The Better Learners Better Workers programme is working across a range of different industry sectors. The approach is consistent but flexible.
The way it works is that each sector has a lead organisation that delivers the programme activities and facilitates the visits and work experience within the sector. That may be a partnership of a university or employer and a specialist facilitator used to brokering industry/business partnerships. For example in the Engineering sector, the Company of Cutlers is the lead organisation and Work Wise is the sector specialist facilitator.
Each sector programme includes:
- Three whole-day programmes – Team Building, Skills Matter and World of Work – which have a generic structure that can be adapted to suit each employment sector
- Employer visits that are intended to raise awareness of the range and scope of the sector, the career opportunities and the work skills that they require
- Work experience elements that are intended to provide an in-depth opportunity for students to see the sector at work, undertake project activities and develop work skills
- Pathway Sessions to provide the ambassadors with careers information, advice and guidance on the world of work, apprenticeships, Post-16, and Further and Higher Education opportunities