Connexions offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance for young people in Bolton.
Young people can see a Connexions Careers Adviser in the following locations:
- Local Authority secondary schools (including special schools and schools with sixth forms) if the schools have purchased a service from Connexions Careers Service Bolton
- Connexions centre at The BASE, Marsden Road, Bolton, BL1 2PF (young people aged 16-19 and up to 25 for SEND young people). Drop in Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm
- Start Well and Young People’s Centre, King Street, Farnworth, BL4 7AP (young people aged 16-19 and up to 25 for SEND young people). Drop in every Wednesday 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Connexions Careers Advisers also provide additional help and support to the following groups:
- young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) or those at risk of becoming NEET
- young people with special educational needs
- looked after children and care leavers
- young people in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)
Skills Support for Growth
An ESF NEET Project (2019-21) for Bolton young people
The project will support young people aged 15-19 (or up to 24 for young people who have a learning difficulty and / or disability). Connexions will be working with over 500 young people up until July 2021 who are NEET or who are at risk of becoming so, offering support to progress into education, employment or training including Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
Some of the benefits for participants are:
- opportunities for personal development
- a varied programme to re-engage with constructive activities
- 1 to 1 support from a Careers Adviser to progress into education, employment or training
- gaining an accredited qualification
- lifeskills support
- help with jobsearch, CV writing and preparation for interviews.
For more information please contact: Katrina Berwick, Justine Horrocks or Nicola Devine on 01204 334450 or 0800 0525559.
Connexions on Facebook and Twitter
Connexions Bolton has its own Facebook and Twitter pages. Information about local job vacancies, personal development opportunities and more general information about things that matter to teenagers are posted on a regular basis.