Opportunity Sheffield

Opportunity Sheffield is the employment and skills service in Sheffield City Council

We help local people get jobs, find apprenticeships and access training, supporting them to overcome barriers to employment and career progression.

Working with employers, we aim to build strong and diverse workforces which offer opportunities to local people and strengthen the local economy.

We connect jobseekers with local employers who are looking for staff through our:

  • keyworker programmes
  • jobs fairs
  • industry-specific training courses
  • promotion of inclusive hiring

Our work with local and regional partners identifies gaps in employment and skills services and aims to fill them.

Call us on 0114 229 6188 

Email us at opportunity@sheffield.gov.uk

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Are you looking for work?

If you’re currently out-of-work and seeking a job or apprenticeship in Sheffield, we can offer practical support and advice.

We help people from a wide range of backgrounds and life circumstances. This includes those with health problems, learning difficulties, caring responsibilities, language barriers, a lack of qualifications or work experience, and many others.

Our dedicated keyworkers can support you with tasks including CV-writing, job search and preparing for interview, and help you make the best possible impression with employers.

At our community venues across the city, you can meet your keyworker, develop employability skills, build confidence, attend jobs fairs and access support.

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Are you an employer?
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If you’re a local employer, we can assist with both staff training and recruitment, supporting you to build stronger and more productive teams.

Our training brokers will undertake a training needs analysis, leading to a workforce development plan for your organisations.

We can also navigate the range of skills programmes, funding and grant schemes that exist, allowing you to offer upskilling, reskilling and professional development opportunities.

Shared Prosperity Fund

Skills and Employability South Yorkshire is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and is part-funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority. This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.