Welcome to The Education Training Partnership

The Education Training Partnership has been delivering excellence since early 2007 when former chef, Simon Foster, decided to use his experience, connections and know-how to help the young people of Bolton fulfil their potential. This was recognised by the Federation of Small Business at the Annual awards which was held in Centrel Manchester when the Education Training Partnership was awarded 'Business of the Year' for the Greater Manchester region in November 2016 in recognition of its work.

Based on Bradshawgate in the heart of Bolton, our office boasts a state-of-the-art IT training suite so our clients can have free access to computers- with unlimited access to the internet- assisting them in gaining employment.  We are now delivering courses in our training suite and on a commercial basis to the general public (contact us for more information).

From small beginnings as a provider of Work Experience for local secondary schools, to a respected Education Business Link Organisation with unmatched design and delivery of projects, our ability to reduce youth unemployment has gained an enviable reputation throughout the North-West and won countless commendations, most recently being a Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business award winner for playing "a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth".

We currently work with:-

- Bolton Local Authority- to assist young people who have left school and are finding it challenging to get employment.

- The National Lottery as part of their Talent Match programme- helping young people who are furthest from the labour market back into employment.

- Nu-Traxx Youth- which includes working with Job Centre Plus advisors for the first time to deliver a package of support, mentoring and training to clients who wish to return to work but do not have the resources or skills to do so.

Career Connect - We are currently providing fully funded support to 15-24 year old clients who are struggling to get a foot hold on the employment ladder


Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team, we can now boast of working in partnership with the majority of the Training Providers, Organisations and Colleges within Greater Manchester and we are on the supply chains for three of the largest National Training Providers in the UK. We are also proud to have recognised as an Investors in People organisation, as of 2015.


Please feel free to take a look around our website and if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us through the form on the right or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest from our team



The Education Training Partnership is supported by the following Organizations: