Our employability provision has been developed in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We work with individuals and groups facing the most complex barriers to work. Our overall aim is to enhance their prospects for future employment by offering personal career guidance appointments where our advisors create personalised action plans.
What We Do
We use a combined approach, working with various partners, local organisations and employers to support customers. Our goal is to help people overcome barriers to employment, giving them more chance of securing a job in the region.
- Adult Learning: For people aged 19+ we offer courses with a focus on long-term goals and individual development which involve physical activity alongside classroom learning. This will help participants become physically and mentally healthier as well as develop the skills, confidence, motivation and resilience that can progress them towards formal learning or employment should they wish to continue in education or seek employment opportunities.
- Youth & Employability Hub: We are the only professional club to host a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Youth Hub with a focus on helping to improve employment outcomes and prospects for unemployed individuals and groups who face complex barriers to work. We create individual action plans for young people, giving them motivation to move closer to or into employment. The provision works on writing CVs, practising mock interviews, course referrals, voluntary work, referrals to business start-ups and apprenticeships.
- Feel Well Work Well: We recognise that without good mental health, it is incredibly challenging to begin and thrive in employment. Therefore, we have partnered with local charities including Sheffield Futures, Big Ambitions and Rotherham & Barnsley Mind to support young people across South Yorkshire to improve their mental health and wellbeing, aiming to help them either get started or get back on track with their careers.
- Traineeships: Here at the Trust we run work-based/employability training which provides two routes for people aged 16 – 18 and 19 – 24. These give an opportunity to gain work experience and learn new skills over 12 weeks, offering progression paths within sport and other industries.
- Career One-Stop: Our weekly drop in sessions are a chance for people to come along for assistance with writing CVs, preparing interviews, applying for jobs or even to just to chat with staff or other young people about employment support. We appreciate that job searching can be difficult and therefore aim to give people as many tools as possible to help them secure employment.