About us

Skills Made Easy is a Sheffield City Council initiative which helps all sizes of businesses throughout the Sheffield City Region to grow and develop their workforces by accessing the right support at the right time.

The skills based programme provides practical and impartial advice when it comes to recruiting apprentices as well as helping to overcome skills shortages by offering access to a wide range of training programmes.

Our experienced and knowledgeable account managers are always on hand throughout the process, helping to guide you through the process – making apprenticeship recruitment simple, easy and stress free.

Since the programme was launched in 2013, Skills Made Easy has helped over 1500 businesses enrol over 2000 apprentices throughout the Sheffield City Region. As part of Sheffield City Council we work with a wide range of secondary schools and sixth form colleges to prepare young people for the world of work and have an excellent track record of helping companies find the right apprentice for their business. Our in-depth knowledge of the skills funding system along with our strong links with schools and sixth form colleges make us the first port of call for many employers looking to explore options around apprenticeships and skills funding.  

If your business has never employed an apprentice before, you can access plenty of useful information in our employer zone. You will benefit from a dedicated account manager who will be there to guide you through the complete process, making it as easy and hassle free to grow your business.

We also provide support for 16-24 year olds who are taking the first step on their career paths. Our live vacancies section features opportunities throughout the city region to forge a successful career in their chosen industry.

We work closely with apprentices and employers to develop training that’s tailored specifically to suit your needs. Our services include providing expert guidance to employers about the best courses and training provision available alongside working closely with our apprentices to support their skills and career aspirations.

You can find out more about our unique services throughout this website, or if you’re ready to start your journey get in touch today!