South Yorkshire apprenticeship hub to launch

Plans have been revealed to create 300 apprenticeships in South Yorkshire through a new Apprenticeship Hub.

The hub, announced today (29 June 2023) by South Yorkshire mayor Oliver Coppard, is set to launch later this year as a two-year pilot.

It will provide help for businesses (SMEs in particular) to access technical talent across the region to tackle skills shortages, as well as information, advice and guidance services to apprentices, parents and employers.

The hub is expected to support the creation of at least 300 apprenticeships by 2026.

South Yorkshire mayor Oliver Coppard said: "South Yorkshire doesn't just need a bigger economy, we need a better economy. But if we're going to get there, and if everyone is going to be able to access the jobs and opportunities that new economy will bring, we need make sure people have the right education and skills.

"That's what this new Apprenticeship Hub is all about; offering people, organisations and businesses a 'one-stop shop' for all the information and support they need to get the right skills, in the right place, so we can all benefit from a better, bigger South Yorkshire economy."

The hub will be based at the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority offices in Sheffield, and run through the South Yorkshire Colleges Partnership.

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