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

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 its kind in the north. Attracting over 2,100 attendees in 2017 and expected to have another...

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More youngsters than ever join the Engineering and Manufacturing starting grid at Get up to Speed 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 Company Ltd, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, The Institution of Mechanical...

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The Work-wise Foundation featured in The Guardian

The Guardian highlights the impact of The Work-wise Foundation’s partnership with Hatfield Academy in engaging local SME’s to help inspire primary children about careers in STEM related occupations, as a national report from Teach First urges all SME’s to give  one day a year to work in schools to help children and young people understand and prepare for work. Read the full article...

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