Coronavirus impact: information for businesses
This page outlines advice for businesses dealing with disruption caused by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to update this page regularly.
We understand your business may be going through a very challenging time and we want to assure you that we will continue to support you throughout this difficult period.
We have contacted all apprentices to outline the revised approach to delivery and advise how apprentices can engage, interact and access materials.
We are using virtual tools such as Zoom and WebEx as well as the online collaboration tools built into our BlackBoard site. This means your apprentice(s) will need access to the internet to continue their training.
Course leaders will be in touch with apprentices where there are changes to assessment. Changes will be communicated via our Blackboard site.
If your apprentice is furloughed they should contact their Work Based Coach who can help with any enquiries about their study.
We are continuing to adapt our delivery of teaching and learning in line with the latest guidance from Government. We will keep all our employer partners up to date on any changes to our delivery as and when changes are implemented. If you have any further questions about apprenticeships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access our University-wide risk assessment(PDF, 300.8KB)
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
We have contacted all industry partners and KTP Associates to advise and consult on appropriate approaches to project delivery. Where possible Associates should observe their industrial partner's local response to coronavirus.
If this is not possible, Associates should contact both their industrial lead and supervising academics to make decisions based upon their individual circumstances.
Students on placement should observe their placement providers’ local response to coronavirus. Academic support for placements will be delivered wherever possible by email, phone and video conference.
We have dedicated placement information and advice for our students and we would encourage you to share this with any placement students you have. It is also a useful tool to familiarise yourself with the information your placement students are receiving.
In consultation with our consortium and external partners, we are committed to providing appropriate levels of support, advice and guidance to regional SMEs. Our digital webinar has been adapted to include COVID-19 related guidance and training where necessary.
Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP)
SIP continues to deliver regional support to the Sheffield City Region together with the districts of Chesterfield, North-East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bassetlaw and Bolsover, during the coronavirus crisis. While some support and facilities may be limited, we are keen to explore opportunities to provide immediate support to businesses. For more information please visit the SIP website or email email@example.com.
Digital Innovation for Growth (DIfG)
DIfG continues to deliver regional support to the Sheffield City Region together with the districts of Chesterfield, North-East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bassetlaw and Bolsover, during the coronavirus pandemic. While some support and facilities may be limited, we are keen to explore opportunities to provide immediate support to businesses. For more information please visit the DIfG webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to contact our business support team
If you can’t find an answer on this page, contact email@example.com or 0114 225 5000.