Blackpool Transport invests in apprentice training scheme

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Blackpool Transport has announced it is investing in the establishment of an apprenticeship training scheme in a partnership with Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) which will see 49 individuals take on the course.

The investment will mean that 45 existing employees will undergo Level 3 or Level 5 apprenticeships in Leadership, with an additional four apprentices joining the campaign in the coming weeks.

The development programme begins early May and is delivered by Blackpool and The Fylde College, which will act as the apprentices learning provider.

The team from Blackpool Transport and Blackpool and The Fylde College who are behind the new virtual training school and the workforce development strategy
The team from Blackpool Transport and Blackpool and The Fylde College who are behind the new virtual training school and the workforce development strategy

The programme will additionally be run through the operator’s virtual training school, while those undertaking the Level 3 qualification will study at the Lancashire Energy Campus. Level 5 students will use the B&FC University Centre.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport, said: “This investment in our people of the future is so exciting and a real milestone on our journey to provide a first-class local transport network with well-trained and highly-skilled staff members.

Blackpool and The Fylde College has provided a huge amount of support and care already and I’m delighted to be able to work with such a fantastic centre of learning.”

Claire Lee, Business Development Director at B&FC for Business, the dedicated business support unit at the college, said: “We are very pleased to be Blackpool Transport’s partner of choice for the delivery of this exciting and ambitious workforce development strategy, which is going to be an essential part of creating the world-class public transport system that Blackpool deserves

“Our partnership is a prime example of how by working collaboratively we can make a long-term positive impact on the range and level of skills and talent that all progressive and growing businesses are facing today and that are needed across all business sectors to support the UK’S workforce of the future.”

 

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