Start in Blackpool

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Blackpool is a modern beach resort with big city aspirations. Ambitious plans are well underway to revitalise the local economy, maximising growth and opportunity across the resort. Start in Blackpool will help guide your choices on careers, training and work in this unique town.

 

On the Fylde Coast there are:

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13,300 advanced manufacturing workers & 3,500 food manufacturing workers

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17,700 science, research engineering and technology professionals

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24,000 process plant and machine operative workers

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16,400 administrative and secretarial workers

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Information for Students

Start in Blackpool will help you to discover your future and navigate your journey through education and in to the world of work. Register to create an account so that you can start building your profile and receive personalised information and advice.

Home Learning Activities

If you’re at home during the UK school closures, we’ve created a series of activities to help guide you through some of the important areas of careers thinking and planning.

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COVID-19 Information for Y11

Important information about how school closures will affect Y11 students.

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COVID-19 Information for Y13

Important information about how college closures will affect Y13 students.

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Information for Parents & Carers

Start in Blackpool will help you to understand the choices that young people face as they progress through their education and in to employment. You’ll find a wide range of information and advice about study pathways and careers. Check out some articles below to get started.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Home Learning Activities for Students

If your child is at home during the UK school closures, we’ve created a series of engaging activities on Start designed to inspire and inform them about their future.

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Explained: Options at 16

College, apprenticeship or sixth form? What’s the difference?

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Post-18 options explained

Is university the only option and what help is available?

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Apprenticeships: What’s Involved?

Benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide

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Information for Educators

Start in Blackpool can be used by schools and colleges to support current and future students with their career development and choices. Find out more below.

Current students

Using Start in Blackpool helps schools and colleges to embed a digital solution as part of their broader careers provision to accelerate progress towards the Gatsby benchmarks and support student transition from school and college to employment.

In addition to the wide range of information, tools and resources available schools and colleges can also access support to implement and embed a plan for using Start in Blackpool with staff and students. Contact us for more information.

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Information for Employers

Start in Blackpool can help you to reach thousands of students in schools and colleges to positively influence and inform the choices of a wide and diverse range of future talent.

Responsible Business Network

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network

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Three Minute Hero

Record and share your career story with young people across Blackpool. Watch the video to hear what our heroes have said so far.

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Profile your business for free on Start in Blackpool

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Virtual Jobs Fair

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Keep up to date with Ofqual

Keep up to date with the latest information with Ofqual.

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Parent Pack March 2020

Download the Parents’ Pack for highlights of some of the amazing opportunities available to your child through an apprenticeship.

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Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide

Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide, perfect for distance learning or classroom-based development.

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Raise your profile amongst thousands of students in schools and colleges across Blackpool as they make their next steps through education in to employment. Use the form below to tell us about your business. We'll use the information to create your profile and someone will be in touch when it goes live. There is no cost for this service and you can contact us to change your information at any time.

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Promote details of the opportunities you offer to schools and colleges for the benefit of students in Blackpool e.g. work placements, insight days, talks and workshops. There is no cost for this service. Please use the form below to provide basic details and someone will be in touch with more information to help you list your opportunities.


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