Events

Launch of Kickstart Scheme Support Programme

Launch of Kickstart Scheme Support Programme

28th September 2020
The new government Kickstart scheme has been launched with incentives for employers to create thousands of high-quality paid work experience/job opportunities for young people (aged 16-24). Funding available for each job will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment […]
South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

1st April 2019
South Yorkshire hosted the largest private sector skills showcase event last week, which was attended by over 3,000 young people from 69 schools and involved over 90 businesses. The ‘Get up to Speed’ with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) event was designed to inspire students from 8 to 25 years about careers in science, […]
IET Innovation Challenge 2019 Launch

IET Innovation Challenge 2019 Launch

20th January 2019
The Work-wise Foundation has launched their Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Challenge for 2019, with 6 schools pairing up with with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. The 6 schools will be working on a bespoke project set out by the businesses with the teams presenting to a panel of industry judges at Get […]
Huge South Yorkshire exhibition aims to engineer a new generation of recruits

Huge South Yorkshire exhibition aims to engineer a new generation of recruits

20th April 2018
Faced with a huge recruitment shortfall, local engineering firms organised a one-day show to inspire children – but did it actually work? The sector has long battled an image problem, youngsters dreaming of easy fame on talent shows, the demise of government-sponsored training under Margaret Thatcher and allegedly out-of-touch teachers focused on sending youngsters to […]
IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

9th January 2018
Two launch days were required to accommodate the numbers and were held  on Monday 8th January at AMRC Training Centre, and Tuesday 23rd January at Magna, Rotherham. This year there are 12 teams of students have teamed up with 12 companies. Students aged 13-16  have been teamed up with  local engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses. […]
Regional Employers Driving the Skills Agenda and helping youngsters Get up to Speed with STEM

Regional Employers Driving the Skills Agenda and helping youngsters Get up to Speed with STEM

4th November 2017
Get up to Speed will make a welcome return to its now well-established home at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, on Wednesday 18th April 2018. This high profile, interactive event, started in 2011 and moved to Magna in 2015, since when it has grown into what is believed to be the largest event of […]
More youngsters than ever join the Engineering and Manufacturing starting grid at Get up to Speed 2017

More youngsters than ever join the Engineering and Manufacturing starting grid at Get up to Speed 2017

1st May 2017
Over 2,100 young people and those who influence them attended the 7th Annual Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing event at Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham on 26th April. It proved to be the largest and most interactive yet. Driven by the regions employers and sponsored by AESSEAL plc, Sheffield Tooling […]
3i Innovation Competition 2017 Launch

3i Innovation Competition 2017 Launch

24th January 2017
The launch event held on Monday 23rd January at AMRC-Training Centre, Rotherham saw 9 teams of students teamed up with 9 companies. Year 7 to 11 students from a secondary school are teamed up with a local engineering, manufacturing or technology business to work on a real-life industry specific innovation challenge set by the company.  The […]
Summer Camp Students Celebrate Graduation at Cutlers’ Hall

Summer Camp Students Celebrate Graduation at Cutlers’ Hall

1st September 2016
Last week saw an evening of celebration to recognise the achievements of the 26, 2016 work-wise Summer Camp graduates at The Cutlers’ Hall. The work-wise Summer Camp graduates were joined by family members, teachers, business representatives, Trustees of work-wise and Leadership Forum members. The Summer Camp programme is for 14 to 18 year olds to […]
STEMfest marks ‘dynamic learning’ at a Sheffield academy

STEMfest marks ‘dynamic learning’ at a Sheffield academy

9th August 2016
STEMfest, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, marked the end of a whole year’s focus on exciting learning for pupils at Sheffield’s Hatfield Academy. Dynamic and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) projects for pupils have been designed to spark their interest in the subjects, and help them appreciate the vast range […]
Hatfield School visit Naylor Industries

Hatfield School visit Naylor Industries

14th June 2016
Naylor’s COO Bridie Warner-Adsetts and colleagues hosted a group of school children from Hatfield Academy on an industry visit to Naylor’s Cawthorne manufacturing site as part of the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education programme. Naylor is committed to supporting a range of programmes delivered by The Work-Wise Foundation – supporting the future […]
Youngsters improve their job prospects by attending Get up to Speed

Youngsters improve their job prospects by attending Get up to Speed

4th May 2016
For many young people attending Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing (GUTS) literally changed their lives. Now in its 7th year GUTS is the largest event in the region showcasing careers in engineering, manufacturing and technology in a fun and interactive way. A range of the region’s top companies in the sector are […]

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