Employability and Enterprise

Here at Blackburn College 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 292929 for more information.


Depending on your course, you will be provided with an array of opportunities ranging from work placements to employer workshops and seminars. We encourage you to participate in these, as they will look great on your CV and develop you into a well-rounded individual that prospective employers will appreciate.

We work with big name employers such as Santander, Capita, Boots, Barclays, Marks and Spencer, Northcote, Bowker BMW, Chorley Nissan and many more to ensure you're provided with valuable opportunities that can aid you in getting a good job.

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.