The Cutlers Ambassador Programme

Engineering and manufacturing strand

work-wise has pioneered and delivers the engineering strand of The Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Programme. Through the work-wise Foundation, engineering, manufacturing and other employers are connected to a group of schools supporting a range of interactive, employer focussed interventions to broaden the school and students understanding of the world of work and skills required to succeed.

What does it involve?


At the heart of Made in Sheffield is the concept of student Ambassadors, aged 13-16 who are given a rich range of experiences both in school and in the workplace to develop their job-ready skills and attitudes and their sector-specific understanding.


The Ambassadors promote employment sectors to their peers and showcase young people’s talents and abilities. At the end of the programme, each Ambassador gains an employer-endorsed skills passport.


Developed in partnership and delivered by work-wise the programme embeds work skills into the curriculum through real-life industry projects and training sessions, work placements, internships, and greater engagement between employers and schools. The whole programme is backed up by a strong quality and skills framework which have been co-created by businesses and education.


What do I do if I'm interested?


Contact us at [email protected] or call 0114 2212 251 and ask for Jackie, Janice or John for an initial chat.


“I have had a fabulous year and have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all at work-wise. Thank you for all your help and support in creating further life chances for our students over at Outwood Academy City. The programme is fantastic and I am sure it will grow from strength to strength!”          Demi Cardwell, Aspiring leader- Deep Support, Outwood Academy City


“Joshua & Ronilson were a credit to the scheme and themselves, they worked hard, engaged with every member of the team & gained the respect of us all.”                                                                  Simon Cawrey, Project Engineer, Rotabroach Ltd

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