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Former BLBW Ambassador vists King Edward VII School to talk about his apprenticeship with Forgemasters

17 April 2023

Today, our Y9 Ambassadors at King Edward VII School, had a great morning with Marcus Scholey, an Apprentice from Sheffield Forgemasters. The Company are capable of producing the largest and most technically challenging cast and forged steel components in the…

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Bowmer + Kirkland Construction visit to Chaucer School

17 April 2023

Today our BLBW Ambassadors from Chaucer School had an Employer encounter with Bowmer + Kirkland Construction. They heard about the Company’s plans to become Net Zero by 2040, about the local project they are working on at West bar In…

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NHS Preventative Medicine Final

17 April 2023

On the 1st March, BLBW hosted an event for our BLBW Ambassadors at the Cutlers Hall. Students from 10 schools across South Yorkshire came to the hall to present their preventive medicine projects to a team of managers from the NHS.…

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BLBW Ambassadors visit Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited

05 August 2022

Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors from King Edward VII School in Sheffield, recently attended a site visit to Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited. The students were very excited to get fully kitted out in PPE before embarking on a tour of…

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Skills achievements of Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield teenagers recognised at prestigious Awards ceremony

10 March 2020

Over 70 Year 11 students from Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley schools and Academies were recognised for their achievements on an employment skills programme at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted at the Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, on 26 February. The students, known…

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Ambassadors learn about careers in sport at Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium

04 March 2020

Eighty-six Ambassadors on the Better Leaners Better Workers (BLBW) programme spent a day of their February half term holiday at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster learning about the wide range of careers within sport. The venue is home to the…

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New BLBW Ambassadors put their presentation skills to the test

08 November 2019

A new cohort of Year 9 and Year 10 Ambassadors spent a day of their October half term at the prestigious Cutlers Hall in Sheffield, where they were welcomed to the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) programme and found out…

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BLBW Ambassadors learn the architectural process on studio visit

08 October 2019

As part of the Construction and the Built Environment Strand, the Year 10 Ambassadors from Chaucer School were lucky enough to be invited to the studios of  Coda,  one of the Architects working with Sheffield Housing Company. The Ambassadors were…

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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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