Employability and Enterprise

Here at Blackburn College Sixth Form we are keen to help you gain skills and qualifications to successfully move into employment. 

We offer regular employer workshops, seminars and events to help you understand what employers are looking for and how to develop your CV.

Enterprise Activities you can get involved in:

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • National Careers Week
  • National Apprenticeship Week
  • National Volunteers Week
  • Student Volunteering Week

Enterprise Club

Join the Enterprise Club and meet a network of like-minded students, tutors and alumni, as well as industry mentors who can advise on setting up your own business.

Please contact 01254 292491 for more information.

Enterprise and Employability week

All A-Level students take part in an intensive weeks course looking at workplace literacy and supporting them to become work ready. They attended seminars delivered by top businesses including Marks & Spencer, Santander and Deloitte. Also within the week we run our annual 'Apprentice Competition' where tutor groups are given £10 and from that they need to develop a business idea. The event culminates with the selling of their product/experience. Ideas included; soak the teacher, penalty shoot-outs, selling traditional food and henna tattoos to name but a few. In total 10 tutor groups battled it out and £750 was raised. Skills that they generate from this include problem solving, working as a team, communication and delegation.

NCC Young Enterprise

The NCC Young Enterprise programme is a business building scheme aimed at students aged 16-18. The programme runs throughout one academic year, enabling participants to find out what it's really like to set up and run a business. As a team, students will make all the decisions about their company, from deciding on the company name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances and selling to the public at trade fairs. All this takes place within the support of a volunteer Business Adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise. Teams can track their progress using self-assessment tools and even compete against other schools in local, regional and a national final. This opportunity is offered to all A-Level students.