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 29 secondary schools, academies and colleges, 600 Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors and 975 Y8 students on enrichment programmes in five Lead Schools.

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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: 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: Amy-Jo Laycock, Computer Science Ambassador

Amy-Jo Laycock from All Saints Catholic High School, gained a place on the Better Learners Better Workers programme as a Computer Science Ambassador. Now studying a Computer Science A Level in the sixth form, during her time as an Ambassador she developed industry and employability skills which gave her the…

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Connor at Clarity Information Solutions

Case study: Former Better Learners Better Workers Ambassador, Connor Glynn

Former Better Learners Better Workers Ambassador Connor Glynn was looking forward to a promising future when we caught up with him in 2015, after he had joined high tech Clarity Information Solutions as a Web Developer Apprentice.

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Case study: Better Learners Better Workers NHS Programme at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Yvonne Byrne is Community Engagement Manager at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Believed to be the largest of the NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals provide over 900,000 appointments and operations each year, as well as clinical education for medical students from the University of Sheffield.

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Cutlers’ Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors recognised at prestigious awards ceremony

05 June 2017

Over 120 Cutlers’ Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted at the Cutlers’ Hall. The Skills Passport Awards ceremony is the culmination of the Better Learners Better Workers programme, which works with students aged 13-16…

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Action Packed Programme Provides Work Ready Skills to Computer Science Ambassadors

24 May 2017

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors on the Computer Science strand have enjoyed a series of challenging masterclasses at the University of Sheffield, as well as an array of exciting visits to workplaces. Y9 Ambassadors enjoyed a series of sessions at…

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Emergency Services Ambassadors Put Skills to the Test on Fire Training Ground

17 May 2017

Emergency Services Ambassadors from Outwood Academy put their skills to the test at a training session with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue on Wednesday 10th May,  as part of the Cutlers' Better Workers Better Learners programme. Throughout the day, the students…

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Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors Steal the Show at National Education Conference

12 May 2017

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors were stars of the show at the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) ‘Joining the Dots’ Conference on Wednesday 10th May at the English Institute of Sport. Young people from The Dearne ALC, Westfield School and…

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