Flash mob highlights employability message during Careers and Industry Week at B&FC

Published on 09/03/2017 by pfi

A “suited and booted” flash mob performed a dance routine in Blackpool and The Fylde College’s refectory to raise awareness over employability.

The event saw more than 50 performing arts students take over Retreat at B&FC’s Bispham Campus, much to the surprise of academic colleagues and staff enjoying their lunch.

They wore interview-style attire and danced to Dolly Parton’s Nine to Five and various recent pop hits before dispersing as quickly as they came.

Employability Team Manager Sue Crosbie, who commissioned the flash mob event, said: “It was brilliant to see the surprise on people’s faces when the performance started.

“I think people found it extremely entertaining but the performance had a serious message about our courses and programmes leading into careers.

“As a College, we focus on aspects of technical and professional education and training which secure sustainable employment for students, are needed to drive the economy and deliver a skilled workforce for industry.

“The suited and booted flash mob was designed to help remind our students to dress appropriately when attending interviews, but with a fun twist on it.”

The event was part of Careers and Industry Week at the College, which has seen a variety of workshops and presentations from industry guests take place across the B&FC estate.

The week will culminate in a Job Fair on Tuesday 14 March from 10am to 2pm in the Sports Hall at B&FC’s Bispham Campus, with more than 50 local employers attending.