Rochdale Training launches Bury Talent Academy training course for unemployed young people


Young unemployed residents of Bury have the opportunity to help find work through a new training program.

Rochdale Training is offering its new free eight-week “Bury Talent Academy” course at BusinessLodge Bury for non-working people aged 16 to 25.

The scheme, which is in partnership with youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, will include work experience, a £50 weekly attendance allowance and the option to move into an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

Due to start this month, the course will focus on two sectors – health and social care and customer service environments.

Mark Whittaker, Skills Advisor at Rochdale Training, said: “This course is designed to be fun and will help 16-25 year olds find employment.

“This hands-on course will help you make new friends, boost your confidence and gain accredited qualifications with work experience.

“You will be supported every step of the way with a personal mentor and career coach.

“Employers are waiting to meet you, what are you waiting for…apply now.”

Anyone admitted to the course will have the opportunity to complete digital and first aid training, as well as an accredited qualification in one of the two sectors.

Internships will be arranged with local employers over a two-week period.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be supported to apply for learning roles across the borough.

Rochdale Training is particularly keen to hear from people leaving care, children in care, unaccompanied child asylum seekers, young carers, home-schooled students, those in a transition year and Grade 12 students for whom a significant disruption has occurred.

For further information on registration and eligibility please contact Nathan Finn on 01706 631417 or email [email protected]


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