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Pottery apprentice keeps historic ceramics industry in safe hands

A professional potter who has been crafting clay since she was just eight years old is setting her sights on saving Chesterfield’s historic pottery industry from being consigned to the history books after teaming upon with Skills Made Easy, a unique initiative designed to help small businesses in the Sheffield City Region overcome skills shortages.

 

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Inventorium owners aim higher with apprenticeship

An unconventional furniture company which transforms unloved goods into boutique furniture within its own self-styled inventorium is helping an apprentice to work towards one of the first Higher level apprenticeships created in the Sheffield City Region, after calling on help from Skills Made Easy; a unique scheme designed to help businesses in the Sheffield City Region overcome skills shortages.

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Brewing up a treat

It’s not uncommon for an apprentice to be tasked with making a good brew, but a growing Sheffield business has taken this to a completely different level!

 

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Booming Barnsley business doubles workforce

A family-run manufacturing company which has nearly doubled its workforce over the past six months is setting its sights on significant future growth after calling on help from a unique Sheffield City Region scheme designed to support growing businesses.

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Love of tech fuels Chris’ apprenticeship dream

An IT enthusiast with a passion for all things tech has landed his dream job after receiving help from Skills Made Easy, a unique Government-led scheme organised by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. 

Over the past few months Skills Made Easy has been working with Sheffield-based Technology company Customer Focus. Launched in the city 15 years ago, the company produces bespoke Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for the print and promotional goods industries.

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Charity begins at home

If you were to ask most married couples whether they could work together, the typical answer is likely to be “definitely not”, but a Sheffield-based entrepreneur has gone one stage further, recruiting her husband as an apprentice after securing support from Skills Made Easy, a unique programme which is run by the Sheffield City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnership.  

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Today’s Apprentices, Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

The latest data released by the office of National Statistics has revealed that the number of 16 and 17 year olds starting apprenticeships in Sheffield is nearly twice the national average and outperforming almost every major city in terms of new apprentice starts.

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Be Inspired by Business

Business owners from across South Yorkshire are being given a chance to meet nearly 500 school leavers at a special event which returns to the city next month.

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A uniform approach to apprenticeships

A trio of dedicated apprentices are helping a Sheffield-based clothing manufacturer to burst at the seams with new orders after benefiting from a unique Sheffield City Region wide initiative to help the company grow.

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Meet the Bodybuilders

When most people think of bodybuilders it conjures up an image of huge men sweating it out in the gym, but for Massey Truck Engineering bench pressing and power lifting is just part of a typical working day, but a shortage of skilled workers has seen the company turn to a unique Sheffield City Region-wide initiative which is helping the business to inspire and recruit the city’s next generation of engineers.

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