Use half-term to find a job

Use half-term to find a job

By Advertisement Feature | 19/10/2021

Use half-term to find a job

YOUNGSTERS from Rotherham are being offered the chance to use their half-term break to find jobs… and still enjoy playing a computer game or two.

From October 25 The Source Skills Academy is running a Super Recruitment Week aimed at getting young jobless and students not wanting to continue college or A-level courses into apprenticeships or placements on the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Education sector research predicts an imminent departure of students from sixth form or college courses started in September.

Dale Robinson, director of business development at the charity, said: “It’s vital these young people don’t end up unemployed or in dead-end jobs. We have apprenticeship jobs offering real career potential waiting at leading local businesses. We urge young people to come to this event.”

Attendees can talk with advisors about their futures and apply for over 75 apprenticeship jobs in IT, admin office, customer service, hospitably, warehousing, marketing and care.

Local companies attending include award-winning Sheffield videogame developer Sumo-Digital, which has made ground-breaking games for Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega and employs over 750 in the UK, Poland and India.

Jake Habgood, Sumo's director of educationpartnerships, will be explaining the range of games industry careers and how to get into them.

Attendees can try their hand at Sumo's double BAFTA 2021 award-winning PlayStation 5 game Sackboy and a new version of 1990s Sheffield-made classic Zool, which has been remade by students of the Sumo-Digital Academy, a postgraduate apprenticeship scheme for game programmers.

The academy, a new industry initiative, is currently aimed at graduates of non-games degrees.

The Source’s event runs at its Meadowhall Way site between 10am and 3pm, it’s free to attend and there’s no need to book a place.

A ground floor IT suite will be available for anyone wanting to search for jobs or prepare CVs and on Wednesday October 27 (10-2pm) staff will be helping people into paid six-month placements on the government’s Kickstart scheme.

For more information or to apply for a vacancy, contact Amanda Smith on 0114 2635721.

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