About us

As the largest provider of Apprenticeships in Sheffield and The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, we are an anchor institution in the city supporting students, communities, employers and the economy.

We work with approximately 900 employers training more than 2,700 Apprentices across 50+ Apprenticeship programmes.

Our Apprentices develop the practical skills to go further in their careers and earn as they learn in the workplace.

Employers benefit from Apprenticeships because they get access to tailored skillsets, fresh ideas and can recruit from a diverse pool of talented students.

Research commissioned by the College has shown that for every £1 that students forgo whilst undertaking an Apprenticeship, they receive £6.20 in higher future wages.

Employers receive £1.30 in return for every £1 invested in the College’s Apprentices, as those Apprentices become more competent, skilled and productive.

Former College Apprentices employed in the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (formally Sheffield City Region) workforce in 2017/18 contributed £9.2 million in added income. Source: EMSI Economic Impact Study 2019

Further surveying of Apprentices who studied with us in 2020/21 has found that:

  • 99% of Apprentices who studied with us in 2020/2021 progressed on to a positive destination (full-time work, further education, or another Apprenticeship)

  • 88% of Apprentices surveyed confirmed that their Apprenticeship had given them a clearer idea for their employment future

  • 56% of Apprentices stated that their Apprenticeship had enabled them to gain a promotion

  • 61% of Apprentices stated that their Apprenticeship had enabled them to be given a pay rise

  • 91% of Apprentices stated that their Apprenticeship had enabled them to reach work related goals and targets

  • 84% of Apprentices stated that they had taken on extra responsibilities

Upskill your workforce

With a large variety of Apprenticeships now available – for nearly every sector, covering all kinds of jobs, including professional occupations and higher skill levels, an Apprenticeship is a smart, cost-effective way to not only grow your business but also to develop your current workforce. Click here to find out how we can help upskill your current employees.


Visit our FAQ page to find out about the benefits of recruiting an Apprentice and how we can help you with you Apprenticeship Levy.

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