Sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP)

B&FC is proud to train local people with the skills you need for your business to succeed.

If you're looking to expand your team and need to add specific talents to your workforce, we can help.

Our sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP) train people with skills required by your business.

We'll work with you to identify the right colleagues who will be ready to work and make an immediate impact.

SWAP and your business.

Why B&FC?

Blackpool and the Fylde College is in the top 3% of colleges for student achievement.

We have expert tutors and excellent facilities providing your future employees with training on industry-standard facilities.

Industry sectors served

We will design a SWAP tailored to your business' needs.

Here are some of the industry sectors in which we have particular expertise:

  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Administration
  • Health and Social Care
  • School and Nurseries 
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Digital 
  • Green Energy 

Skills we can provide

The skills they will learn will depend on the package that the employer wants but a generic example might be: 

  • Customer service 
  • Working in a team 
  • Applications and interview skills

Our partner employers

B&FC is proud to have worked with local employers including:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Merlin Entertainments (Blackpool Tower)
  • Coral Island 

What's in it for your future employees?

You want to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow your business.

SWAP is designed to help meet your immediate and future recruitment needs.

Your SWAP lasts up to six weeks and includes:

  • pre-employment training – relevant to the needs of the business and sector
  • a work experience placement – of great benefit to both the individual and a business
  • a guaranteed job interview

Contact us

For more information about SWAP with B&FC please email

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