Amid labour market challenges, referrals sought for care, cleaning, driving/delivery and warehousing jobs

Written by Laura Hayfield, Acting Head of Employment & Skills, Sheffield City Council “The outbreak of CORVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on Sheffield’s labour market, creating a difficult situation for employers, employees and jobseekers alike. Business closures, scaled-back services and social distancing practices have exacerbated the risks to the most vulnerable people in society,…

Digital Futures Traineeship starts on Tues 14 April at Red Tape

Are you into IT, Digital or Software Development? Have you written your own code? Does working in the IT industry appeal to you? Would you like to develop your skills and gain valuable experience in the Digital field? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then read on… Sheffield City Council is…

Opportunity Sheffield now commissioning Lead Keyworkers for ESF Pathways 2020-21

Opportunity Sheffield, the employment and skills service provided by Sheffield City Council, is now commissioning new contracts for employment and skills support in 2020-21. The service is seeking a series of Lead Keyworkers to deliver employability support on its European Social Fund-supported ESF Pathways P2S contact. Keyworkers will offer advice, guidance and support to a…

Opportunity Sheffield seeks providers to join Employability Framework for ESF project funding

Opportunity Sheffield is seeking partners in the local employment sector to deliver European Social Fund (ESF) contracts. Sheffield City Council’s employment and skills service has upcoming funding opportunities for providers on the ‘Opportunity Sheffield: Pathways to Progression / Pathways to Success Pseudo-Framework’ Interested parties should complete the relevant Pre-Qualification Questionnaire via the YORtender procurement portal….

Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2020 – Employer Invitation

To access the employer invitation for Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2020, which takes place at Cutlers’ Hall on Wednesday 4 March, click here. Please note that the invitation applies to employers with upcoming apprenticeship opportunities for school and Sixth Form leavers in 2020-21 (training providers are not able to promote at this particular event). Apprenticeships: Be…

Job vacancy: IAG/Apprenticeship Advisor (Opportunity Sheffield, Sheffield City Council)

Salary: Grade 6 (£25,801 – £29,636 pro rata) Location: Sheffield Contract Type: Temporary – Full Time to 31 December 2020 Closing Date: 24 November 2019 – Midnight Opportunity Sheffield is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Opportunity Sheffield team at Sheffield City Council as the IAG/Apprenticeship Adviser.  We work with all schools across Sheffield to equip young…

Opportunity Sheffield Partners’ Employability Conference, 15 Oct – Review

On Tuesday 16 October Opportunity Sheffield staged a capacity-building conference for partner organisations currently working on its ESF Pathways and Sheffield’s Working programmes. Some 65 managers and front-line employability professionals from across 21 organisations attended the event, which was staged at St Mary’s Church on Bramall Lane. The event began with an ice-breaker – with…

Sheffield launches new construction skills learning hub

Continuing on from the success of ‘The Building Block’ programme, a new construction learning hub will open its doors at Harborough Avenue on 26 September. Situated next to the major Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) development in S2, the ambitious programme is coordinated by Sheffield City Council and is part of the Construction Skills Fund (CSF). It…

Opportunity Sheffield employment & skills programmes – download brochure

You can now download the Opportunity Sheffield employment & skills programme brochure by clicking here. Opportunity Sheffield is the employment and skills service in Sheffield City Council. The service commissions, delivers and oversees activity to support people into jobs, training, traineeships and apprenticeships. The service works to strengthen the local economy by helping employers attract,…