Develop your workforce

We can help you improve the skills of your workforce

A skilled workforce is the key to successful businesses and a successful city region. With two world-class universities, a host of further education colleges and an array of apprenticeships and adult learning opportunities, we are well placed to support business growth through skills investment.

Sheffield City Region has become a leading area for skills and employment programmes. With around 14,000 new apprentices every year, many colleges and training providers delivering training to young people and adults and thousands of employers looking to upskill their workforce, the issue of skills is critical to all that we do.

Skills Bank is a programme developed by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership which matches private sector investment in skills training with public funding to help businesses invest in their workforce and improve their productivity. Funding is available to businesses that make a strong case for how the investment will deliver growth. To find out more, visit the Growth Hub website.

Health-led Employment Trial

In partnership with the NHS, Sheffield City Region is running a ground-breaking research trial, testing a new type of employment support for people with a health condition.

Launched in May 2018, the trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people to find and stay in work. It is a randomised control trial meaning people who take part will be randomly placed into one of two research groups. One group will receive the new service and the other group will be provided with information about existing services in their area.

We are looking for the following people to take part in the trial;

  • People with a mental health and/or physical health condition
  • People who are out of work and want to work; or working and want support to continue working
  • People registered with a GP in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
  • People aged 18+ at the time of referral

If you feel that you meet the above criteria and would like to find out more, the next step is to have an initial meeting with the Health-led Employment Trial team to discuss the trial in more detail and decide if you would like to take part.

To find out more and book an appointment visit the Working Win website.

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