SCR Growth Hub: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – upcoming changes explained

The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub has published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with information on the grants and packages of financial support available to UK employers once furlough payments cease at the end of September. Topics covered Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme What is the Job Retention Bonus? Bounce Back Loan Scheme…

Skills Bank launches 2 new strands; online training and rapid response

By Sheffield City Region Skills Bank Skills Bank is a programme that puts employers from across the region in charge of their own skills and training needs. Developed by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the programme enables businesses to invest in their workforce and improve their productivity. Private sector investment is matched with public…

State of Sheffield 2020 Report launched by Lord Blunkett

The State of Sheffield 2020 report was released today (Friday 28 August) at an event opened by Lord Blunkett, Chair of the Sheffield City Partnership. This year’s report focuses largely on the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the city, it’s communities, health, society and economy.  It highlights the pandemic’s exacerbation of existing inequalities,…

SCR funding to boost careers education in South Yorkshire

Written by The Sheffield City Region The Sheffield City Region has secured more than £130,000 of funding to further boost careers education, helping to tackle youth unemployment and supporting businesses to build back better from the challenge of Coronavirus. A new Careers Hub will be launched in Sheffield, allowing up to 55 new local schools…

PPE Equipment on its way to South Yorkshire social care teams

Published by Sheffield City Region A delivery of personal protective equipment which arrived in South Yorkshire yesterday, is now on its way to social care teams across the county. Hundreds of thousands of pieces of kits including aprons, gloves and masks were delivered to South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s training centre in Sheffield yesterday afternoon….

SCR’s New Business Support Package Provides a Focus on High Growth

Press release – Sheffield City Region The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub has a new support package available for businesses wanting to boost their growth in 2020. The Access to Growth+ initiative will provide businesses, who have more than nine full time staff, with access to an intensive business support package from one of Growth Hub’s Growth…

Skills Bank Programme Celebrates 100th Business Sign-up

Published by Sheffield City Region Sheffield City Region’s Skills Bank is celebrating after the 100th business signed up for the programme. Skills Bank 2 has been running since April 2019 and recently approved its 100thapplication, made by Tecomet, a medical device and aerospace manufacturer based in Sheffield, who will put 90 learners through the programme. Skills…

SCR and partners launch Talent Bank business volunteering programme

More than 100 senior business leaders from across our region joined Mayor Dan Jarvis for the launch of a new project that aims to support young people into the world of work. Sheffield City Region and South Yorkshire Futures have teamed up with Inspiring the Future to launch the “Talent Bank” programme, which will encourage…