The Workshop

Do you know someone who needs free support finding work or help improving their skills?

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.

Other eligibility includes at least one of the following:

  • Unemployed (either claiming or not claiming a benefit) and not in full-time education.
  • Working under 16 hours per week and Claiming Universal Credit
  • Limited recent experience of employment with a skills or training need which is a barrier to finding work.

The Workshop has supported hundreds of people through free support including Jayesh and Sarah.

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


"I came to see the Workshop and hadn’t worked for over 20 years. I now have a CV, job searching skills, level 1 in office skills and am looking to start a work experience placement working with my learning mentor." Sarah

Free training is available to help with your confidence and employability skills.  Work placements are available in a number of companies across Bolton, depending on what sector you want to work in.

To find out more, please contact our workshop on 01204 333209 or 01204 338981 or email


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