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….

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,…

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.

An invitation to Opportunity Sheffield’s Welfare to Work Recognition Event 2020

Wednesday 9th December (10am-1pm) on Zoom With the intention of highlighting some of the positives to emerge from a challenging year, Opportunity Sheffield is organising a welfare-to-work recognition event on Wednesday 9th December. Sheffield City Council’s employment and skills service is inviting partners and other employability stakeholders from across the city to join the online…

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…

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…

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…