Two of Blackburn’s best known establishments have joined forces in a bid to provide greater employment opportunities for students.
Rovers have teamed up with Blackburn College to create opportunities for both organisations and their customers. The partnership will help to promote activities for the college and Rovers, and will develop talent and engage students in employability opportunities.
Members of Rovers staff will also be on hand to support the college in developing areas of their sports curriculum.
Chair of Blackburn College’s Corporation Board, Phil Watson CBE, and Blackburn Rovers Director Mike Cheston signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Boardroom at Ewood Park to formalise the partnership.
Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External Engagement at Blackburn College said: “The memorandum formalises the great links which already exist between the College and Blackburn Rovers and will engage our students in a range of placements and employability opportunities which will prepare them for their future careers.”
“The support of local organisations, such as Blackburn Rovers, is central to us providing a vibrant and purposeful curriculum which gives our learners the skills they need to develop and advance their careers.
“It also means there will now be a coordinated approach to work placements at the club and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. This will enable students to work at Blackburn Rovers, putting their learning into practice."
Mike Cheston added: "We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work more closely with Blackburn College. We share an ambition to engage our communities and develop future talent.”