Major milestone reached in apprenticeship scheme for South Yorkshire businesses

The South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub, providing advice and support to businesses across the region, has now advised 100 small to medium sized businesses since it launched.

The growing success of the scheme is being built on with a new expert recruited to give free and impartial advice to Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield businesses. They are linked with the most suitable training provider for their needs.

Keith Richardson, Claire Eley and Vicki Eadson, lead the hub team which meets with employers at their business, as well as online, to provide first-rate consultancy advice.


How this service can help you

Helping business discover the advantages of apprenticeships is at the heart of what the hub does, with support in the practicalities of finding and recruiting candidates.

There is no cost to businesses in receiving this invaluable advice because it is all fully-funded.

South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub Manager Keith Richardson said: “Businesses are getting in touch to find out about all the advantages of taking on apprentices, which is bery encouraging for us.”

More than 100 businesses have benefitted from impartial help and advice since the hub launched.

Keith Richardson

“To have a vibrant and growing workforce for the future it is vital employers can train and upskill their employees, and take on new talent. This increases productivity by filling all vacancies, even those where it has hard to find recruits – that is where apprenticeships come in.”

Companies where apprenticeships have not been part of the business plan can really be helped by our support and we want to hear from them. We can offer consultations in-person as well as online.

South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub Co-ordinator Claire Eley

“We are on hand to provide guidance on navigating your way through the apprenticeship system, as well as identifying skills gaps. Get in touch today to find out how we can help.”

Vicki Eadson has recently joined the hub team. Keith Richardson said: “The appointment of Vicki to our team is of great importance to the project, especially with the growing demand we are seeing.”

Find out more

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Authority (SYMCA) and the South Yorkshire Colleges Partnership funds the hub which officially launched in December 2023, based at SYMCA’s office on Broad Street West in Sheffield. 

Young people and adults can earn and learn on-the-job skills, study a qualification, progress in a career and gain employment afterwards with an apprenticeship.  

Young people, parents and carers are made aware of apprenticeships through the hub and apprentice candidates are matched to vacancies.

To find out more visit the South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub. You can also book a consultation.