How can we help you get into work?

There are five main ways we can help you get into work. 

  1. Our work clubs offer support with application forms, online job searching and CVs. You can find your nearest work club here.
  2. Our training programme can help you gain new skills. All our courses are free and run in different areas of Bolton. 
  3. We offer volunteering opportunities. Volunteering can help you build your confidence and gain work related skills. 
  4. Visit one of our UCAN centres or use our map of  IT access across Bolton to get online and search for jobs, create a CV or complete online applications. 
  5. Drop into a UCAN centre for a chat about your situation and more information on what we can offer. 

Training programme

Our training programme offers free courses to our customers. Courses are varied and cover everything from work related subjects such as health and safety and food hygiene to growing food healthily. 

Each year we use feedback from you to decide which courses we provide to make sure they meet your needs. All the courses we offer are free and you will be able to claim back any reasonable travel expenses.

Details of our 2016/17 training programme are in the document below.

Skills for life and work customer training programme 2016/17[pdf] 1MB


There are a range of online courses that you can access for free on our Customer E-learning zone that can support you with your learning and development.

Click here to log in or register.

Employment and skills directory

The  Employment and skills directory has information on the support available to help people find work, who can get that help and how to refer someone. It is updated regularly, but if you see something that is out of date or inaccurate please contact

Employment and skills directory.docx[docx] 221KB


Other useful websites:
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Get in touch

If you need more advice on how we can help you get into work you can visit one of our UCAN centres or contact 

Patricia Quinn on 01204 328103

or Carrie Riley on 01204 328102

In your words

“I enjoyed meeting other people and really enjoyed other points of view.”
Martha Taylor who attended our Getting the most out of meetings course.

“Presentation excellent. I will be attending other courses.”
Barrie Lovell who attended Presentations with the X factor course.

You said we did

You wanted us to provide more accredited training courses.    

We now provide more accredited courses such as Health and Safety, First aid, Basic Food Hygiene and the British Sign Language course.

You said we did

You wanted us to provide more DIY courses.

We've ran three different courses related to DIY this quarter.

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The Skills for Employment service operates across Greater Manchester and provides personalised support to adults who are out of work, to improve their skills and find sustainable employment.  Skills for Employment is delivered by MGC’s Work Company and a network of local skills and employment providers, including Bolton at Home.

See here for more information:

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