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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Working with over 29 schools, academies and colleges across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

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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 Construction Programme at Henry Boot

Adeana Raper is Employment and Skills Manager at Henry Boot Construction, one of four major construction companies that have grouped together with the Go Construct careers advice scheme to support the Better Learners Better Workers programme.

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Case study: Barry Cunliffe, Finance Director at Tinsley Bridge

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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: 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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Launch of new Construction Programme for South Yorkshire Teenagers

20 February 2019

A new scheme supported by Keepmoat Homes and Sheffield Housing Company to give teenagers from South Yorkshire schools an insight into the construction industry was launched on Monday 11 February at the prestigious Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield.  Year 10 students…

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Arts and Culture Ambassadors one step closer to achieving Bronze Arts Award

11 February 2019

Arts and Culture Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme recently visited Priory Place Methodist Church in Doncaster for a ‘Music in the Round’ event. The purpose of the Arts and Culture programme, led by Ignite Imaginations, is…

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BLBW Ambassadors Explore STEM Possibilities

10 December 2018

Year 9 engineering ambassadors from two schools in Sheffield enjoyed a jam-packed morning exploring opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. On 4th December 20 Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme, from Sheffield Park Academy…

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New Year 9 Ambassadors get off to a flying start

05 November 2018

Over 60 young people from across South Yorkshire gathered at Sheffield’s prestigious Cutlers’ Hall on Tuesday 30thOctober to begin their journey on the ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’ employment skills programme. The young people aged 13 had been selected to take…

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