Blackburn College is committed to offering students a stable and structured careers programme in-line with the Gatsby Benchmarks. The eight Gatsby Benchmarks define all the elements of an excellent careers programme and help to ensure students have access to high quality careers guidance which helps them to make informed decisions about their future. Please click on the banner below for information about Blackburn College’s Careers Programme.
Resources for you
In the sections below you will find lots of helpful information and resources on careers and employability.
Basic Job Information - The Careerometer
The Hub at Blackburn College is where you can get Information, Advice and Guidance on everything related to careers, work and employability. We provide a range of information and resources as well as specialist advisers for you to speak with in person.
Book in for an hour long appointment to see an Adviser. Your adviser will talk to you in depth about your requirements and help you choose the best option to get you where you want to be.
Appointments are available Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Contact us for the latest availability. If you struggle to get into college we can arrange to do a session via Skype. Please let us know at the time of booking if you require this option.
We run drop-in sessions during term time, so if you have a quick query (10 mins max) then you don't need to book in advance, just attend one of the drop-in sessions below:
Beacon Centre Main Reception
- Monday to Friday 11am - 1pm
- Twilight Session - Thursdays 4pm - 6pm
Please note - We will only ever cancel a session where we are unable to provide staffing due to reasons beyond our control. In such circumstances either an alternative session will be scheduled OR you will be offered the option to book an appointment.
If it's more convenient we are happy to provide information and advice via email.
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If you would like to book an appointment please contact us on 01254 292929
Meet the Team
Assistant Student Services Manager
As Assistant Student Services Manager looking after Careers, Student Finance, Counselling, Call centre and Reception staff, I'm responsible for making sure that students and prospective students get the right Information, Advice, Guidance and Support, to help them be successful during their time at college and beyond.
This involves working closely with students, cross college staff and external partners, to promote and develop what we do, as well as getting involved in the daily activity and delivery of our services.
So, if there's something you'd like me to know or anything you'd like to say about what we do, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or dial x2838
I have a post graduate level 7 qualification in careers guidance and over 30 years’ experience of working as a Careers Adviser. I also have a teaching qualification and am a qualified Career Coach. I am responsible for delivering careers information, advice and guidance on a range of education, training and employment options to existing and prospective students. I work closely with the other advisers to provide a range of services covering careers, employability information, advice and guidance, to young people and adults.
Phone: 01254 292838
With over four years’ experience of working in education, I have specialised in working with school-aged young people on exploring their options post-16. I am a Geography graduate and am currently working towards my Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance.
I also work closely with the other advisers to provide a range of services covering careers, employability information, advice and guidance, to young people and adults.
Phone: 01254 292531
As a graduate in Youth and Community Work, I have over 18 years’ experience working with young people in the community. For the past three years I have specialised in working with school aged young people, supporting them in making post-16 decisions. I also work closely with the other advisers to provide a range of services covering careers, employability information, advice and guidance, to young people and adults.
Phone: 01254 292511
With higher level professional qualifications in the Sports and Leisure Industry, I have spent the past 14 years working as a Careers Adviser with school leavers, college and university students, adults and the wider community. Qualified in Careers Guidance at Level 6, I work with the other advisers to provide a range of services covering careers, employability information, advice and guidance, to young people and adults.
Phone: 01254 292534
Having gained 12 years’ experience of working in the Beauty Industry, including five years working as a Beauty Lecturer, I developed a passion for inspiring young people and helping them to develop career plans for their future. For the past three years, I have worked with school aged young people to help them explore their post-16 options. I am currently working towards my Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance.
Phone: 01254 292542
I have worked in education for over 19 years, gaining experience both in the classroom as a lecturer and in support services. Following a recent role change, I am now working with young people and adults, providing support on career decision making and employability. I am also working towards my Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance.
Phone: 01254 292176
Following an initial career as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher in Secondary schools, I have now worked in careers education for the last 20 years and have qualifications in careers guidance and a postgraduate teaching qualification. I am passionate about careers education and aim to support people in developing effective career management skills. I understand how difficult it can be to make those all-important course or career decisions, particularly when there are so many options available.
Phone: 01254 292328