Launch of Sector Routeways Programme for Engineering & Manufacturing

The Work-wise Foundation will deliver a series of programmes to job-seekers aspiring to a career in Engineering and Manufacturing on behalf of Sheffield City Council.


The first programme will commence in July, and will see 20 individuals attend two weeks of training led by The Work-wise Foundation and then go on to complete two weeks of work experience within the Engineering or Manufacturing Sector. This will be followed by a further 3 programmes taking place before April 2022, seeing a total of 80 individuals being inspired by the world of work.


The programme is designed to help the unemployed gain insight into the various roles and opportunities within the industry. It will provide them with the basic knowledge and skills they need to succeed and showcase traditional and advanced engineering and manufacturing.


Those who attend will receive a variety of classroom-based training, primarily based at Magna Science Adventure Centre.  This will include company visits, career stories from those working in the sector and interactive activities. The aim is to equip participants with the basic knowledge, skills and understanding that employers within the sector are looking for.


Following this, they will go on to complete two weeks of work experience at an engineering or manufacturing business based within the local area.


In order to apply to take part in the programme, participants must be aged 18 or over, unemployed and able to travel to training and work placement destinations.


The training will be delivered by The Work-wise Foundation, a non-profit, employer-led initiative for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related sectors with the aim of developing young peoples knowledge, skills and aptitude readying them for the world of employment. The programme is also supported by Made in Sheffield and The Cutlers Company in Hallamshire.


Sheffield City Council are running a series of Sector Routeways Programmes for a variety of sectors, which is funded by the European Social Fund.


John Barber, CEO of The Work-wise Foundation says: “We are thrilled to be working with Sheffield City Council to deliver this important programme which will inspire and enthuse those looking for work, and hopefully lead to their employment in the near future.”


To enquiries or an informal discussion about the programme please contact Sheffield City Council at For more detailed information on the programme, please click here to download the flyer.