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Sector-based work academy programmes (SWAP)

Imagine being able to find the right people with the right skills and the right attitude to fit effortlessly into your business and help it grow, all without the headache of managing the recruitment yourself.

Can't be done? With B&FC by your side, we can make the impossible happen.

We'll help you analyse exactly what skills your business needs both now and in the future, then bring together a group of local people who are currently looking for work in your sector. Next we'll train them on one of our sector-based work academy programmes (SWAPs) to ensure they have the skills your business needs and you'll be able to put them through their paces on a work placement.

Once they've successfully completed their training with us, your only commitment is to interview them for a role within your organisation.

If it works out, fantastic. You've got a new employee whose ready to make an impact in your business immediately. If not, you've gained valuable knowledge about the kind of person you do want for your organisation and you've also given someone the opportunity to gain transferable skills and beneficial interview experience, all without costing a penny. it's a win-win all round.

SWAP and your business.

Why B&FC?

Blackpool and the Fylde College is rated Outstanding by Ofsted - and we're 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 laura.may@blackpool.ac.uk.

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