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Chorley Group founder pledges support to local students

Andrew Turner, founder and chairman of the award winning motor dealer Chorley Group has pledged his support to continue a memorandum of understanding between Chorley Group and Blackburn College.

Chorley Group, who were recently awarded the coveted ‘Nissan Global Award 2017’ for outstanding sales and customer care, has offered invaluable support to staff and students at Blackburn College since 2015.

Providing continual professional development for staff; the memorandum also helps to bridge the gap between industry and education, addressing industry requirements within curriculum development; and offering invaluable Apprenticeship opportunities for local students.

The active Apprenticeship programme between Chorley Group and Blackburn College offers the chance for students to build their subject knowledge, access industry and employability skills and increase their confidence within an engaging and relevant workplace.

Andrew Turner, Chorley Group’s Chairman said: “Apprentices are really important to our business.

“As part of the partnership, Blackburn College provide Chorley Group with Apprenticeship recruitment and training, and the latest recruits are due to start this month.

“By working in partnership with Blackburn College we are able to bring new talent to our organisation, as well as helping the College to develop their students’ industry skills.”

Andrew Turner was also one of many inspiring individuals who delivered a series of masterclasses for students and staff at Blackburn College, as part of a busy programme of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.

Speaking to Level 1 to 3 Motor Vehicle students, Andrew shared how he grew his business to have a 100 million pound turnover and offered tips for success, speaking about the importance of consistency and motivation.

Global Entrepreneurship Week has been a fantastic success at Blackburn College, with over thirty motivational and engaging speakers delivering interactive sessions for students, focusing on motivation, employability and entrepreneurship.

Nicola Clayton, Director of Business Development and External Engagement at Blackburn College said: “Our employer partnerships are immensely important to us – they provide our students with vital industry experience which prepares them for their future careers.

“Chorley Group is an excellent example of an organisation who invests in the development of their own workforce, and who also supports the workforce of the future by sharing their expertise”.

Blackburn College are within the top 10 in England for Apprentice Success* and are No 1 for Female Apprentice Success*. Working with over 3,000 employers to increase students’ employability and confidence, there are a range of Apprenticeships that are available for immediate start in a number of disciplines.

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