the local Department for Work and Pensions found that fewer services are being delivered face to face and that young people need help…

Employer Expression of Interest Form for Kickstart Scheme

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network recently joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work. The government recently announced the £2bn Kickstart scheme that is designed to create hundreds…

Employer guidance for applying for Kickstart Scheme – Sheffield

KICKSTART SCHEME VIA SHEFFIELD PARTNERSHIP FOR JOBS AND SKILLS Why apply through this Consortium? “The Sheffield Partnership for Jobs and Skills” has been brought together to provide support to Businesses in Sheffield in a “joined up” effort to aid COVID-19 business recovery in regard local Employment and Skills. It is made up of: Sheffield Chamber…

Business organisations in Sheffield join forces with Council to help small businesses, social enterprises and charities access £2bn job creation fund

Written by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network have joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work. The government has recently announced the £2bn Kickstart…

Opportunity Sheffield Apprenticeship Bulletin – Fri 11 Sept

Sheffield City Council, as a Grade 2 Ofsted training provider, delivers a wide range of apprenticeships, both for internal services and local employers. We also offer a range of entry-level traineeships for candidates who can benefit from some extended work experience prior to applying for an apprenticeship. Latest vacancies are advertised in the Opportunity Sheffield…

SCC Youth services set to move in October

By Sheffield City Council Sheffield City Council will be running the services currently provided by Sheffield Futures ‘in-house’ once its contract with Sheffield Futures finishes at the end of September 2020. The move is part of the council strategic planning to run services internally where possible. Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:…

Expression of Interest now open to support Covid-19 funding needs for Volunteer, Community and Faith organisations

By Sheffield City Council Sheffield City Council announces the opening of an Expression of Interest fact finding exercise to gather Coronavirus funding needs from volunteer, community and faith sector organisations. The volunteer, community and faith sector has each made a vital contribution by supporting local communities during Covid-19 (coronavirus) and we are seeking details to make sure we know…

7 behavioural change programmes commissioned by Opportunity Sheffield for 2020-21

Opportunity Sheffield has commissioned seven new behavioural change programmes as part of its ESF Pathways employment support programme. Three pre-entry and four intervention courses will be delivered by partners across the city between October 2020 and December 2021. The pre-entry courses – designed for unemployed and economically inactive individuals who are at a distance from…

Number of people using Sheffield Council’s employability service has doubled since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

Written by By Molly Williams, Local Democracy Reporter, Sheffield Star The local authority runs employment programmes which help create job opportunities in the city for unemployed adults and equips job-seekers with skills. It said the service had seen a “huge swell” in interest and referrals since March with the number of participants being near double that of pre-Covid…

Business Sheffield FREE workshops, training and networking events

Written by Business Sheffield Business Sheffield is currently making support available via a series of online workshops, webinars and virtual one-to-one sessions to help keep supporting the development of businesses in Sheffield. Using video meeting platform Zoom, sessions are hosted by experienced business advisors and/or industry experts. Drop-In Sessions are normally one-to-one with attendees allocated…

Opportunity Sheffield partners with Green Tree Therapy

Opportunity Sheffield has partnered with a local therapy practitioner as part of the service’s behavioural change commissioning for 2020-21. Individuals receiving employment support on the ESF Pathways employment support programme can now be referred to Green Tree Therapy – founded by Alexandra Ashida – as a wraparound service. A range of funded services will be…

Self-referral routes for Opportunity Sheffield employment support

Over recent weeks and months, Opportunity Sheffield – the employment and skills service in Sheffield City Council – has seen a significant increase in the number of out-of-work individuals getting in touch seeking employment support. Should you come into contact with anyone who is interested in receiving support from Opportunity Sheffield’s apprenticeship or employment support…