Three days of jobs and advice - The Source and LUFiS stage Sheffield’s biggest careers event for young people

30th May 2022

A three-day careers event - the biggest in South Yorkshire - to steer young people into training and jobs which will grow their potential and lead to successful careers.

Source Your Future (June 21-23) will see hundreds of students from all schools and colleges in Sheffield, plus unemployed 18-24-year-olds, head to The Source Skills Academy on Meadowhall Way for a chance to meet 65 leading businesses looking for talent.

The employment and skills event is running in partnership with the Levelling Up Futures in Sheffield Programme and See It Be It in Sheffield – who are working with schools and colleges across Sheffield to support student attainment, aspiration and work readiness. 

The NHS, the Armed Forces, Rotherham theme park Gullivers World, the Civil Service  and Meadowhall retailers Vodaphone and Apple will be among the companies vying to find the best applicants.

Thousands of jobs and over 800 apprenticeships, long-trusted routes to qualifications and lasting careers, will be on offer across the business services, IT and digital, hospitality, manufacturing, engineering and retail sectors.

Skilled advisors from The Source, Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures. the City Council and Chamber of Commerce will be advising how to get into work, training and apprenticeships.

There’s also a chance to hear from young people who have made it to the finals of the South Yorkshire Apprentice Awards about how their roles have transformed their lives.

“This event is a multi-organisational effort, which sees training providers and businesses working together to engage every school in Sheffield,” said Dale Robinson, Director of Business Development at The Source,.

The organisation, a registered charity, has got thousands into work via apprenticeships, traineeships and training since 2003.

“Currently there are plenty of jobs to choose from, but it’s crucial young people find roles which will give them training and support to develop their skills and go on to rewarding careers.

Dale added: “Some young people face significant barriers to employment, because of their backgrounds. Iit is vital agencies, schools and businesses work together to ensure no one falls through the net.”

LUFiS was established following a successful Community Renewal Fund Bid. It unites Sheffield Business Together, Sheffield Hallam University, the Chamber of Commerce and Sheffield Council with the aim of ensuring young people’s backgrounds don't determine their futures. 

The event will take over the entire conference and room-hire facilities at The Source (next to Meadowhall Shopping Centre) for three action-packed days (10am-3pm).

On June 21 and 22 the focus ison helping  16 to 18 year-old  students and jobless young people move into work or gain employability skills. 

June 23 is aimed at Y10s and Y11s. 

Students can take part in a CV Drop-in Workshop and confidence-building mock interviews, meet local employers and find out about training opportunities.

To attend, contact Graham at seeitbeit@sheffield.gov.uk

Businesses can get involved at marketing@thesourceacademy.co.uk

Caption: Dale Robinson, Director of Business Development at The Source, discusses the three-day event with Carolynn McConnell, of LUFiS

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