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: 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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Case study: Josh Kirk, Year 11 Engineering Ambassador, Westfield School, Sheffield

Josh joined the Cutlers' Better Learners, Better Workers programme Engineering strand at the start of Year 9 in 2015. Westfield School has been taking part in the programme since 2012, offering Healthcare, Arts & Culture, Engineering and Digital sector strands. Last year, 150 Ambassadors took part at Westfield. Josh, now…

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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 Programme at Westfield School

Westfield is an 11-16 comprehensive school on the South East of Sheffield with over 1350 students on roll. The school has a very clear focus on a balanced and inclusive education that will allow every student to thrive.

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Ambassadors Develop Skills With Barclays Digital Eagles

27 December 2017

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors recently visited Barclays Bank on Pinstone Street, Sheffield, to see computer science in action at the bank. The session, delivered by Barclay’s Digital Eagles, covered different aspects including: roles and opportunities in the sector, how…

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Ambassador Donates Enterprise Challenge Profits to Support Local Children at Christmas

22 December 2017

Y9 Ambassador, Ami, of Yewlands Academy recently took part in an Enterprise challenge which was showcased at Magna Science Adventure Centre in December. She impressed teachers and peers at the showcase, where Ambassadors demonstrated and sold products they had been…

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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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