Road to new jobs revealed

Daniel Kirkland, Khalek and Richard Green on duty at Devonshire Green.

Daniel Kirkland, Khalek and Richard Green on duty at Devonshire Green.

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A Sheffield road overhaul scheme is aiming to tackle unemployment by offering work experience sessions with its team.

Sheffield Council’s Streets Ahead project, which works on resurfacing and upgrading roads and pavements, has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to help young people who have struggled to find work.

The scheme offers young jobseekers two to eight weeks of experience with local employers – and four of the eight who have worked with Amey as litter pickers have now been awarded six-month contracts.

 

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