Accounting / Finance

Barclays Branch Insight

 Placement duration: 1 Week

Placement dates: 1 August 2014 – 1 January 2015
Application deadline: 05 December 2014

This placement gives you the opportunity to go behind the scenes at a Barclays branch. By working with a range of colleagues, from cashier to branch manager, you will gain hands on experience of how Barclays meets the varied needs of its customers through the use of interactive technology as well as more traditional banking techniques. Remember to contact the branch manager once the placement is reserved to agree placement dates.

Contact for more details

Sports Coaching

Lancashire Wolverines: coaching opportunites

Lancashire Wolverines are on the lookout for new coaches for both their junior and youth teams.

The Juniors (age 16-19) are one of the most successful in the UK, having repeatedly made the National Championship final in recent years, producing lots of talented individuals along the way.

In order to keep that growth and development going the juniors are looking to recruit a number of positional coaches to aid the current coordinators. This is an ideal starting point for prospective coaches and an excellent place to learn the art of coaching.

The new Youth team (age 14-16) is looking to recruit offensive and defensive coordinators to aid Head Coach Sean Wilcock. These roles will also be responsible for helping to recruit players and could be an excellent place for a junior player to continue to learn the art of American Football and begin to learn the art of coaching.

Knowledge of the sport is desirable though not necessary, as candidates will be working under the guidance of some of the finest and most reputable coaches in the UK and will receive coaching themselves.

Please email Lancashire Wolverines for further details.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Events14th to 21st November 2014 !!

Blackburn College celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week on 14th to 21st November 2014. Be part of the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship.

If any of the events are fully booked please contact

Book on Eventbrite via the links above and contact for the Password

 Events  Dates  Location
My story of Enterprise and ‘The Voice’

Daniella Gallagher is a champion for Start Up business and uses her inspiring story to educate and motivate her listeners in the field of creative entrepreneurship and employability.

Tuesday, 11th November 2014

11:00 – 12:00

Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Learn how to develop and pitch a business idea – Interactive Session

Gain skills to develop and pitch your idea with Winning Pitch Coaches. Prize for the best pitch!

Friday, 14th November 2014

09:00 – 12:00

Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Start your own business

Learn from a business mentor how to Start your business.

Monday, 17th November 2014

13:00 – 16:00

Delivery to your group for one hour between 13:00 – 16:00
Are you ready for business?

Enterprise Lancashire workshop to give you the tools to help your business take off.

Tuesday, 18th November 2014

09:30 – 12:30

Maynard Theatre, Old Victoria Building
Engineering Sector, Growth, Opportunities and Employability 

Stem Ambassador talks about the sector and NIS Engineering.

Tuesday, 18th November 2014

11:00 – 12:00

Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Human Resources in Business

Find out about the issues business face when they employ people.

Tuesday, 18th November 2014

13:00 – 14:00

Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Developing a Business Idea

Learn how to develop a business idea.

Wednesday, 19th November 2014 Maynard Theatre, Old Victoria Building
Employability and Enterprise

Together Housing/REUSE and how engaging with business develops employability skills.

Multiple Sessions on Wednesday 19th November 2014 Delivery to your group. 2 sessions available. See Eventbrite.
My Business Journey

Richard Mellor MD of Cummings Mellor Recruitment talks about his business and employability. 

Wednesday, 19th November 2014,

09:00 – 10:00

 Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Brand You

How to turn what is special in you into a real reason employ you in a job or as a freelancer.

Wednesday, 19th November 2014,

10:00 – 11:00

 Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Social Enterprise and Employability

Find out about Social Enterprise and how you can make money by creating Community benefit.

Wednesday, 19th November 2014,

13:30 – 14:30

 Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
An Enterprising approach to Public Health

How public health keeps the borough healthy and how it is reacting to Global Challenges e.g. Ebola.

  Thursday, 20th November 2014


Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Construction and Change Management

Eric Wright Construction talk about the industry and how it has changed to survive the Global Recession.

 Thursday, 20th November 2014


 Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Graduate Recruitment 

Enterprise Car Rental will explain how students engage with Graduate Recruiters.

Friday, 21st November 2014


 Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College
Enterprise and Global Export in Blackburn

East Lancashire Chamber will talk about business support and exporting.

Friday, 21st November 2014

11:00 – 12:00

  Lecture Theatre, University Centre at Blackburn College

Age Uk – Retail & Fundraising


Also we need Fundraisers


Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is looking for volunteers to assist with its fundraising activities throughout the year, but with the festive season soon approaching we hope to fit some extra fundraising activities in before the end of the year.

We are always needing volunteers to help out at  our larger fundraising events, we need people to assist with store collections at planned times which involves helping people pack their shopping, helping to distribute and collect collection boxes and also assisting with collections in the shopping centres in Darwen & Blackburn such as the Mall.

You would be placed in a small specialist team and would be given training on the do‘s and don’ts of street collections! It’s a great team spirit and you would be making a real difference to older people’s lives here in Blackburn with Darwen.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the lives of local older people in Blackburn with Darwen.

For more details on how we spend any monies raised please contact Elaine Jennings Fundraising Manager and if you want to help and want  a copy of the role outlines please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, 4 King Street, Blackburn, BB2 2DH, telephone 01254 266620 or email

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver our Inspire and Include Activities. (Must be Aged 18 plus)


The role is to deliver activity sessions which may include swimming, archery and other activities as they are developed. The sessions are to benefit older disabled people and part of the role will be to assist them attend the sessions.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a Level 2 Sports Leader Qualification in assisting older disabled people.

Training is provided and out of pocket travel expenses are reimbursed.


All we need is 3 hours of your time on a Monday for undertaking the Qualification and then 2 hours delivering the sessions as and when required. The venues are across Blackburn and Darwen.

If you are aged 18 years or above,  enjoy sport and activities, and would like to gain a qualification whilst making a difference to the lives of local older disabled people, then we want to hear from you.



Ring The Volunteer Co-0rdinator on 01254 266620 or email

AGE UK – We are looking for 10 volunteers to be part of our friendly IT Team.


If you have experience of regularly using a computer and the Internet, Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software packages, then please get in touch!

The role will be to deliver IT classes to a small group of older people at our King Street Office and various outreach sites using the computer packages available.

All we need is 4 hours of your time on weekday mornings and/or 4 hours weekday afternoons.

If you think you could be part of our team and make a difference to the lives of local older people then we want to hear from you.


Ring The Volunteer Co-0rdinator on 01254 266620 or email