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Apprenticeship in Customer Services

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship in Customer Services at South Yorkshire Pensions Authority.


Apprenticeships combine practical training with paid employment. An opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to build up knowledge and skills.


If you’re an enthusiastic and motivated individual then this may be of interest to you.


Customer Service Apprentice LS10 41 | The Source Skills Academy 

Date 15/07/2021    

Proud signatories of the net zero pension statement

The underlying investments of pension and other retirement schemes carry extensive, diverse and complex exposure to climate outcomes. Whether related to physical, transition or litigation risks resulting from climate change, these may result in significant business disruption, ‘stranded assets’ and a resultant devaluation of the investment.

Increasingly, the adoption of a net zero strategy is seen as a fundamental part of the response to these risks. This is why our chair Councilor John Mounsey has signed the A4S Pension Fund Chair Net Zero Statement of Support to demonstrate our commitment to achieve Net Zero.


We believe this is a prudent step in our consideration of a range of responses to net zero alignment, protecting our members’ money from the potential economic impacts of climate change and leveraging investment opportunities created by the global transition to a net zero economy.


The Statement of Support commits us, within 12 months of signing, to:


  • • Committing to set net zero targets.
  • • Ensuring our direct service providers support this ambition.
  • • Being an active shareholder across all relevant asset classes we invest in.
  • • Collaborating with our peers to innovate ways to bring influence to bear in the interest of our members.
  • • Attempting to understand climate risk in a holistic manner and to manage these risk factors within our investment portfolios, including physical and transition risks.



The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) has worked with members of its Asset Owners Network to produce guidance for scheme trustees on the practical steps to setting a net zero strategy. To find out more visit the A4S website


Net Zero Statement of Support logo


Date 14/07/2021    

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority Completes Latest Local Development Loan

South Yorkshire Pensions Authority Completes Latest Local Development Loan to Bring a Landmark Sheffield Site back into use



South Yorkshire Pensions Authority has completed a £10.7m loan to developer Capital and Centric to support the building out of the iconic Grade II listed Eyewitness and Ceylon Works sites on Milton Street Sheffield.





Read the press release here 



Date 16/06/2021    

Recruiting now

Check out the exciting opportunities we have available at the Authority now!

Date 14/06/2021    

Paris Aligned Investment Initiative - New commitments launch

We are pleased to join investors looking after $1.9 trillion in assets in signing the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative’s Net Zero Asset Owner Commitment to support us on our journey to becoming net zero by 2030.


More details here: Paris Aligned Investment Initiative – Investing for a net zero future



Investing for a net zero future Investment Initiative


Date 08/06/2021