Future U sponsors Lancashire’s biggest Careers Fair, ‘Blackburn is Hiring’

To support career progression and events within the local community, Future U sponsored Lancashire’s biggest Careers Fair, ‘BLACKBURN IS HIRING’ where students got the opportunity to meet with over 50 exhibitors including employers and training providers. 

The event was organised and delivered by Blackburn with Darwen Council’s New Directions Team at the Ewood Park in Blackburn.  

For businesses thinking to expand and planning future recruitment, the event offered an opportunity to meet with 2,500 young people. Employers also got a chance to promote apprenticeship recruitment to students aged 15-19.  

The aim of the event was to inform young people of the options available to them post-16 and also to raise aspirations through conversation with training providers and employers.  

Future U team was present at the event all day to support and provide guidance to young people of Blackburn with Darwen.  

Learn more about our upcoming events here. 

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