Students Gain Civil Service Endorsed Employability Skills


15 Blackburn College students currently enrolled on a vocational Business course have successfully completed a six week employability programme with HM Revenue & Customs and The Department for Work and Pensions.

The programme gave students the opportunity to gain an insight into the roles that are available in the civil service, as well as current job opportunities within the sector.

Each student was tasked with developing a personal statement and were then asked to participate in a mock interview with a civil service representative, allowing them to gain a clear insight into the job application process.

Students celebrated at a ceremony attended by The Principal and Chief Executive Dr Thomas Moore and Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality Tracy Stuart, who were on hand to congratulate the students on their success and hand out certificates of achievement.

Toni Kavanagh, Business lecturer at the College said:

"This programme has enabled our students to gain key employability skills that they can use when applying for real jobs. The programme has also enabled our students to gain a better insight into the career opportunities available within the civil service – should they choose to pursue a career in this sector.”

7 Mar 2017, 16:56 PM

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