re you looking for a job, to retrain or upskill? Visit Bolton’s Learning and Employment Fair

Join us in Victoria Square on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 September from 10am-4pm.

The Learning and Employment Fair features employment, training, and skills providers from across the borough; plus, a Job Centre ‘Kickstart’ recruitment zone.

Kickstart is a government funded six month paid work placement to help unemployed young people (16-24) gain workplace skills and find a job.

There will be a ‘speed dating’ type opportunity for young people to find out more about the vacancies available under the scheme.

With support for both adults and young people, the fair has three zones: Lifelong Learning, Employment & Skills and Kickstart.  

Exhibitors include:

  • Alliance Learning
  • BACKUP North-West
  • BEST/Remploy,
  • BLGC,
  • Bolton College & Community Learning
  • Bolton Sixth Form College
  • Bolton CVS,
  • Bolton at Home
  • Bright Direction Training
  • Business Bolton
  • BWFC
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Connexions Bolton
  • Digital, Employment & Skills Navigation
  • Growth Company
  • Ingeus
  • Job Centre & Kickstart Employers
  • Library and Museum Service,
  • National Careers Service
  • Qube Learning
  • The Workshop
  • The University of Bolton
  • Workers Educational Association

As part of the event, we will be launching our new website, a resource to help people access digital skills and resources, English for Speakers of Other Languages support (ESOL) and lifelong learning opportunities.

There will also be an employment, training and skills directory to find local courses and training providers.

Why not sign up to our monthly DES (Digital, Employment and Skills) newsletter, to learn about the latest learning opportunities, employment programmes and events?

If you sign up before 30 November, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Samsung tablet.

Visit to sign up.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member, with responsibility for Libraries, Cllr Hilary Fairclough, said:

“This event is a brilliant opportunity for our training and learning support partners to show the town what they have to offer.

“Whether you are a young person or an adult, there is something for everyone.

“Also, if you are aged 19-24, looking for a job and want to learn new skills, this event is for you.

“You’ll have access to a huge raft of skills providers and Kickstart employers - everything you need in one place.”

For more information on Digital, Employment and Skills support:


Call: 01204 332731

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Published: 25th August 2021