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: Francesca Clarke, Former NHS/Healthcare Ambassador

Francesca Clarke participated in the Better Learners Better Workers healthcare programme working with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. She now works at the Northern General Hospital after completing the programme and then taking on a Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship with the hospital which led to her current role as…

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Case study: Better Learners Better Workers Culture & Arts Programme with Sanctuary Housing

Residents at Sanctuary Care’s Park View Residential Care Home in Sicey Avenue were treated to a performance on Tuesday 8th March by Culture and Arts Ambassadors on the latest Better Learners Better Workers programme.

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Case study: Stocksbridge High School

After four years, Stocksbridge High School is a veteran of the Better Learners Better Workers Programme. To begin with, Year 10 and 11 students participated, but experience suggested it was better to start earlier so interviews are now held in Year 8 and students start in Year 9 with a…

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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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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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Ambassadors Discover Digital Sector Jobs at Jaywing

09 August 2018

Digital Industries Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme recently visited Jaywing’s offices in Sheffield to see how a large marketing agency uses digital technology to advertise and promote the work of its client businesses. Jaywing employs over 600…

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Digital Industries Ambassadors Apply Technology to Healthcare

09 July 2018

Better Learners Better Workers Digital Industries Ambassadors visited Hallamshire Hospital’s Innovation Hub in June to see how technology is transforming healthcare. The organisation employs 16,000 staff on 5 hospital sites across Sheffield, Chesterfield, Barnsley and Doncaster, with 22 smaller healthcare…

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Tech-savvy 14-year-old blazes a trail for young tech talent at 3Squared

18 June 2018

A 14-year old Computer Science student from Westfield School, Sheffield, put his tech savviness to the test recently during a sought-after two-week work experience with Sheffield-based software developer 3Squared. So impressed was the company that they are now looking at…

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