Tag: Careers

Kickstart Scheme: How are Dan & Sam settling in at Tecomet?

This week we’ve been catching up with two of our kickstart placements, Dan Green and Sam Hatton-Price, on how they have been settling in at Tecomet.   Founded in 1963, Tecomet is the market leading provider of manufacturing solutions for complex, high-precision products and services for the Medical Device and Aerospace & Defense markets. Tecomet operates seventeen (17) global manufacturing...

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

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 impressive list of technical innovations includes being the first...

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THE WORK-WISE FOUNDATION IS KICKSTARTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

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 finest quality cutlery, gallery...

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How A Moment of Confidence Can Change Your Life by Dan Habbershaw

Dan Habbershaw, MEng Aerospace Engineering Graduate, talks about how Get up to Speed with STEM (GUTS) and The Work-wise Foundation helped open opportunities he never thought were possible: On May 3rd 2018, members of The Sheffield Engineering Academy, SELA, watched on as a box containing 100s of stamp cards collected from young students at Get Up To Speed with STEM were launched 100,000 feet into...

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Launch of Kickstart Scheme Support Programme

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 contributions...

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First Ever Virtual Summer Academy is A Hit With Pupils

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 a mix of backgrounds including 37% from Black Minority and Ethnic...

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South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

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, technology and the manufacturing industries,...

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

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 university. Pictured...

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South Yorkshire Pupils secure work placements following interview programme

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 in-depth interviews...

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