Abbey Telecom at Blackburn College

College students given career boost

Students at Blackburn College have been taking a cue from local business leaders to help them prepare for employment and their future career direction.

A number of prominent East Lancashire businesses were involved in the careers day which the college organised with the help of Community and Business Partners CIC. 

The next generation of business and vocational professionals were given some useful tips on the world of employment and their approach to the working environment.

The highlight of the event was an inspirational talk by motivational speaker Luke Rodgers which was received with great enthusiasm.  Luke is only 21 but spoke with gusto about how he graduated to running his own business as a motivational speaker after being brought up in foster care.

“This was a fantastic platform for knowledge exchange between a range of successful businesses and those about to complete their education and enter the world of work,” said Abbey Telecom managing director Tony Raynor, who delivered one of the interactive lecture theatre talks.

“It clearly demonstrates Blackburn College’s commitment to getting its students into employment.  Community and Business Partners acted as the ideal matchmaker to ensure the right speakers were at the event to lend their expertise.

“It’s important for industry to remain engaged with higher education if we wish to influence how young people are prepared for working life.  We’re proud that the Abbey Telecom logo was produced by students as part of their design course.” 

The event was designed to cover popular career topics such as ‘business basics’ and employability in creative sectors, as well as offering the chance for students to mix with local entrepreneurs.