11 months ago
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.”
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