COMMUNICATIONS company BT is offering work placements to help young people in Blackburn get 'work ready'.

The three week course, which will combine hands-on work experience with coaching and training, is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.

The next Blackburn course starts on November 8 and will be held at the BT building at 3-5 Jubilee Street.

The first week of the course is mainly office based and focuses on building and developing practical work skills followed by a week shadowing employees including engineers. The final days are spent doing mock interviews and a day assessment.

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