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: Barry Cunliffe, Finance Director at Tinsley Bridge

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Case study: Kelsey Parker, Former Engineering Ambassador at Westfield School

Kelsey Parker joined the Better Learners Better Workers programme because her dad works in the engineering sector and she wanted to find out more about working in the sector, and develop her confidence. The Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing programme is where the Better Learners Better Workers scheme all began, with…

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Case study: Ryan, Digital Sector Ambassador at Westfield School

Westfield School student Ryan is a Gold Ambassador on the Better Learners Better Workers programme. He was awarded the Star Gold Ambassador award for his hard work and progress on the Digital Technology sector strand of the programme which gives students in Years 9 and 10 an insight into the…

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Case study: Arts & Culture Sector Visit at CAST, Waterdale Doncaster

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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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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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