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: Arts & Culture Sector Visit at CAST, Waterdale Doncaster

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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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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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Case study: Better Learners Better Workers Culture & Arts Programme with Sanctuary Housing

Residents at Sanctuary Care’s Park View Residential Care Home in Sicey Avenue were treated to a performance on Tuesday 8th March by Culture and Arts Ambassadors on the latest Better Learners Better Workers programme.

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ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN:

Engineering and Manufacturing Ambassadors Put Skills to the Test at Employer Interviews

04 December 2017

Y10 Engineering and Manufacturing Ambassadors recently took part in 1:1 interviews with local employers from the sector at the prestigious Cutlers’ Hall. The interviews saw Ambassadors put their communication and presentation skills to the test in order to secure their…

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Better Learners Better Workers Autumn Newsletter

06 November 2017

Read about what's in store for the Better Learners Better Workers programme across the Sheffield City Region for 2017/18 in our first Newsletter of the year. Read the Autumn Newsletter.

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Better Learners Better Workers Launches Across South Yorkshire For 2017/18

03 November 2017

Better Learners Better Workers activities have started taking place across South Yorkshire, with programmes running in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. This year, even more schools and employers are taking part, reaching even more young people. There are now programmes…

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Cutlers' Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors Discover Technology in the Health Service

03 August 2017

The Cutlers’ Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors visited the Hallamshire Hospital in July to see some of the uses of technology in the health service. The visit was organised by Tracey Scotter, Director of Informatics, who explained the technology challenges faced…

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