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 works with many of their Freeman such as Sheffield Forgemasters or ITM Power.
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
- 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