Careers Advice Sheffield

Career Advice

Placement Selection Sessions

If you’re thinking about applying for an apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship programme or want to discuss your career options if you are recently unemployed, we have a dedicated team to support you with information, advice and guidance in our 1-1 interview and placement interviews. The team at The Source can also support you with applications for vacancies, interviews and CV tips/preparation and guidance through skills revision and tests.

Our 1-1 placement interviews run daily and are designed to clearly explain the progression routes available to you, to provide an opportunity to talk through your career goals and to meet the team involved in delivering your apprenticeship. During the session, you will be able to access the following support:

  • An overview of the entry requirements and eligibility for available programmes.
  • A one-to-one chat with a learner engagement advisor who will talk to you about the job you have applied for.
  • An assessment of Maths and English to determine the skills that you already have.
  • Direct access to over 75 employers who are looking to recruit at the moment. 

When joining us for this 1-1 interview you will receive careers advice, which may result in recommendations to attend one of our sector-based recruitment academies in Business Admin, Warehousing, Hospitality or Customer Service.

To apply for a vacancy and receive a call back by one of our advisors within 24 hours contact 01142635600

For more information contact our learner placement team at



Pre-Apprenticeship Programmes

If you’re looking to begin an apprenticeship but you feel like you don’t have the right skills or qualifications yet, we can support you with one of our pre-apprenticeship programmes.

Our range of pre-apprenticeship programmes and employability support can help to develop the skills and confidence you need to progress on to the next steps of your career. This might mean doing a study programme to develop your skills in areas such as English, Maths, IT and CV Writing.

Study Programme

A study programme is an employability programme which gives young people aged 16 - 19 an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills and improve maths and English if needed. The programme can last up to a maximum of 38 weeks and 2 weeks of work placement. If you’re aged between 19 - 24 and in receipt of an Educational Health Care Plan, you may also be eligible for a Study Programme.

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