The Source: We are helping town’s young think creatively about careers in the arts

Submitted by The Source on Wed, 04/20/2022 - 10:21

Can’t sing, don’t dance, but would love a career in the world of arts, culture and entertainment?

No problem – meet Naomi, Niamh, Lisa, Phoebe, Armani, Aisha and Mya, trainee youth leaders on a mission to help Rotherham’s youth discover career opportunities in the industry.

They are part of the Sense of Place Project being run by The Source Skills Academy, one of eight organisations getting 55 young people upskilled so they can lead the way as the town becomes the UK’s first Children’s Capital of Culture in 2025.


5 Reasons YOU should choose an apprenticeship

Submitted by The Source on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 10:36

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity for anyone looking to advance their career. You'll be able to undertake in-depth training relevant to the role you're working in while earning a wage!

Apprenticeships, unlike university or college, provide a mix of hands-on experience and tutor-led learning and, by the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have all the skills you need to undertake your role on your own and progress your career even further.


Bosses can help traineeship teens make a fresh start

Submitted by The Source on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 12:26

Businesses are urged to give pandemic-hit teens a chance to reset their futures through life-shaping work placements.

Students not only lost time in the classroom and struggled to study at home – they missed out on the customary work experience placements which help prepare them for employment.

Many are now finding even the lowest rung of the career ladder out of reach.

The Source Skills Academy is a Sheffield charity that exists to get people into jobs and upskill the employed.


3 Winners - Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards

Submitted by The Source on Thu, 10/07/2021 - 10:54

Ryan Moore

Winner of  Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year at the SCR Apprenticeship Awards

Ryan Moore is proof you’re never too old to learn new skills - or be an award-winning apprentice!

The 41-year-old was voted Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year.


New director strengthens top team at The Source

Submitted by The Source on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 09:02

Leading Sheffield training academy The Source has strengthened its senior management team.

Natalie Doherty joins as director of Quality, Curriculum and Innovation.

Liverpudlian Natalie, 45, brings over 20 years of education sector management expertise to The Source, a registered charity that has been helping people into work and training since 2003.


Success, determination and new directions

Submitted by The Source on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 15:59

The Source Skills Academy has something App-y to celebrate!

Ten of its talented apprentices have been shortlisted in the Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards.

They are finalists across six hotly-contested categories. Three are in the running for the coveted Rising Star Award and a city business which The Source has successfully placed seven apprentices with is up for SME Employer Of The Year. 


Greg jump-starts his career at The Source

Submitted by The Source on Tue, 07/13/2021 - 09:23

Leading Sheffield training and skills academy The Source has appointed a new facilities manager.

Greg Sutcliffe has arrived in post to find rising demand for meeting rooms and business events at the not-for-profit organisation’s prime location next to Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

The demand is from companies determined to get back on track after the pandemic, a resolve Greg well understands.


Traineeships - restoring confidence and bringing out hidden talents

Submitted by The Source on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:25


School doesn’t bring out the best in every pupil - every year, students leave without qualifications.

The Covid-19 pandemic has added to the numbers by badly affecting students’ time in the classroom. Many could be facing long-term unemployment.

Traineeships run by the Source can turn young people’s lives around.


Unite to Fight Unemployment, Urges Skills Academy

Submitted by The Source on Wed, 12/16/2020 - 09:20

A leading Sheffield skills academy is calling on businesses for support as it prepares to help thousands of South Yorkshire workers likely to be made jobless in the New Year by the pandemic.

“The miracle has happened; vaccines are now rolling out and we can start to look to a brighter future. There is no immunisation to prevent economic fallout in 2021, but there are ways employers can fight unemployment,” said Tricia Smith, CEO of The Source Skills Academy, a registered charity.


Sophia is an A-star recruit, never mind the GCSE grades

Submitted by The Source on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:10

Sheffield school-leaver Sophia Ward was predicted a clutch of GCSE A-grades. But whatever her results this week, unlike many from the COVID class of 2020, the 16-year-old will be unruffled...

She landed a job interview during the pandemic and started work as a Digital Marketing Apprentice on July 6.

High Storrs pupil Sophia grew up helping in her dad’s family business and wanted to get into I.T. via an apprenticeship rather than continuing in education.

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