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: Former Ambassador, Joshua Straw

We caught up with Better Learners Better Workers Ambassador Joshua Straw who kindly agreed to have a quick chat about his position in the NHS as a Clerical Apprentice.

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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: 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: 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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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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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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