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We can help you get in to work

We offer a range of services to help you gain the skills, confidence and motivation to get back into work.

Helping people get back into work is linked to one of our objectives as a responsible housing provider: 'Supporting our customers to be more independent and our communities to be more sustainable'

Click here to learn more about our organsiational objectives.

Click or tap on the headings below to learn more about each of the services we offer along with how you can get help.

1. Work clubs

We offer support with application forms, online job searching, CVs, IT training, 1 to 1 guidance and debt and money advice.

Visit one of our UCAN centres for more information on what we can offer.

Click here to find your nearest UCAN centre.

2. Our training programme

3. Adult Work Experience Placements

We know getting into work can seem quite scary if you've been out of work for a while or if you've never had a job. Our Way in2Work Programme can help you build your confidence and gain work related skills, which all helps to make you more employable.

Please note: Our adult work experience placements have been suspended until a full risk assessment has been completed, please check back here for further updates

If you're unsure about how work experience can help you get a job, you can click here to watch our video or read our case studies.

We want you to succeed so our Way in2Work programme is tailored to your needs. As well as part time work experience, we will give you the tools and support to track and record your new skills and experience and show you how to use these to get the job.

We provide support with CV’s and job searching, one to one appointments to break down any barriers into work, competency based interview training through Bolton College and accredited qualifications to enhance your chances of finding work. We even offer an online Life Coaching programme called Transform and Achieve: click here to find out more about Transform and Achieve Life Coaching.

The Way in2Work programme is available to all Bolton residents over 18 who are looking to get into work.

Even though our work experience placements are currently suspended, we can still help.

Have a look at what else we have on offer.

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Coming soon: Paid work placements for 16 – 24 year olds who qualify for the Government Funded Kickstart Scheme. Please speak to your job centre advisor to see if you qualify.

Need more information? Please contact:
Niki Meikle 
Way in2Work Volunteer Coordinator

Call: 07775 826 422
Email: niki.meikle@boltonathome.org.uk

4. Our vacancies

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Are you interested in working for us?

You can view our current vacancies by clicking here.

5. Education and training

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 into or register onto our Customer E-Learning Zone.

6. In work support

From day one of employment, we'll offer 6 months support to help you overcome any barriers you may find when starting in new employment.

This ranges from financial issues to getting the right clothing for the job. Support is offered either by email, phone or face to face and we encourage you to contact us regularly so we can ensure no problems are left for any length of time. 

7. Working Wardrobe

Working Wardrobe has been set up to tackle another barrier into employment that so many men and women face today. That barrier is the lack of suitable clothing to wear in order to make a good first impression at the interview.

Click here to learn more about how Working Wardrobe can help.

8. Training grants

We can offer small grants to help with training and education.

Click here to learn more about our training grants.

9. The Skills for Employment service

We are proud to be part of the Skills Support for Employment Programme, which supports unemployed people looking for work. The programme offers free one to one support, training, qualifications, work experience and help finding the perfect job.

Participants need to have a valid National Insurance number and be at least 19 years old.

Please visit Bolton Council's website to find out more: www.bolton.gov.uk/help-finding-work/skills-employment-scheme

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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

Carrie Riley on 01204 328102.

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.

Our Impact Report: April 2019 – March 2020

Employment and Enterprise Service.
Making an impact that matters
Employment-enterprise-&-training-service-impact-report.pdf [pdf] 1MB

In your words

DIY Course:

“I would like to thank you so much for inviting me to take part in the DIY course at Bolton College. I would not have thought it was possible to learn so much in such a short time. I also enjoyed every minute of the course. All the tutors were absolutely amazing, obviously very knowledgeable but also were very understanding and patient. All the other participants were very friendly and I think we all enjoyed and benefited greatly from the course. I have to say the buffet on the last day was most enjoyable too.”

Transform & Achieve – Employment Boot Camp

"Come to this course with an open mind and an open heart, and it will open doors in your mind. It has been very cathartic, changing me to reveal the true me. I thoroughly recommend to anyone, as the lecturers are possionate, professional and friendly. Truly life-changing"