Get started in work with Sector Routeways

Through our Skills and Employability service, you can access information and advice on how to unlock the benefits of learning and working.

Our Sector Routeways programme has been funded by the European Social Fund and provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience working in a range of sectors, including:

  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Care
  • Youth Work
  • Hair/Beauty
  • Bespoke training packages

Starting on Monday 6 February, you’ll learn how to operate a forklift truck and develop your confidence in operating safely within a work based environment. At the end of the training, you’ll undertake a recognised forklift truck qualification which will help you to apply for jobs requiring this qualification.

This training takes place at Oakwell Training Academy, near the Barnsley Metrodome. Training is over five full days from Monday to Friday.

If you’re aged 19 and over, live in the Barnsley area, and you’re not currently working, you can apply at or call 01226 775100.

To find out the full range of support that Barnsley’s Skills and Employability can offer and to get in touch with a friendly advisor, visit

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