Tag: Employers

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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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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IET Innovation Challenge 2019 Launch

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 up to Speed with STEM on Wednesday 27th March 2019...

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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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IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

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. The 12 schools will be working on a bespoke project...

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Chris Hudson, Chair of Trustees, Awarded MBE In New Year Honours

Many congratulations to our Chair of Trustees, Chris Hudson of Chimo Holdings who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to Exports and Investment in Sheffield. He received the award at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by his three daughters, from HRH The Prince of Wales. The company employs 14 people and manufactures cutlery, gallery trays, silver and giftware. The company...

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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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