Three days of jobs and advice – The Source stages Sheffield’s biggest careers event for young people

Three days of jobs and advice – The Source stages Sheffield’s biggest careers event for young people

16:25 26 May in Member News

The Source Skills Academy is staging a three-day careers event – the biggest in South Yorkshire –  to steer young people into 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 academy 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 retail, hospitality, manufacturing, engineering, business services and  IT and digital 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 they landed roles that 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, which has got thousands into work via apprenticeships, traineeships and training since launching in 2003.

“Currently there are plenty of jobs to choose from, but it’s crucial young people find the right roles, the ones which will give them the 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. We cannot stand back and let them fall through the net. Right now, it is vital agencies, schools and businesses work together to ensure our young get the opportunities they need.”

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. 

It is working with 16 schools and colleges, in areas of deprivation and low social mobility, to raise students’ aspirations and work readiness and encourages businesses to get involved.

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 is on helping 16 to 18 year-old students and jobless young people move into work or gain employability skills. 

June 23 is aimed at Y10 and Y11  students considering their options after turning 16. 

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 book a place, contact Graham at

Businesses can get involved by emailing

Shane Young
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