NDC - A New Deal For Burngreave


Issue 24 - August 2002





The contents of this page are prepared by the New Deal executive team.

BNDfC Apprenticeship Programme

BNDfC have almost finished the recruitment of our Theme Managers whose role it is to bring our current projects to fruition and work with the community to bring on line many more exciting projects.

However, the Theme Managers will require help and in order to support them BNDfC are looking to recruit 5 people from the BNDfC area to fill five Apprenticeship Trainee posts. Each post will start formally in September 2002 and finish in August 2004.

The apprenticeship programme is based on the belief that there is no better teacher than experience. If you want to learn how to do something the best way is to work alongside someone who knows the job backwards. In addition to this the scheme will provide formal training leading to a recognised and accredited qualification in regeneration.

Apprenticeship Trainees will undertake a two year apprenticeship which will provide day-to-day support for the Theme Managers and the duties involved will include:
• Clerical and administrative tasks;
• Arranging and attending meetings (sometimes outside
normal office hours);
• Active support and promotion of the BNDfC programme;
• An intensive and extensive training and development package;
and many more duties too numerous to note.

In return a BNDfC Apprenticeship Trainee post can offer you:

• A salary of £12,000-£14,000
• Training and travel costs
• Childcare costs, (if necessary)
• The experience of working alongside a dedicated manager
• A chance to gain new skills and leave the programme with a
recognised qualification
• The chance to become part of a motivated team whose aim it is
to help the people of your area.

You can be part of this, just telephone Tom Felicien on
0114 279 6932 and ask for an Apprenticeship Trainee Application Pack, complete the form and return it to:
Burngreave New Deal for Communities
2nd Floor, Albion House, Savile Street, Sheffield
Please note that all application forms need to be returned to the office by, 5pm on Friday 16th August 2002 (extended from 2nd August 2002).


Adult Learning Conference Calls on groups to share Learning Centres

Over 30 local residents and Learning Providers turned up to the New Deal funded Adult Learning Conference on Saturday, 6th July.

Those present welcomed proposals for 3 quality neighbourhood learning centres to be set up in the Burngreave area – one in each of the 3 localities (Lopham/Verdon; Carwood/Ellesmere and Abbeyfield/Firs Hill).
Many present despaired of the present situation, where there might be half a dozen community learning centres in one small area, leading to fragmentation of the Burngreave community.

Those present called for education providers, including smaller community providers, to come together and share premises. This would ensure universally high quality provision and effective pathways to Sheffield College and other mainstream provision.

If you would like to join the debate on Neighbourhood Learning Centres in Burngreave, come to the next Adult Learners Working Group Meeting, 1.00-3.00pm Thursday 5th September, 14 Burngreave Road.

Competition Winners from Multicultural Festival

The competitions were held at the BNDfC stall at the Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival on Sunday,
7th July 2002; Omair Mahmood and Declan Bond were the winners of the BNDfC Wordsearch competition.
Simone Owen was the winner of
the New Deal Quiz. Well done, we hope you all enjoyed your prize!