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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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: Back to the Future Skills Day at Magna Science Adventure Park

Ambassadors from across South Yorkshire attended a 'Back to the Future' Skills Day at Magna on the 1st and 2nd November, where they learnt about the history of engineering in the local area and worked on their World of Work 'WOW' Factor Skills. Find out more in this video case…

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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 Construction Programme at Henry Boot

Adeana Raper is Employment and Skills Manager at Henry Boot Construction, one of four major construction companies that have grouped together with the Go Construct careers advice scheme to support the Better Learners Better Workers programme.

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Case study: Barry Cunliffe, Finance Director at Tinsley Bridge

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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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