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 Programme at Firth Park Academy

Firth Park Academy is an 11-16 comprehensive school in Shiregreen, to the north of the city centre. The Better Learners Better Workers programme is a core part how the Academy supports students to build their aspirations and strength of character. Better Learners Better Workers offers a standard programme tailored to…

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Case study: Back to the Future Skills Day at Magna Science Adventure Park

Ambassadors from across South Yorkshire attended a 'Back to the Future' Skills Day at Magna on the 1st and 2nd November, where they learnt about the history of engineering in the local area and worked on their World of Work 'WOW' Factor Skills. Find out more in this video case…

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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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Case study: Jake, Digital Sector Ambassador at Westfield School

Year 11 student, Jake, studying Computer Science GCSE at Westfield School, was awarded Gold Ambassador status for his creative work on the Better Learners Better Workers Digital Technology sector programme. On being presented with the award, Jake said: “I wasn’t told I had been nominated for the Gold Ambassador Award…

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Engineering Ambassadors Wow the Crowds at Get up to Speed

14 May 2018

Year 10 Engineering Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme wowed attendees at the annual Get Up To Speed event at Magna Science and Adventure Centre. The free event is an interactive showcase to inspire and inform young people…

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Digital Ambassadors Apply Tech and Security to Sport

17 April 2018

Digital Technology Sector Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme recently visited Ponds Forge to meet Mike Cook, Head of IT Services for Sheffield City Trust. The Trust and its subsidiaries are among the region’s largest leisure and entertainment…

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Young People Celebrated at Prestigious Awards Ceremony at Cutlers’ Hall

04 April 2018

Despite severe weather conditions, school pupils in Sheffield demonstrated their resilience, determination and GRIT by attending the Better Learners Better Workers Passport Ceremony at Cutler’s Hall on Wednesday 28th February. Better Learners Better Workers is an employer-led learning programme that…

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Young People Celebrated at Employer-Driven Skills Conference

06 March 2018

The first Better Learners Better Workers Conference took place at Cutlers’ Hall on Wednesday 28th February, where attendees celebrated the success of the world of work programme that is making a difference to thousands of young people and raising aspirations…

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