Free employment programmes to equip Bolton’s residents with Skills and Opportunities to find sustainable employment through a variety of support from experienced organisations who will cater to individual’s needs. There are numerous providers in Bolton that can deliver support to residents inclusive of discretionary grants, assistance with interview clothing and work clothing such as PPE, help with travel costs, help with digital equipment and support in gaining any sector standard certificates.
Starts With You are a subsidiary of Bolton at Home and deliver support services to the public which include Welfare and Energy Advice, In Work Support, and wellbeing, and employability skills support via their Motive 8 programme.
Work experience is a great way to learn how the workplace operates, gain skills and training and help you decide if a particular career is right for you. Speak to your advisor to see if they can help you find a placement.
Sector Based Work Academies
Sector based work academy programmes offer a way to improve your prospects of finding work. SWAPs are short programmes lasting up to 6 weeks and offer training and work experience placements. Talk to a work coach to see if a placement is right for you.
Typically pre-apprenticeship, traineeships are an opportunity to learn "on the job" within an established workplace. Offering sometimes specialised training within a sector. Speak with a work coach to learn more about these opportunities.
Apprenticeships are a paid placement in the workplace, affording an budding apprentice the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time. Speak with a work coach to learn more about apprenticeships available to you.
Support for under 24s:
Connexions offers support and advice to young people in Bolton, you can drop in at their centres in the town centre or Farnworth.