Wednesday, 27 January 2016
"When it comes to recruiting young people, most employers, particularly smaller businesses, value experience above all other criteria. Too few young people are gaining experience of the world of work while still at school, college or university. This is contributing to fewer employers recruiting young people and finding that many of those are not adequately prepared for the world of work."
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
'Made in Sheffield' developed as a response to concerns expressed by employers about school leavers lack of employability skills and builds on evidence and research about what local employers need and the skills that young people need to succeed in work.
Thursday, 21 January 2016
I was in Sheffield again yesterday with colleagues from the Cutlers' "Made in Sheffield" engineering schools who have worked with us, over the last three years, to develop this unique programme. A programme which helps young people develop skills, attributes and character and understand that anything can be achieved with persistence, determination and hard work.
I was in Sheffield this morning meeting with the Cutlers' Education Committee which is guiding the engineering strand of the Cutlers' Made in Sheffield scheme.