Employment Support @

Community Space

a space in the community to go and be listened to.

Here at Community Space, our team are experienced and qualified in providing information, advice and guidance for people who are wanting support to find work. We can help with CV development, training and retraining opportunities, volunteering and work experience opportunities to enhance your skills and build your confidence. Interview preparation, including mock interviews and support with interview clothing and in work support to ‘settle in’.

We pride ourselves in supporting people to prepare for work and find the job that’s right for you. Whether you have health issues, have been unemployed for a long time or have a history of offending, we’re here to help. Come and chat with us and find out more.

We can meet you in our welcoming office space, all our team are friendly and approachable and you’ll receive one to one support to help you progress, feel more confident at interviews and find the job for you.

We are able to provide a range of services to help you overcome any issues or barriers; housing, debt, benefits advice and health and well-being support.

We are a registered CITB Test Centre and have our own CSCS Test centre and can help you prepare for your CSCS test which enables you to work in a construction environment. We can support you to develop a career in Health and Social care, hospitality and much more.

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CITB Approved Centre

Manor and Castle Development Trust (Employment Services Limited) is accredited to the Matrix quality standard for information advice and guidance services.

Identification Number C11965

Book in for your CSCS Card test with us

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We are a CITB CSCS approved test centre and can book you in for your test and have information on construction courses in Sheffield and surrounding areas. Our test centre is easily accessible, has free parking and a warm and welcoming environment.

We are Youth Hub

Seeing young people from the age of 18 to 24

Find employment and training along with a motivational approach designed to help people make positive change to help them move closer to work.

Everyone will receive one to one individual tailored support and informed of current opportunities to help them progress.

Find out more

Call us on: 0114 265 5145 or
email: employmentteam@manorandcastle.org.uk

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The future is on the right track

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The future is on the right track Through support of the Youth Hub Programme run at Community Space, Tyler Smedley (21), the future is looking great as he starts his new career in

What our clients say

“I  want you to know how grateful I am for the outstanding help you and you your colleagues at Manor and Castle has given to me.   I appreciate all the hard work, time, effort and so much willingness you put into preparing my CV to finding me a job. So many applications and work searches since 8th of July, Training & provision of device, legal help with referral to citizens advice bureau,  financial assistance,  and most important  (Emotional Support), confidence building, believing in me, to interview preparations. The list goes on.

Not only were you very professional,  but also very friendly easy to talk to and love to help.  For that I am grateful and I say thank you.  I can go on, but I just want say you and your colleagues are doing a wonderful job.  Saving people from frustration by helping them into work.

Thank you very much. Keep up the good job. “


“Manor and Castle Development Trust work club produced an excellent CV for me along with excellent cover note. They also helped me to apply for job vacancies. If it had not been for the work club I would not have found the job I recently started”


“There is nothing I can say that will make it better as the service they offer is 100% and the people here are just lovely and very welcoming”


“I hope and pray that this team get good funding to stay at Manor Park Community Space because they are the best qualified team who can help people back into work. The team at Manor & Castle give excellent service-absolutely fantastic! You will not find anywhere who give a better service. Twice they have helped me find work”


“I think it provides good service because it helps you look for jobs, gives you the help and support you need for looking for jobs and helps with your c.v.”



“All the staff were wonderful, very helpful, supportive and it was apparent that they worked as a team, all with good communication to myself and each other”


Outstanding Support

Provider of the year Award 2020,
sponsored by ICONI Software

Manor & Castle Development Trust Ltd

Opportunity Sheffield’s Provider of the Year 2020 - Manor & Castle Development Trust Ltd

Programme Manager John Powell

“During a challenging 12 month period our Provider of the Year has done what it always does, providing a beacon of hope in its local community. Where possible its doors have remained open to welcome people in and provide the employment, education and wellbeing support they so desperately need.

“As Opportunity Sheffield, the Council worked with this provider on a series of different projects this year, notably Sheffield’s Working and ESF Pathways. They have proven to be one of our most consistent performers, both in terms of recruiting individuals onto programme and achieving positive outcomes for their clients.

Adviser of the year Award 2020,
sponsored by IEP

Karen Beaumont

Opportunity Sheffield’s Adviser of the year Award 2020 - Karen Beaumont

Programme Manager John Powell

“This year’s Adviser of the Year ticks all of the boxes. Working across two different projects over the last 12 months, this person proved to be a highly consistent and reliable performer, with an energy and enthusiasm matched by no little skill or endeavour.

How we can help

Our employment team are able to provide help and support with:

  • Job searching,
  • CVs,
  • Interview skills,
  • Careers advice,
  • Help with applications and training searches.

The provision is FREE and confidential.

If interested in finding out more or to book onto a work club provision please call 0114 265 5145