Alternative vocational experiences for young people

Alternative vocational experiences help young people try different jobs, and develop work skills to prepare for work.

We offer a range of vocational opportunities and experiences to help develop work, social skills and independence.

We approach local employers on your behalf to make sure they can offer a suitable vocational experience to meet your needs.

You could also join our community projects.

There are lots of opportunities to choose from:

  • Work at a local business on a long or short term work placement
  • Work in the community, choose from gardening, woodwork, arts and crafts or join the recycling project.
  • Gain a recognised qualification – ASDAN qualifications offer flexible ways to accredit skills for learning.
  • Join the work preparation club to learn how to put a CV together, search for a job, complete a job application and prepare for an interview

Whatever you choose, the Wellbeing Service offers dedicated support.

Contact the Wellbeing Service to find out how to take part.


Wellbeing Service
451 Middleton Road
Chadderton
OL9 9LB
Tel 0161 770 8500
Fax 0161 770 8502