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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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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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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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Variety is the Spice of Tech Life

18 June 2018

Twelve 14-year-old Digital Technology Ambassadors got the inside track on life in the digital tech sector on a visit in June to one of Sheffield’s hotspots for tech businesses, Sheffield Technology Parks. The Ambassadors from All Saints Catholic High School…

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