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Let's get Rotherham working

Having a suitably skilled and experienced workforce is crucial to business growth. We need the help of businesses to ensure that our school and college leavers and university graduates are prepared for the employment opportunities available in Rotherham. For people already in work, businesses need to work to improve their effectiveness and productivity to ensure they fully contribute to the business growth agenda.

The Ask of Businesses

Supporting Rotherham people prepare for work:

  • Become a Schools Enterprise Advisor, working with a schools senior leadership team to improve awareness of business, and assist young people to develop their future employability skills
  • Exhibit at the LEAF – Rotherham Jobs and Career event which is held annually in November. Advising schools as well as working with job seekers to fill current vacancies and provide them with the knowledge of the skills needed to be successful in employment
  • Take on a school work experience or a university/college intern
  • Provide industry talks or visits to schools and colleges

Help your business and employees:

  • Take on an apprentice or a trainee
  • Provide work experience opportunities (via Job Centre Plus)
  • Convert existing employees into apprentices, including higher level apprentices
  • Undertake new in work training

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