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 20,000 apprenticeship opportunities in the city region, 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.

For employers looking to up-skill their existing workforce , phase two of our flag ship Skills Bank programme will be launching later this year. Skills Bank allows employers to purchase training to meet their business need. To register your interest please contact our Growth Hub on 03330 00 00 39 or emailing

Other employment and skills schemes are also in the pipeline and will be delivered soon – bringing even more benefit to individuals and organisations across the region.

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