A NEW training centre aimed at helping people access further education services or additional training to gain employment has opened this week on Knowsley Street.

Qube Learning opened their Kick Start Centre on Monday for those aged 16 or over looking for training and how they can learn new skills.

It was set to open in December last year, however, due to lockdown it had to remain closed for the past four months.

Now it's reopened its doors to help those who need a helping hand on their career ladder.

Bolton Kick Start Centre focuses on vocational work and is open to those with or without traditional qualifications.

It seeks to provide a comfortable setting for young individuals to network and find the support that they need.

The centre consists of a large reception area, two meeting rooms downstairs, and three interview spaces upstairs. It also features disabled access and there is a kitchen area.

It will run on a drop-in basis and there is no need for an appointment.

Business development director of Qube learning Adrian Grove said: “The worldwide health crisis has impacted an immeasurable number of businesses and we believe that encouraging traineeships, that hopefully turn into full-time employment, will make a very positive difference to the economy in this region.

“With a less conventional way into learning, while gaining relevant exposure in certain industries, this viable route, with which we have seen so many successes, can assist in moulding a future that some individuals never thought possible.

“We are a welcoming team at the centre; we work closely with the student and the employer, to ensure it is a fluid journey that creates constructive change, for all those involved.”

Qube Learning is an OFSTED rated grade 2 - good - recruitment and training solutions provider that works with hundreds of employers across the country.