Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) is an employer-driven education programme helping young people develop knowledge, skills & behaviours to succeed in the workplace.

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In 2016 we are working with 600 young Ambassadors in 29 secondary schools, academies and colleges and 975 Y8 students on enrichment programmes in five centres of excellence.

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Employers & Businesses

Developing key skills that employers, partners and research across the Sheffield City Region have told us young people need to succeed at school, at work and in later life.

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Schools & Colleges

Working with over 29 secondary schools, academies and colleges across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

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Young People & Families

Young people develop and record key employment skills in a certified Skills Passport.

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Case study: Marie Cooper, Parker PEGL

Marie Cooper is a Better Learners Better Workers Business Champion working with Bradfield School. Recently promoted to Plant Manager at President Engineering Group (PEGL), now part of global manufacturing giant Parker Hannifin, Marie is convinced of the value of the Better Learners Better Workers programme for addressing the major skills…

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Case study: Better Learners Better Workers Participants Strike Gold

At the heart of ‘Better Learners Better Workers’ is the delivery of a high quality student Ambassador Programme in each employment sector. Each year, eight students are selected for an extra award, Gold Ambassador, to recognise outstanding progress, creativity and all round excellence. In 2015, there were Gold Ambassadors from…

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Case study: Sarah Ward, Joint Managing Director, Straaltechniek

Business leader Sarah Ward has been a Better Learners Better Workers Business Champion since 2014, working with Westfield School to support their focus on giving students the broader qualities and skills needed to succeed in life. Sarah decided to become a Business Champion because she wanted to help prepare young…

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Case study: Ryan, Digital Sector Ambassador at Westfield School

Westfield School student Ryan is a Gold Ambassador on the Better Learners Better Workers programme. He was awarded the Star Gold Ambassador award for his hard work and progress on the Digital Technology sector strand of the programme which gives students in Years 9 and 10 an insight into the…

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Ambassadors Discover Digital Sector Jobs at Jaywing

09 August 2018

Digital Industries Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme recently visited Jaywing’s offices in Sheffield to see how a large marketing agency uses digital technology to advertise and promote the work of its client businesses. Jaywing employs over 600…

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Digital Industries Ambassadors Apply Technology to Healthcare

09 July 2018

Better Learners Better Workers Digital Industries Ambassadors visited Hallamshire Hospital’s Innovation Hub in June to see how technology is transforming healthcare. The organisation employs 16,000 staff on 5 hospital sites across Sheffield, Chesterfield, Barnsley and Doncaster, with 22 smaller healthcare…

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Tech-savvy 14-year-old blazes a trail for young tech talent at 3Squared

18 June 2018

A 14-year old Computer Science student from Westfield School, Sheffield, put his tech savviness to the test recently during a sought-after two-week work experience with Sheffield-based software developer 3Squared. So impressed was the company that they are now looking at…

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Variety is the Spice of Tech Life

18 June 2018

Twelve 14-year-old Digital Technology Ambassadors got the inside track on life in the digital tech sector on a visit in June to one of Sheffield’s hotspots for tech businesses, Sheffield Technology Parks. The Ambassadors from All Saints Catholic High School…

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