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Various organisations across the Blackburn with Darwen place-based partnership, including the NHS, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn College and the voluntary sector, held a virtual careers fair for students who have just received their GCSE results on 6th September 2023.

The event was aimed for students who may be thinking of a career in health and care, or who may be unsure of their next steps after receiving their GCSE results. Organisations highlighted the wide range of exciting job and training opportunities that the health and care sector has to offer and young people talked about the routes they had taken and their experiences of their chosen career path.

Attendees were shown how to access information on the career paths available in the sector, as well as how to access educational courses provided by Blackburn College and through the NW Careers Hub in Blackburn with Darwen.

This health and social care careers fair is a great demonstration of partners working together to support the population of Blackburn with Darwen.

The recording of the meeting can be found here and any additional information on accessing careers and opportunities for various partners can also be found using the links below.

The Local Primary Care Federation (LPC) was established in 2014 as the Federation for all General Practices in Blackburn with Darwen. Local Primary Care enables practices to provide excellent services by supporting both the practices and their patients. We offer clinical and non-clinical apprenticeships (subject to requirement) and many other career pathways. Vacancies can be found on Indeed and NHS Jobs and further information can be found on the following socials:

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  • Facebook - @LPCFederation
  • Instagram - @lpcfederation
  • Twitter - @lpcfederation

The types of apprenticeship roles we recruit for include:

  • Apprentice Pharmacy Technician
  • Apprentice Nursing Associate 
  • Administration apprenticeships

We also recruit for roles within our Workflow and Prescription Hub teams, as well as roles that provide administration and reception services for GP practices.

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is an independent local charity that provides services and activities for older people aged 50 or over. All paid and volunteer vacancies can be found on our website and social media.

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Socials - @ageukbwd

Our Careers and Engagement team across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region provide a wealth of opportunities for people to be inspired and supported into their dream career in Health and Social Care.

These opportunities include placements, events, programmes, volunteering, plus much more.

Please visit our website to explore these and get involved.

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Socials - @nhscareersnw

We are comprised of five NHS Trusts and around 800 Care Providers within the region. Our Careers and Engagement Team is continuously developing an engaging range of experiences and opportunities across the Lancashire and South Cumbria region.

We want to help you find the career of your choice within the NHS and Care. We are a team of responsive and knowledgeable professionals who develop events, projects and programmes to support the future workforce.

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) was established in 2003 and is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

We employ 8,000 staff, some of whom are award winning and internationally renowned for their work and achievements. We treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. Our high quality healthcare services are offered across five hospital sites and various community sites. 

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We are absolutely determined to help people living in Blackburn and Darwen enjoy a better quality of life and the chance to raise their aspirations.

Hear more about our social care services on our recruitment sub-site where you can also see what opportunities are available including apprenticeships.

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