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Summer Academy 2021 Bookings Now Open…

Summer Academy 2021 Bookings Now Open…

8th April 2021
We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for our Summer Academy taking place this summer!   After offering a virtual experience last year, for 2021 we plan to return with a hands-on experience subject to government guidelines. This year we will be running three academies, Monday to Thursday based at a […]
Launch of Operation Vulcan – An Innovative Project for Primary and Secondary Schools

Launch of Operation Vulcan – An Innovative Project for Primary and Secondary Schools

26th March 2021
During Get up to Speed with STEM this week, The Work-wise Foundation have launched Operation Vulcan which is an innovative project for primary and secondary schools. Seventy years ago, Britain led the world in aircraft design. The Avro Vulcan is the iconic example from that era of aerospace engineering at its world best. It has an […]
THE WORK-WISE FOUNDATION IS KICKSTARTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

THE WORK-WISE FOUNDATION IS KICKSTARTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

22nd March 2021
Over the last few weeks we have seen some of our first Kickstart applicants begin their placements with employers.   Both Chimo Holdings and Footprint Tools took on their first kickstart employee this month. Chimo Holdings is a premier British manufacturer, blending traditional Sheffield craftsmanship with modern technology to produce an impressive range of the […]
COVID-19 Update – 5th January 2020

COVID-19 Update – 5th January 2020

5th January 2021
The Work-wise Foundation will remain open for business during the 3rd national lockdown announced by the Prime Minister last night. Our team are working from home part-time and will respond to any queries as soon as possible during their working hours.  We will endeavour to continue to work with schools on a remote basis to […]
The Work-wise Foundation is approved by DWP as Gateway for Government Kickstart Scheme

The Work-wise Foundation is approved by DWP as Gateway for Government Kickstart Scheme

17th December 2020
Last week, The Work-wise Foundation received the news that they are now fully approved as a Gateway for the Government Kickstart Scheme. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for […]
Launch of Innovation Challenge in partnership with CityFibre, Rotherham Titans RUFC & AND Digital

Launch of Innovation Challenge in partnership with CityFibre, Rotherham Titans RUFC & AND Digital

10th December 2020
The Work-wise Foundation are launching a new Innovation Challenge for 2021 offered exclusively to Rotherham Secondary Schools. Bringing together the worlds of Technology (CityFibre), Health and Fitness (Rotherham Titans RUFC), design and innovation (AND Digital) you are invited to enter teams of students to participate in a Challenge to design an App for Rotherham to […]
GET UP TO SPEED LAUNCHES FIRST EVER WEEK-LONG VIRTUAL EVENT

GET UP TO SPEED LAUNCHES FIRST EVER WEEK-LONG VIRTUAL EVENT

30th November 2020
Get Up to Speed with STEM, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction careers spectacular usually held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, is pleased to announce the launch of its first ever virtual showcase. Organised by The work-wise Foundation and taking place from 22nd – 26th March 2021, […]
School children set to support Vulcan XH558’s Operation Safeguard

School children set to support Vulcan XH558’s Operation Safeguard

23rd November 2020
A new innovative four-way partnership led by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is set to inspire the next generation of engineers in a project that supports the Trust’s latest fundraising drive – Operation Safeguard. The project will see CBE+, a specialist precision engineering sub-contractor, join forces with The Work-wise Foundation to engage with […]
First Ever Virtual Summer Academy is A Hit With Pupils

First Ever Virtual Summer Academy is A Hit With Pupils

28th September 2020
The first ever virtual Work-wise Foundation annual Summer Academy has been hailed a huge success by attendees and schools taking part in the event. The 2020 Virtual Summer Academy, which took place from 3rd to 20th August, attracted students from 10 schools across the Sheffield City Region; with 35% boys and 65% girls attending from […]
The Work-wise Foundation Scoops Top Business Award

The Work-wise Foundation Scoops Top Business Award

6th December 2019
The Work-wise Foundation is celebrating after winning the prestigious Special Recognition Award at the 18th annual Sheffield Business Awards. Two of the organisation’s three founders, John Barber and Janice Richardson, were presented with the accolade during a glittering ceremony held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, in December, which was attended by more than 900 people from businesses […]
King Ecgbert’s School supported by Rollem wins Innovation Challenge 2019

King Ecgbert’s School supported by Rollem wins Innovation Challenge 2019

4th April 2019
Rollem teamed up with King Ecgbert’s School in Sheffield for the 2019 IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Innovation Challenge run by The work-wise Foundation.  The annual challenge sees a business set a team from the school a real workplace problem to solve. The team have three months to come up with a solution with […]
South Yorkshire Pupils secure work placements following interview programme

South Yorkshire Pupils secure work placements following interview programme

25th January 2018
A group of 60 pupils, on the Better Learners Better Workers (BLBW) Cutlers’ Ambassadors programme, delivered by The Work-wise Foundation, have each secured a two-week work placement with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. Over a three-day period, these pupils from seven schools across South Yorkshire, attended Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield, where they were subject to […]

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