Develop your workforce

We can help you upskill 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.

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 in the Sheffield City Region.

Skills Bank

Skills Bank provides employers across the Sheffield City Region with access to high-quality training and funding to support skills training that will enable them to develop their business.

Skills Bank matches private sector investment in skills training with public funding to help businesses invest in their workforce and improve productivity. Funding is available to businesses that make a strong case for how the investment will deliver business growth.

To find out more, visit the Skills Bank website.

Health-led Employment Trial

Between May 2018 and October 2019, more than 6000 people signed up to Working Win: the health-led employment trial. In partnership with the NHS, the ground-breaking research trial was designed to test a new type of employment support for people with a health condition.

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 those who signed up were randomly placed into one of two research groups. One group received the new service and the other group were provided with information about existing services in their area.

The evaluation of the health-led employment trial will be released in 2022.

You can find information about employment support programmes in the region at

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