The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation put in place to support, connect, and grow local businesses across the Sheffield City Region.
As part of the network, the aim is to provide support, raise awareness of the company profile and reduce business costs. Support is also provided in all areas of business development, marketing, international trade and at a senior level in terms of policy and representation.
Our mutually agreed outcomes for this academy are in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks which we are striving to achieve, as part of our offer to provide a robust career guidance programme. The key benchmarks that support the work-related activity team are:
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each student
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
Ensuring that young people are prepared for the world of work is a joint responsibility for employers, education providers and the government. This exciting collaboration between The Sheffield College and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce will help young people acquire the employability skills they need, to be successful in the workplace and introduce them to the brilliant career opportunities available in the Sheffield area.
Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy, The British Chambers of Commerce