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We can help you get in to work

1. Workclubs: 

We offer support with application forms, online job searching, CV's, IT training, 1-1 guidance and debt and money advice.

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

2. Our training programme: 
This can help you gain new skills. All our courses are free and run in different areas of Bolton.

3. We offer volunteering opportunities.
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. Volunteering can help you build your confidence and gain work related skills, which all helps to make you more employable.

These are our current part time work experience placements

If you're unsure about how volunteering can help you get a job, you can read our case studies

To help you get in to work, we will offer you a part time, eight week work placement, tools and support to track and record your new skills and experience, 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.

This is an eight week programme and is available to all Bolton residents over 18 who are looking to get into work.

4. Our vacancies

5. Employment and skills: 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 It is updated regularly, but if you see something that is out of date or inaccurate please contact

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Other useful websites:
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6. 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 in or register.

7. In work support

8. Working Wardrobe

9. Training grants

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


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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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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.

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.