Wigan

About Wigan

The most western area of Greater Manchester, the Wigan borough features two main towns: Wigan and Leigh. There’s lots of green space in the borough for people to enjoy, and a vibrant culture with shopping and nightlife.

There are a wide range of industries and employers in Wigan – explore some of the top jobs and biggest businesses on this page.

Meet the top employers in Wigan

See the biggest employers in Wigan – just click through to see their jobs pages. Getting to know these employers could inspire you about your future career or help you to make decisions about what to study.

Learn about training providers in Wigan

See some of the training providers you could study with in Wigan. Why not explore what courses they offer to see what’s available in your area?

Winstanley College

 

Wigan and Leigh College

 

The Deanery

 

St John Rigby RC Sixth Form College

 

St Mary’s Catholic High School

 

Winstanley College

 

Wigan and Leigh College

 

The Deanery

 

St John Rigby RC Sixth Form College

 

St Mary’s Catholic High School

 

See the top jobs in Wigan

This quick list shows the top occupations across Wigan. Do any of these sound like something you’d like to do?

 

  1. Nurse
  2. Teaching assistant
  3. Admin assistant
  4. Personal carer
  5. Customer service

                  Find careers events near you

                  Discover helpful and informative careers events in Wigan and the nearby areas.

                  Reform Radio Course: Taster Session

                  Reform Radio Course: Taster Session

                  Date: 18/08/2022
                  Length of session: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
                  Suitable for: Those aged 19-30 & unemployed

                  If you are aged 19-30 and based near Manchester city centre, head down to Reform on August 18th between 12:30 – 2:30 PM for a taster day.
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                  Learn about the top skills in Wigan

                  These skills are the top 5 required skills across Wigan. You might already have some of these or could start a course to boost your skillset.

                   

                  1. Teaching
                  2. Customer service
                  3. Sales
                  4. Microsoft Office
                  5. Admin/clerical

                                  Discover local opportunities and support

                                  See some opportunities to get work experience or brush up on your skills here on GMACS.

                                  Preparing For Your Future Free Online Course

                                  Preparing For Your Future Free Online Course

                                  The Preparing For Your Future course is a free online course aimed at those aged between 14 and 16. It’s designed to help you build skills and careers confidence. This totally free online programme has 5 different courses for you to complete. All about you You, your...

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                                  Journey To Work Free Online Course

                                  Journey To Work Free Online Course

                                  The Young Professional Journey to Work virtual learning programme is a free learning tool for young people aged 17-19. Developed by Youth Employment UK, this free online course helps you build skills and careers confidence. There are 8 free modules that you can do at...

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                                  Reform Radio Course

                                  Reform Radio Course

                                  This course will see you learn the ins and outs of what it means to be part of a Radio Production team. Throughout the two weeks, you will alternate between presenter and producer roles, developing skills in music software, script writing and public speaking, as well...

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                                  Learn about Our Pass

                                  In Wigan, aged 16-18 and looking for a cheap way to get around? Our Pass gets you free bus travel, discounted metro tickets and access to exclusive discounts.