Covid-19 update:

You can still sign up to our partner initiatives below. However, due to the current situation most delivery in the short-term is via remote channels. To find out more about the changes, go to our Covid-19 page

You can participate in a range of initiatives as either a volunteer or as an organisation to support young people in South Yorkshire to gain the skills and experience they need to reach their full potential.

Below you can find details of the different organisations we are partnering and their employer engagement opportunities we are championing, including the type of activities, the age ranges you can work with and the anticipated time commitment. By clicking ‘Sign up’ you will be directed to the organisation’s page where you can get further information and sign up to the initiative which best suits your, and your employees’, skills, expertise and capacity.

For more information on how to use the Inspiring the Future and Inspiring Governance platforms and what happens once you’ve signed up, please see our Toolkits page.

Opportunities Across South Yorkshire

Age Group
Time Commitment

Become A Role Model

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  • Careers Fairs & Talks
  • CV workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Mock Interviews
  • Work Experience
Age Group
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Colleges
  • Education providers
Time Commitment

One-off encounters

Become A Governor

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  • Strategic role on a governing board with 3 main functions
  • Financial performance & budgeting
  • Educational performance
  • Clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
Age Group
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Colleges
Time Commitment

5-8 hours per month up to 4 years

Become An Enterprise Adviser

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  • As an Enterprise Adviser you will:
  • Work with the Careers Leader and Senior Leadership
  • Develop the careers strategy
  • Open up links to other businesses
Age Group
  • Secondary
  • Colleges
  • Post-16 Providers
Time Commitment

1 day per month over 1 year

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is an applied university. We’re committed to practical solutions — ones that enable healthier lives, build stronger communities, and drive future economies…

Self-support and guidance on these opportunities can be found on our Toolkits page, but if you would like more tailored advice then please select your local area to find out more about the organisations working there.

Opportunities and support in your local area

If you would like to explore more strategic approaches to providing employer encounters in schools, see the below opportunities in your local area.


In Barnsley More and Better Jobs is the overarching strategy for employment and skills which aims to help people Get Ready for Work, Get Into Work and Get on (and Stay In) Work.  Getting Ready for Work brings together our projects for young people:


IKIC , I Know I Can aims to raise the aspirations of young people. It is about building confidence……

Task Force

The More and Better Jobs Employer Promise aims to engage with businesses operating in Barnsley and…..

SYF Coaching

The South Yorkshire Futures Coaching in Schools Project aims to support young people in Barnsley….


Opportunities Doncaster

Opportunities Doncaster is an organisation that has been co created by Doncaster Chamber and Doncaster Council…..


Rotherham Investment and Development Office 

With the recent launch of  the Rotherham Together Partnership’s Employment and Skills Strategy…..


Sheffield Business Together

Sheffield has a proud history of philanthropy and collaboration for good between the private, public and voluntary sectors…..

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