To support our delivery of careers, the academy has strong partnerships with a  wide range of educational institutions,  training providers and employers who contribute to our careers programme through:

  • Raising aspirations and increasing motivation – helping young people identify educational and occupational goals
  • Demonstrating the relevance of the knowledge and skills learnt in subjects to future opportunities in learning and working
  • Demonstrating the links between living, learning and earning
  • Providing work enrichment opportunities including work experience, workplace visits, guest speakers, curriculum support.      


External Partners

BAE Systems -  Formerly British Aerospace is a FTSE 100 company, the workforce is 93,000 strong across the globe. BAE leads the field in Future Technology research, combat and trainer aircraft, combat land vehicles and ammunition such as missile launchers and artillery systems and Cyber security & Intelligence. 


Vinci Construction & Engineering   - Vinci has over 6.5k work-force across the globe and works on projects such as the M6 smart motorway, HS2, Cheronbyl new safe confinement in the Ukraine and closer to home our new DWP building in Blackpool Town Centre. 

Blackpool & Fylde College  - Blackpool & Fylde College is one of the largest GFE colleges in England with up to 20,000 students across the globe and is ranked a top 3% FE provider.    They offer Further Education courses level 1-3, T-Levels, Apprenticeships and Degree courses. 

Blackpool Sixth Form College - Blackpool Sixth Form College is an Ofsted rated “Outstanding” FE provider. Specialising in 16-19 education. Their mission is “Inspiring learning, developing Character and building futures”


Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Blackpool Pleasure Beach 128 years old and the main tourist attraction on the Fylde Coast. You might be surprised at the careers on offer, such as engineering, apprenticeships, Human Resources, Musical Theatre, photography and media. It's not just seasonal. 

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) - UCLAN has a 42,000 strong community including students and employees. They offer over 550 degree level programmes. They are a top 7% ranked global University. UNCLAN offers all our secondary students experience days as part of the SUN project.



Myerscough College - Myerscough College is a Further and Higher Education college. They specialise in Sports, Science and Engineering. Myerscough College is committed to making its learning environments and course provision as accessible as possible and inclusive to all learners and provides an Inclusive Learning Service to ensure inclusion for all students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), learning difficulties and disabilities.


British Armed Forces - Army - Royal Navy - Royal Air Force - They throughout the academic year will visit pout students and discuss all things careers within the armed forces. They showcase a  spectrum of roles, from combat, technical fields and healthcare highlighting the possibility of earning while learning through apprenticeships and the Armed Forces commitment to higher education, with pathways for obtaining fully funded degrees while serving. This initiative is aimed to broaden students' perspectives on career options, showcasing the Armed as a pathway to both practical skills and academic advancement.


NatWest  colleagues build relationships that matter throughout the business for people, families and businesses. When you join us, we’re fully committed to invest in you and build a great environment for you to thrive. We remain curious and invest in new skills and capabilities. So, you’ll work with a culture of continuous learning – an integral part of our development and yours.

Blackpool Community Foundation Trust 

Blackpool Football Club Community Trust is dedicated to empowering young people by offering a range of innovative and engaging programmes. Among these are opportunities in E-sports, apprenticeships, and in-school clubs, all designed to support and inspire the next generation.

E-Sports: The Trust's E-sports programme introduces students to the exciting world of competitive gaming, fostering skills such as teamwork, strategic thinking, and digital literacy. This initiative not only provides a platform for students to pursue their passion for gaming but also opens up potential career pathways in the burgeoning E-sports industry.

Apprenticeships: The apprenticeship programmes offered by the Trust provide valuable hands-on experience and training in various fields. These apprenticeships are designed to equip young people with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their chosen careers, bridging the gap between education and employment.

In-School Clubs: The Trust also runs numerous in-school clubs that promote physical activity, teamwork, and personal development. These clubs offer students a safe and supportive environment to explore new interests, build confidence, and develop lifelong skills.

Through these diverse programmes, Blackpool Football Club Community Trust continues to make a significant impact on the lives of young people, helping them to achieve their full potential both on and off the field.