A new website which helps people in Bolton find jobs, training and apprenticeships has been launched.
The website http://www.bolton.gov.uk/Jobsandskills signposts jobseekers to employment opportunities, helps people looking to improve their skills and directs to training courses. The new website was created by Team Bolton, a partnership of local organisations who are delivering Bolton’s Skills Strategy.
Employers can also use it to find out everything they need to know about Team Bolton’s free of charge ‘one stop shop’ of recruitment and skills advice.
Team Bolton consists of Bolton Council, Job Centre Plus, Work Programme providers, Bolton at Home and the Probation Service. Education and training providers such as Bolton College, the University of Bolton, the Work-based Learning Provider Network, and schools and sixth forms are also part of the partnership.
Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Linda Thomas, said: “The aim of the Team Bolton partnership approach is to work with local employers and residents to improve their skills and qualifications, and ultimately provide more jobs in the future.
“The new website pulls together all the different information that is already out there and also signposts to local support. Having all the information in one place will hopefully make it easier for people who are unsure of what their options are, and it will also allow employers the opportunity to find out how Team Bolton can help them.”
Strategic lead for the Skills Strategy and Principal of Bolton College, Marie Gilluley, added: “The website is a great example of Team Bolton partners working together to improve the skills and employment opportunities of local people.
“The site acts as a single point of reference for both Bolton residents and businesses to understand the wide range of support that is relevant to them locally and also further afield. We look forward to hearing residents and businesses’ feedback about the site.”
This is the first stage of the website and feedback on how to improve it can be submitted on the website.