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: Josh, 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: 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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Case study: Better Learners Better Workers NHS Programme at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Yvonne Byrne is Community Engagement Manager at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Believed to be the largest of the NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals provide over 900,000 appointments and operations each year, as well as clinical education for medical students from the University of Sheffield.

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Case study: Ellys, Digital Sector Ambassador at Westfield School

Ellys is a Better Learners Better Workers Digital Sector Ambassador from Westfield School who started the programme with ambitions to become a Games Designer. However, Ellys now wishes to put the skills she has learnt on the programme towards becoming a Marine Biologist. On joining the programme, she said: “I…

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Skills achievements of Barnsley and Sheffield teenagers recognised at prestigious Awards ceremony

06 March 2019

Over 130 Year 11 students from Sheffield and Barnsley schools were recognised for their achievements on an employment skills programme at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted at the Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, on 27 February. The students, who had all completed…

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South Yorkshire teens give up a day’s holiday to build their work skills

22 February 2019

At the start of half-term holiday, over 90 teenagers from across South Yorkshire gathered at the Lifewise Centre near Rotherham to take part in a day of activities to build their job-ready skills. The ‘Skills Matter Day’ was organised by…

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Launch of new Construction and Built Environment 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 and built environment industry was launched on Monday 11 February at the prestigious Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield.…

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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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