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Blackpool Sixth Form building futures with The Baxter Group and the Young Chamber

A new partnership has been launched between The Blackpool Sixth Form College and The Baxter Group Ltd. Blackpool Sixth’s strategic partnership with The Baxter Group was set up by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Young Chamber programme, which works to increase engagement for the students with the local business community to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to complement their academic qualifications.

Tina Cooper, Assistant Principal, Vocational, said: “At Blackpool Sixth we work hard to ensure that our students receive high-quality careers education and guidance, alongside work experience. Students have a wide range of opportunities that enables them to make informed decisions about progressing into higher education, employment or training after completing their studies with us. We really value external support such as this partnership with The Baxter Group which will enable students to gain information and experience to guide their decisions about their future. We are delighted to be working with The Baxter Group and the Chamber of Commerce and look forward to working with them in delivering a number of exciting projects.”

As part of the arrangement, the Chamber will provide mentoring and career development activities such as mock interviews and work experience placements, while Blackpool Sixth and Baxter’s will explore opportunities for sector-specific activities and community projects. The Baxter Group are also kindly sponsoring the student award for Work Experience.

Darren Thornhill, Operations & Development Manager for the Baxter Group, said: “It is an exciting opportunity for The Baxter Group to engage with Blackpool Sixth Form’s students, and to be part of their journey as they prepare for the world of work. Blackpool Sixth already offers some fantastic career advice to its students, and through this partnership we hope to complement this and create further valuable opportunities.”

The Baxter Group are a family company based in Lancashire, working on various construction projects over the last 28 years. We remain committed to providing quality and value to our customers both now and in the future. Through our brands, Baxter Construction, Baxter Homes and Newberry Homes, we work with a range of partners in order to enhance local communities and bring about positive change. We take pride in, and care about, what we do and work locally with various stakeholders to make sure we provide a choice of good quality and stylish new homes at affordable prices.

Fiona Langan, Young Chamber Manager at the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “I am delighted that Blackpool Sixth and The Baxter Group have joined the Young Chamber programme.

“This partnership will provide the students at Blackpool Sixth with a fantastic opportunity to benefit from the wide range of industry expertise available within the Baxter Group and the Chamber of Commerce, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their future career direction and be more prepared for working in the future.”

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