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South Yorkshire Talent Bank

Sheffield City Region and South Yorkshire Futures have launched the South Yorkshire “Talent Bank,” encouraging businesses and employees to volunteer their time, skills and experience to inform, support and inspire young people from across our region’s diverse communities.

The Talent Bank provides a range of high-quality engagement opportunities which volunteers can sign up to deliver in schools, colleges and training providers across South Yorkshire.

To find out more, tell us whether you’re an  Employee/Employer or Education Provider.

“I believe that it’s not just the responsibility of schools, colleges and universities to educate and inspire our young people, but it’s also the role of all of us in society – and that includes our businesses. Where you grow up shouldn’t determine where you end up. By connecting schools and colleges with appropriate volunteers and business leaders, we can create new opportunities, broaden horizons, and plant the seeds of ambition from which we can grow the workforce of the future.”
Dan Jarvis
Mayor of the Sheffield City Region
Greg burke the director of south Yorkshire futures and Sheffield city mayor

Why do we need a South Yorkshire Talent Bank?

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The more employer encounters a young person has, the more they earn and the less likely they are to be not in employment, education or training (NEET)
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Careers talks can motivate young people, inform their future plans and support academic attainment
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Less than 60% of employers in England felt that education leavers were ready for work in 2016
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To find out more about the research behind employer engagement, take a look at Education and Employers’ website.

Is there a need?

This short film, created by Sheffield Hallam University, sets out the case for a South Yorkshire Talent Bank and the impact this project could have.

What impact can you have?

Education and Employers have created this short film about the impact your volunteering can have from an early age.

Get involved with the movement and tweet about your experience. For some ideas look at our toolkits.

Upcoming Events
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T Level Workshops and WebinarVariousSchoolsVarious

About Us

South Yorkshire Futures  is a social mobility partnership committed to improving education and raising aspiration for young people in South Yorkshire – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The programme – led by Sheffield Hallam University and backed by the Department for Education – addresses the educational attainment and well-being of learners, and aims to develop a dedicated and talented workforce to support them.

For more information please visit our Website.


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