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Huge range of opportunities at Employment, Health and Skills event

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2016 10:46 BST

Residents are invited to attend an Employment, Health and Skills showcase which takes place on Wednesday 19 October at Bury Town Hall.

A huge range of companies, agencies and service providers will be there to talk to visitors as part of the latest ‘Bury Means Business’ initiative.

This event runs from 2pm to 7pm in the Elizabethan Suite, and there’s no need to book; just turn up when you want, and people will be there to help you get the most out of the event.

More than a dozen skills providers will be there, with information on training and development in areas such as English, maths, practical life skills, vocational development, apprenticeships and specialist opportunities. These providers will include Babington Business Group, Connexions, Princes Trust, See Things Differently, Rathbone and Bury College/the University of Bolton.

The event is also an opportunity to meet employers who have current and upcoming vacancies, and speak to them about career opportunities.

Among the employers will be Exchange Utility, Bury College – Business Solutions/Employment Gateway, Dunelm, Barclays, Kaleidoscope, G4S, Persona and Smyths Toys, plus others. The skill and support organisations will also highlight employment or volunteering opportunities that they have.

The National Careers Services will advise visitors on how to best prepare their job applications and CVs.

In the adjacent Peel Room, an array of local organisations will have advice and support to help people overcome health-related barriers to getting new skills or employment, as well as support to be well in work.

Healthy Minds, United Response,Working Well, Talent Match (Groundwork) and Supportive Stem are some of the those that will be in attendance, alongside the council’s Help Yourself to Wellbeing programme, who will be able to provider taster sessions of the course that they run.

Exhibitors will be networking to share knowledge of what support and provision is available locally and with regional and national organisations, such as Disability Confident. Extra effort will be made between 5.30pm and 6.30pm to reduce noise and lighting levels to support individuals who benefit from such an environment.

For more information call Bury Council on 0161 253 5371 or email


Press release issued: 10 October 2016.