Opportunity Sheffield are the skills and employment arm within Sheffield City Council. We are perfectly placed to provide advice and guidance to young people wanting an apprenticeship or traineeship. We can also offer practical support to maximise your chances of getting an apprenticeship when you leave school. We have vacancies with employers you can apply for directly, and we can also support you to search for, find and apply for widely advertised vacancies.
We understand where there are fewer apprenticeships and where there are more opportunities, and this can help you decide which pathway to take.
We think apprenticeships are the perfect way to kickstart your career. You earn money, build a career AND achieve a recognised qualification. The benefits of an apprenticeship over a similar college course are
• Gaining valuable industry experience in your chosen profession.
• Being paid to complete your qualification (i.e. paid to attend college).
• As you progress your wages may increase based upon your performance in the job.
• Paid holidays; sick pay
• You will work towards achieving an NVQ qualification, which provides you with a vocational qualification that is the equivalent of GCSE’s, A levels, and even a university degree.
What makes us different?
We just want to help. And you are very likely to need help. Getting an apprenticeship isn’t easy. We can explain to you and your parents/family what you need to do to maximise your chances, and offer practical support such as helping with applications, mock interviews etc. We can put you forward for any apprenticeship roles we have developed with Sheffield based employers or within Sheffield City Council.