Skills People Group: COVID-19 update

Rob Armitage, Sales Director, Skills People Group “It is with much regret that I am writing to confirm that until further notice all of our Pre Employment programmes have been suspended with immediate effect. We will be contacting all learners to this inform them of the same today. We have been reviewing the situation hourly…

PeoplePlus: COVID-19 update

Chris Roberts, Training & Engagement Officer, PeoplePlus “Following the Government’s advice on Monday 16th March 2020, the Sheffield Skills Centre is now temporarily closed until further notice and all staff members are working from home to remotely support learners. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and we will be in touch with every learner…

Teacake Club meeting review: Fri 6 March

The meeting opened with Will Earp and Cleo Metcalf from host organisation Element Society welcoming attendees to the expansive Yorkshire House, former premises of Yorkshire Building Society on the corner of Leopold Street. Will highlighted the work the youth-led charity does with young people from all backgrounds, including running skills programmes, residential courses and outreach…

800 students meet employers at ‘Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2020’

On Wednesday 4 March, Sheffield City Council hosted its seventh annual apprenticeships careers fair – ‘Apprenticeships: Be Inspired’ – enabling more than 800 GCSE and A-Level students to meet potential employers and find out more about the apprenticeship career route. Pupils from 26 schools and Sixth Forms across Sheffield City Region attended the event, which…

Work experience should be compulsory for 14-16-year-olds, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Government to consider the reintroduction of a new form of work experience that is available to all Key Stage 4 students. The organisation believes ministers should recognise the roles that small businesses play in local communities and “the indispensable role they can play in giving…