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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.

Our drive to help people get back into employment is linked to our second objective as a responsible housing provider and Charitable Community Benefit Society: 'Supporting our customers to be more independent and our communities to be more sustainable'.

You can learn more about our objectives here.

Click 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

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

Click here to view the courses we have to offer.

3. Skills Support for Employment

Skills Support for Employment is a Greater Manchester Programme which 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 to find out more.

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 in or register.

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.

Learn more about how Working Wardrobe can help here.

8. Training grants

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

Click here to learn more about these grants.

9. The Skills for Employment service

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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.

Click 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.

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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

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"