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: 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: Better Learners Better Workers Programme at Firth Park Academy

Firth Park Academy is an 11-16 comprehensive school in Shiregreen, to the north of the city centre. The Better Learners Better Workers programme is a core part how the Academy supports students to build their aspirations and strength of character. Better Learners Better Workers offers a standard programme tailored to…

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

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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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BLBW Ambassadors build their skills in timed challenge

06 June 2019

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from Sheffield Park Academy and Chaucer School successfully completed their second school workshop this week as part of the Better Learners Better Workers programme. Haydn Tomlinson, from Keepmoat Homes, and John Clephan, from Sheffield Housing…

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South Yorkshire teens get Army education in half term skills day

31 May 2019

Seventy Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers programme spent a day of their half term taking part in Army-led training activities hosted at Sheffield Park Academy. The “Skills Matter” day was aimed at developing confidence, communication and teamwork. The…

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BLBW Ambassadors explore construction development on site visit

01 May 2019

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from Sheffield Park Academy attended their first construction site visit to the Prince’s Gardens housing development in Sheffield. Vicky Penn, Planning Officer from Sheffield City Council, talked to the group about the intricacies and challenges…

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BLBW Ambassadors show their teamwork in a scaffolding challenge

08 April 2019

Year 10 Ambassadors on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) scheme took part recently in a scaffolding challenge run by Haydn Tomlinson from Keepmoat Homes! Workshops like this showcase the programme’s ability to impact on student behaviours, outcomes and achievements.…

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