Opportunity Sheffield

The Teacake Club is facilitated by Opportunity Sheffield, the employment and skills service in Sheffield City Council.

About Opportunity Sheffield

We help create job opportunities and break down barriers to employment, and help local businesses grow and develop a skilled workforce. We also give advice about financial incentives to employers for creating vacancies and apprenticeships.

We work with businesses of all sizes and from all sectors – giving them advice and helping upskill their workforce.

Contact us

If you’d like us to post your employability news and updates on the Teacake Club news feed, email us at opportunity@sheffield.gov.uk.

For general Opportunity Sheffield enquiries, you can contact us on 0114 2296 168.

Our programmes

Get in touch with the Opportunity Sheffield team to enquire about any of our programmes.

Apprenticeship Ready

Our Schools Liaison Officer works with local pupils from Y9 upwards to promote apprenticeships and ensure young people are aware of the various options. Our Apprenticeships: Be Inspired careers event gives pupils the opportunity to meet employers and find out about real vacancies.

ESF Pathways

Supporting unemployed and economically inactive people who face additional barriers towards employment towards work, training and education.

Part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Sector Routeways

Providing industry-specific training aimed at providing unemployed people aged 18+ with a gateway to employment.

Part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Advance Sheffield

Working with employers in Sheffield to develop workforce skills and navigate through funded solutions focusing on the barriers holding back productivity. 

Part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Advancing Digital

Helping employees make the most of digital technologies to address their business needs.

Part-funded by the European Social Fund.

Sheffield’s Working

Sheffield’s Working supports disadvantaged residents of Sheffield towards and into the labour market. Our Sheffield’s Working jobs fairs, delivered in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus, help connect unemployed people with local and regional employers.

Talent Sheffield

Maximising the social and economic value of Sheffield City Council contracts and new developments by creating work and educational opportunities. 

Work Experience

We provide work experience placements for 2,000 Year 10, 11 and 13 students in Sheffield every year. The Work Experience programme offers recruitment support to young people, enabling them to consider and secure a full range of career options.

Opportunity Sheffield programmes are part-funded by the European Social Fund

Follow us on social media

To receive the latest updates in an instant, follow our social media accounts:

Twitter: @oppotunityshef and @shef_working

Facebook: @opportunityshef

Instagram: @opportunityshef

LinkedIn: Opportunity Sheffield – Sheffield City Council