The World of Work

Future employment sectors and the skills you will need

The world of work continues to change. To help you explore what’s out there, check out the Shape Your Future information.

Meet some of the employers

Ardagh Glass

Ardagh​​ Group is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging for the world's leading brands. The consistent pursuit of market-leading innovation, quality and customer service, backed by investment in our people and processes, underpins everything we do. We remain focused on continuous improvement in all aspects of our business to deliver long-term, sustainable success for our stakeholders.


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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a British multinational infrastructure group that includes construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.


Our apprenticeships include:

    • Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Plant Maintenance
    • Electrician
    • Highways Maintenance
    • Construction Management
    • Digital Engineering
    • Planning
    • IT, Data and Software Support
    • Finance
    • Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability
    • Procurement
    • Business Support & Admin

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Barnsley Health & Social Care Workforce

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Cranswick is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that will bring out the best in you – if you’re ready to embrace responsibility and step up to any challenge then this is somewhere you will want to be. We now employ around 11,000 people across our 18 sites, and we are constantly on the look out for bright, new talent to join our Cranswick family.  

Cranswick offers numerous structured apprenticeship programmes for different areas of our business, whereby our apprentices are well supported by industry professionals and approved educational providers. Our programmes range from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) up to Level 7 (Masters Degree equivalent). We ensure that whichever qualification is chosen, the individual is supported throughout their journey through mentoring, guidance and appropriate training.   
Each programme has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of that department, so as you gain experience and skills, you are enhancing your career prospects to ultimately go into a full-time role once you have completed your apprenticeship.  

Find out more about Cranswick.


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Harris and Co

As accountants, our responsibilities include:

    • The preparation of accounts for a variety of businesses each year.
    • Income and expenditure.  
    • Assets and liabilities.
    • Tax returns for companies and individuals, which includes the preparation of income and expenditure accounts.  We must inform the client of the tax they need to pay to HMRC.
    • How to implement the strategy’s on how to reduce their tax.
    • Business advice, how to structure a business. 
    • Payroll services - paying employees of their business. 


At Masonite, we believe a door is more than just a door; and we also know that the employees who build our doors are more than just employees, they work in environments that promote a culture of creativity, collaboration, adaptability and integrity based on a strong commitment to our vision. 

In 1924, William Mason did not change the industry when he created Masonite, he created a new one, one that transformed waste into worth and materials into what matters.  That revolution is part of Masonite, it is how we are changing the way people think about doors and making everyone see that doors are not about keeping people out, they are about letting people in. At Masonite, we keep our doors open to new perspectives, new voices, and new opportunities. We break down barriers and we help people walk through walls. 

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Email Joe Brisco, UK recruitment manager


Premdor, part of Masonite Group (a global manufacturing organisation), is currently recruiting Lean Manufacturing Apprentices into their growing business at Darton, Barnsley.

Working within the manufacturing industry, apprentices will learn about all aspects of door production as well as obtaining a nationally recognised manufacturing qualification in the process through the Masonite UK Academy.

Premdor is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of timber door solutions. Their products benefit from almost 90 years of experience in door and joinery manufacturing, and have gained an unrivalled reputation for offering new joinery solutions to the market.

Their focus is delivering high-quality products for customers through the continuous development of people and manufacturing processes.

If you are aged 18 or over and interest in earning whilst learning, an apprenticeship with Premdoor may be just what you are looking for.

For more information, details of other available roles or to request an application form, email Masonite

Royal Navy Recruitment

Joining the Royal Navy makes you part of something special. Part of a team. Protecting our nation’s interests, all over the world. It’s the kind of career you can be proud of, and your family can be proud of you for. A way to use your natural skills, and develop new ones that stay with you for life. It’s not for everyone, but it could be for you.

No matter where you are in the world, every day in the Royal Navy is different. That means we need people who are different. People like you, who have the drive to develop the wide-ranging skills that keep the Royal Navy operationally effective on land, on the sea, underneath it, or flying over it.

With such diverse functions, the Naval Service is split into services and branches, with over 100 roles available. Whatever your background, interests or walk of life, there could be a role for you.

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South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is the driving force behind public transport across South Yorkshire. We are the local government body responsible for public transport in the Sheffield City Region, accountable to the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

Working with our partners, we’re committed to keeping people and commerce moving effectively across South Yorkshire, enabling economic growth and enhancing our region’s environment, health and wellbeing.  

South Yorkshire Police

In the past few years, SYP has made great strides in becoming an outstanding organisation in all respects. We are one of the country’s top-performing forces and rated the most improved force, for the third consecutive year, in our latest HMICFRS inspection. Our trajectory is entirely positive and we have ambitious plans for the future.

To support our resurgence, and provide the public with the service they desire, we need to attract the very best candidates to support our existing officers and staff. To do this, SYP is embarking on a significant recruitment drive – the largest we have seen in living memory.

We recently announced our intentions to recruit 220 additional officers over and above those officers retiring or leaving for other reasons. These intentions now sit alongside HM Government’s recent pledge to fund the recruitment of an additional 20,000 officers across England and Wales.

Our force encompasses full spectrum policing and therefore offers a broader range of roles and fulfilment than might be available in some other forces.

The bottom line is this: if you are a person of the right calibre, with the right values and a strong sense of public duty, then we will be able to provide you with fantastic opportunities

Courses and roles

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