Employer promise

The Employer Promise encourages all types and size of organisations to offer what they can to actively help young people and adults and is about bringing business and education together. If you're a Barnsley business keen to play your part in growing the economy, we invite you to sign up to our employer expression of interest.

We have created an employer expression of interest form to ensure we can work with you and your business to offer the right opportunities. Once receiving your expression of interest we will contact you to see what support you need. We can also offer guidance, activities and tips on best practice to make your offering as meaningful and engaging as possible.

Getting ready for work

      • Give talks in schools, colleges, universities and communities to introduce people to the opportunities available in our industries.

      • Offer real work experience opportunities and placements.

      • Provide one-to-one advice and mentoring to help young people prepare for job applications and interviews. 

Getting into work

    • Hold open days and tours so people can learn about a range of industries.
    • Provide apprenticeships and internships.
    • Offer flexible working patterns so people can work around other commitments, such as childcare.

Getting on in work 

    • Offer work shadowing opportunities so people can learn on the job.
    • Provide secondments so people can widen their experiences and gain new knowledge and skills.
    • Provide ongoing training so people can progress their careers.
    • Provide an inclusive and healthy workplace.