Tag: Personal Development

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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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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STEMfest marks ‘dynamic learning’ at a Sheffield academy

STEMfest, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, marked the end of a whole year’s focus on exciting learning for pupils at Sheffield’s Hatfield Academy. Dynamic and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) projects for pupils have been designed to spark their interest in the subjects, and help them appreciate the vast range of potential careers that can result...

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Parker mentors engineers of the future in schools’ challenge

Staff from Parker in Sheffield have been involved with a mentoring project with Bradfield Technical College, which is helping to inspire young engineers for the future. The technical college took part, alongside eight other South Yorkshire schools, in the ‘Get up to Speed’ (GUTS) Innovation and Design challenge and Parker worked with two teams, the first was tasked with designing a cleaning...

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Newburgh Precision hosts visit from Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassadors

Early in January 2016 20, 14 to 15 year old, Year 10 pupils from Bradfield School and Westfield School’s visited Newburgh Precision in Rotherham as part of The Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassador programme which provides experience of real businesses in action. The pupils had a presentation from Managing Director, David Greenan, on the range of work that Newburgh Precision undertake for sectors...

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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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Rollem hosts work experience students from Stocksbridge High School

During July, Ben Ratcliffe, 14 and Jack Turner, 15 both from Stocksbridge High School completed two weeks on work placement at Rollem as part of the Made in Sheffield Ambassadors programme. Rollem is an international print finishing machine designer and manufacturer with 80% of its production being for export with the largest market being the USA. Whilst at Rollem Ben and Jack’s duties were...

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Launch of Apprentice Coaching Programme

A new initiative inspired and championed by Chairman, Kevin Parkin sees The Work-wise Foundation teaming up with Bev Lockwood to support local manufacturers with their succession planning, through coaching apprentices who are showing potential of becoming one of the next generation of business leaders. Bev Lockwood of Unlocked Ltd is a leadership coach who works with senior business and next generation...

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