Education, Training and Employment

Sheffield City Council has the ambition that every child and young person in and leaving care achieves their full potential. We will work hard on your behalf to secure and promote opportunities that meet your needs.

Your Personal Advisor can support you to apply for the range of services on offer including access to: 


  • 16 to 19 Study Programmes


  • Traineeships


  • Apprenticeships


  • Community Learning (Adult Provision)


  • English, Mathematics and Digital Skills Programmes


  • Adult Education classes


  • Pathways – employment programmes based in the community to support people on a journey into work


  • Opportunities to gain work experience, and volunteering in a variety of roles


As well as:


  • Practical guidance, alongside financial support for young people wanting to attend university. Including support to pay your accommodation costs and weekly income maintenance payments


  • Referral to the Ambitions Project and Feel Well, Work Well who will continue to support young people already registered on the programme into education, training and employment opportunities and who are accepting new referrals via your Personal Advisor


  • Offer information, advice and guidance and referrals to specialist workers who can help you with developing employability skills such as C.V. writing, applying for jobs and provide details of training courses and other opportunities that become available


  • Support from university outreach workers


  • £1,000 bursary through your employer if you start an apprenticeship before 31st July 2023 or £3000 if after 1st August 2023. We will also top up your salary to National Minimum Wage


  • Department of Work and Pensions can offer limited travel passes when you start your first job or course. Your Personal Advisor can check if you are eligible

“The support received meant that I was less stressed and anxious, which meant I could focus on my studies”

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