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
  • be at least 19 years old
  • have a home postcode within Greater Manchester, or be able to access support within Greater Manchester
  • unemployed (including not in receipt of benefits), or claiming Univeral Credit and not in full-time education.
  • have limited recent experience of employment, and a skills or training need that prevents you from finding long-term employment

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 also available to help with your confidence and employability skills.  Our Barrier Busting and Gateway to Confidence course looks at transferrable skills, confidence and motivation.  

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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