The Better Learners Better Workers programme in Barnsley has been branded “Made in Barnsley”. In the first year of the programme, there are tasters of the world of work through three strands –  Healthcare, Engineering, and Construction. Ambassadors then choose what they want to specialise in for their second year on the programme.

Working with the fund holder and lead delivery partner for the Healthcare strand, Barnsley Healthcare Federation, the programme receives support from the Work-wise Foundation for the Engineering strand and Henry Boot for the Construction strand.

The business led programme would not be a success without the support and help from local business too, these include:

  • Naylors
  • Pressure Technologies
  • Cutting Technologies
  • 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment
  • Barnsley Football Club
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

We are delivering these programmes in the following schools:


Better Learners Better Workers