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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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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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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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Summer Camp Students Celebrate Graduation at Cutlers’ Hall

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 provide a real taste and experience of...

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

The 6th Annual work-wise Get up to Speed with engineering and manufacturing event takes place on Wednesday 20th April 2016. The event will return for a 2nd year to The Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham following the tremendous success in 2015 when the event attracted almost 2,000 visitors. Driven by the regions employers and supported by founding sponsors Tata Steel and The Institution...

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