Opportunity Sheffield to run virtual Apprenticeships: Be Inspired event; 15-17 June

Opportunity Sheffield’s schools’ apprenticeship careers fair is moving online in 2021, with a series of virtual employer panels to take place between 15 and 17 June. School pupils, teachers, parents and guardians will be able to hear from employers from across a wide range of industries to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities, upcoming vacancies and…

Job vacancy: Apprentice Service Support and Marketing Officer (Opportunity Sheffield)

Opportunity Sheffield has an exciting vacancy for a creative and committed young person to undertake a Level 3 Marketing Apprenticeship while providing project support and marketing assistance for Sheffield City Council’s employment support programmes. Job details Salary: Apprentice Location: Sheffield Contract Type: Temporary until 31 March 2023 Hours Per Week: 37 Service: Education and Skills Closing Date: 17 May 2021 Date…

Job vacancy: Senior Project Officer – ESF Pathways (Sheffield City Council)

Job details Salary: Grade 7 (£31,346 – £34,728) Location: Sheffield Contract Type: Temporary to 31 March 2022 Hours Per Week: 37 Service: People Closing Date: 6 May 2021 Date Posted: 19 April 2021 Reference: 900698 This is a great opportunity to join the core project team that manages the ESF (European Social Fund) funded Pathways projects. Opportunity Sheffield, Sheffield Council’s employment and skills…

The Building Block construction training programme to continue into third year

Sheffield City Council’s construction training programme The Building Block will operate for a third year, with funding secured to allow the continuation of the project. Hundreds of people have been supported into construction employment through the programme during its first two years, supported by CITB’s Construction Skills Fund. From April 2021, The Building Block will…

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…

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….

A review of Opportunity Sheffield’s Welfare to Work Recognition Event on Weds 9 Dec

With the intention of highlighting some of the positives to emerge from a challenging year, Opportunity Sheffield organised a welfare-to-work recognition event on Wednesday 9th December. Sheffield City Council’s employment and skills service invited partners and other employability stakeholders from across the city to join the online discussion and celebration event via Zoom. Almost 90…

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,…

39 new council apprentices set to learn a trade

Written by Sheffield City Council To create more opportunities for local young people, 39 new apprentices have joined Sheffield City Council this week, bringing our total number of apprentices up to nearly 100. Ranging from age 16 to 21, male and female, our apprentices will learn a trade on the job, to become electricians, gas…

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…