Careers advice is target

Tom Hutton, director of community development at AFC Fylde Community Foundation and right, Kevin Mason, director of business development at Inspired Energy
Tom Hutton, director of community development at AFC Fylde Community Foundation and right, Kevin Mason, director of business development at Inspired Energy

High school pupils across Blackpool and the Fylde are being offered advice on to improving their chances of getting a job after study.

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is launching a new outreach programme to highlight local employment opportunities available to school leavers.

The sessions will be delivered to 14-16 year olds at around 40 schools ,colleges and community groups and will include a range of workshop activities, focusing on the opportunities available for workplace qualifications and education, such as apprenticeships, and the different employment options available to young people.

The new programme has received a £5,000 donation from Kirkham-based Inspired Energy plc.

The firm currently employs over 300 energy professionals and members of Inspired’s team will also join the Foundation to deliver the workshops.

Mark Dickinson, CEO of Inspired Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the AFC Fylde Community Foundation to deliver this outreach programme, which will have such a positive impact within our local community.

Tome Hutton, director of community development at the foundation, said: “It’s important to help young people understand the different opportunities available to them after leaving school.”