About us

Skills play an essential role in delivering this vision and Barnsley Council has a high level of ambition and aspiration to make the borough a thriving and unique place to live and work.

Our employment and skills strategy aims to build the skills we need to support a thriving and vibrant economy which gives Barnsley employers the skills they need to grow locally, regionally and globally and Barnsley people the skills they need to gain and secure sustainable employment now and in the future. We will work with businesses to ensure that they can access the skills they need to compete and grow leading to more jobs. We will enhance skills and competencies of local people to help them gain and progress in work better jobs.

Getting ready for work

Getting into work

Getting on in work

Developing a strong skills pipeline for the local economy and giving young people and adults the skills and competencies they need

Promoting workforce development and workplace wellbeing where people and businesses can thrive and grow.

Creating pathways into employment and working with local companies to open up employment and engage with  a diverse workforce.

Our aim

We aim to create a shared ambition for not just any jobs, but for jobs that grow Barnsley’s businesses in the long term, to ensure that Barnsley’s people are able to thrive and enjoy:

    • a decent income, fair terms and recognition of effort       
    • progression opportunities and the chance to learn and develop
    • job satisfaction and a good, safe and healthy working environment
    • appropriate security, flexibility and opportunity to contribute