Good Work Skills is a new skills-based employment programme, offering free learning and development opportunities to people in South Yorkshire.

We offer training opportunities to gain new skills, and support to find paid employment.

Good Work Skills provides learners with the opportunity to attend the Mind Management Skills for Life training course in a unique partnership with Sheffield-based Chimp Management.

Led by Professor Steve Peters – CEO of Chimp Management, a Consultant Psychiatrist, and best-selling author of The Chimp Paradox – Chimp Management specialise in helping people understand how the mind functions so they can develop the insight and skills needed to get the best out of themselves and others.

Professor Peters has also worked with numerous Olympians and elite athletes, including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Steven Gerrard, to manage their mind and optimise their individual performance.

“Our Mind Management Skills for Life programme offers valuable insight into how our mind works. By managing our mind more effectively, we can help reduce our levels of stress and improve confidence, happiness and wellbeing. Our aim is to help jobseekers develop these skills so that they are in the best possible place when applying for roles and attending interviews.”

Professor Peters
Chimp Management

The CPD Accredited Chimp Management 8-session Mind Management Skills for Life Course starts this week. It covers topics such as Understanding your Mind, Stress Management and Building Quality of Life.

Good Work Skills is a free, innovative programme that supports people to achieve their employment goals. Adults will receive one-to-one support from an employment specialist and earn digital skills badges that are valued by local employers. The badges can also be used on a CV, on job sites, and in interviews.

Wellbeing and financial support is also available, and the support continues when a person secures paid employment to ensure they settle and thrive in that job role.

Sign up to Good Work Skills for free.

Our Good Work service has been appointed by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) as an authorised training provider for the Adult Education Budget and will be helping people in South Yorkshire to improve their skills, get back to work and remain and progress in their roles.

“We hope that the devolution of the Adult Education Budget has created the right conditions for innovative provision like Good Work Skills service to be developed. This new provision looks set to provide valuable support to people in South Yorkshire to get the skills they need to progress.”

Rob Harvey, Senior Programme Manager
Education, Skills and Employability at SYMCA