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Local businesses, training providers and charities came together on 13th September for the second annual Blackburn is Hiring event.
Taking place in the fabulous surroundings of Blackburn Cathedral, there were a total of 100 exhibitors offering a ‘hands on’ experience of a rich variety of employment opportunities available to the people of Lancashire.
The event was organised by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s New Directions team with support from colleagues at Blackburn College, Cummins Mellor and the Department of Work and Pensions.
Students from schools including Blackburn Central High School, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Pleckgate High School, attended the event as well as those outside of education who were seeking opportunities to progress in their career. Attendees had the opportunity to speak to potential employers ranging from Big Bear Confectionery and Euro Garages, to East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Michelle Mellor, Managing Director of Cummins Mellor commented “This event plays a huge role in joining the world of businesses with education and job seekers for the mutual benefit of all concerned. We want to open the eyes of the people in our County to the great opportunities which are available to them both in education and employment”.
Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of the Council, said “This was a great opportunity for people looking for a new career to make contact with a big range of jobs, companies, training and education and start planning for their future. It was also a great opportunity to celebrate the industry, training and business we have in the borough and the surrounding area. It was really well attended and lots of people received information and careers guidance to inspire them as they enter the world of further education, work or career move.”
February 5, 2020
This year, our family of businesses are honoured to be celebrating our 30th anniversary! In true Cummins Mellor style, we will also be holding multiple events and charity fundraisers throughout the year to continue our celebrations right up until 2021. Celebrations kicked off today with a gathering at our offices with food, champagne, cake and a speech from our Chairman to look back at the last 30 years. Keep your eyes peeled for our calendar of events which will be coming very soon…Read full story
January 8, 2020
The look and feel of our workplaces are changing, so we recently launched a brand-new dress policy across the Cummins Mellor family of businesses called ‘dress for your day’ (DYFD) as a way of empowering our colleagues.Read full story
December 17, 2019
In April 2020, the UK government is proposing to extend IR35 to the private sector. Is your business ready for the change? When the reforms are put into place, large and medium sized companies will have to decide whether contractors need to pay income tax and NICs.Read full story
November 15, 2019
The annual BYZ Quiz Quest, held on Thursday 15th Novemver raised £15,170, which will go towards the Youth Zone’s ‘Get a Job’ programme, facilitated by the team at Blackburn Youth Zone. This programme is aimed at supporting young people aged 16 – 24 years, gain the right skills for employment.Read full story