Can we help you?

The Skills for Employment programme provides FREE one to one support for people who have a barrier to employment or simply want support in improving their employability.  Support is personalised and catered for individual needs

You will have access to a dedicated Learning Mentor who through one-to-one support will guide you to:

  • Complete personalised skills training and gain a qualification
  • Seek support with CV and interview techniques
  • Participate in motivational and confidence building activities
  • Undertake work experience in your chosen area and gain a reference
  • Find sustainable employment

The team will advise you on the best ways to fulfil your potential, boosting your confidence in the process, so you can find the right pathway to a positive future.

Once you’re in a job we will help you adjust to the world of work and access the skills and support you need to progress in your chosen career.

Bolton Council are one of the best performing suppliers across Greater Manchester for Skills for Employment. In June 2018, they were 1st for placing people into work placements and qualifications and 4th in terms of job outcomes.

For further information or advice and guidance please contact elaine.sessions@bolton.gov.uk.
Or call The Workshop on 01204 333209.

Customer feedback

“The Workshop gave me the confidence to believe in myself. I love my job and look forward to going to work every day”.

*Jayesh (pictured)

“I came to see The Workshop with alcohol issues, had no confidence or self-worth and hadn’t worked in over 20 years. I’m now part of the way through my journey, have a CV, job searching skills and I’m currently at college doing a Level 1 in office Skills and an IT class. I’ve stopped drinking since starting on the programme and I’m looking at starting a work placement with my Learning Mentor."


*Jayesh and Sarah are two of a number of people who have received support on The Skills for Employment programme.


The Workshop

Bolton Council

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Paderborn House

Howell Croft North



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