Connecting young people and the business community 

Blackburn Youth Zone online programme grows, as we’re reaching out to the business community to see how they can help provide learning experiences for young people from across the town, by sharing their industry lead expertise, skills and experiences to help teach others.

This project is delivered via digital platforms through masterclasses, which will invite young people from all backgrounds to participate within a 1-hour workshop around a specific topic/interest. This is for school years 9 – 11 and will run every Wednesday 2pm – 3pm.

If you are interested in taking part please contact or message on Facebook @blackburnyz or if you are a school contact

Wednesday 10th June at 2pm – BAE SYSTEMS 

Introduction to Technology & Employability 

BAE Systems with Ryan Walmsley which will be an introduction into Technology and Employability

Key Elements:
  •  Apprenticeships – Ryan has completed an apprenticeship with BAE Systems and now manage a team within the F-35 Production Line
  • Volunteering – Ryan will be speaking about his journey as a Community Ambassador for a local charity
  • Mental Health Stigmas – Ryan will be discussing how to spread positivity 
  • Setting goals – Ryan will discuss how to set goals and accepting knock backs 


Wednesday 17th June at 2pm – 3pm

Introduction to Technology & Employability 


Wednesday 24th June at 2pm – 3pm

Introduction into becoming a Lawyer

Wednesday 1st July 2pm – 3pm

Introduction into Accountancy 

Wednesday 8th July 2pm – 3pm

Entrepreneurship and overcoming adversity

We are Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

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