Develop your talent pipeline with Blackburn College apprentices

Apprenticeships continue to be a truly effective way to support business growth and develop a pipeline of new talent, which is needed in every business and is potentially needed now, more than ever.

As businesses re-focus and re-grow following the Covid-19 pandemic, apprenticeships

offer the opportunity to develop existing staff skills in new areas as well as bringing new talent and fresh ideas into your business.

Whilst recruiting new apprentices and retraining existing staff members will not have been at the forefront of most businesses’ strategies over the last months, the start of the New Year presents the opportunity for businesses to plan ahead for 2021 and beyond.

Indeed, the government sees apprentices as part of the solution for a post-Covid and post-Brexit Britain, with incentives for employers providing a much welcomed boost to help. Businesses can still benefit from up to £3,000 of additional funding for each new apprentice recruited.

Rated Good for Apprenticeships by Ofsted, and Top 10 in England for 16-18 year old advanced apprentice success, Blackburn College is ideally placed to work with you to ensure the right apprentice is placed with you for your individual business needs. Our team assesses applications to ensure that candidates meet your exacting requirements.

It’s an approach that sees hundreds of apprentices trained by Blackburn College and placed in Lancashire businesses each year.

The government sees apprentices as part of the solution for a post-Covid and post-Brexit Britain,

One Lancashire business who has continued to invest in apprenticeships is Blackburn-based PM+M Accountants. PM+M has reaped the rewards of employing Blackburn College apprentices, with multiple learners progressing on to the AAT Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Accounting after completing their Level 3 qualification.

College apprentices at PM+M have not only met the expectations of their employer, they have exceeded them. They have gone above and beyond to produce ideas and implement new processes to the benefit of an already established and distinguished local organisation.

If you want to invest in your business’ talent pipeline and would like to learn more about Blackburn College’s apprenticeships please contact me on

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