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: James Tear, Managing Director at Solpro Group

James Tear, Managing Director of The Solpro Group, is the Better Learners Better Workers Business Champion working with Stocksbridge High School. A veteran of the Better Learners Better Workers Programme, James has been involved from the outset in the Engineering strand. This was the first sector programme to be developed…

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Case study: Barry Cunliffe, Finance Director at Tinsley Bridge

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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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Case study: Ryan Howes, Gold Engineering Ambassador, Stocksbridge High School

Ryan is a graduate of the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing programme at Stockbridge High School and won a Better Learners Better Workers Gold Ambassador Award 2016 for Outstanding Achievement. Now in Year 11 focusing on his GCSEs, Ryan believes that the programme has equipped him with the necessary skills for…

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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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