Backing Young Bury

Backing young Bury

Bury Council set up the 'Backing Young Bury' Campaign in April 2010, to help improve learning and working opportunities for young people in the borough, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the Council has a skilled future workforce. This campaign has already led to a significant increase in the number of young people accessing apprenticeship opportunities and has developed a co-ordinated strategy towards work experience opportunities. Bury Council is committed to providing greater opportunities for young people, including extended work experience placements, pre-employment training and an increased number of a varied range of apprenticeships.

Opportunities at Bury Council


We offer apprenticeship opportunities within Bury Council, as part of the Backing Young Bury Campaign the commitment to apprenticeships has increased and has seen our internal apprenticeship offer expand. All Bury Council apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our Jobs website.

Work experience

The purpose of this scheme is to champion opportunities for young people and to establish work experience placements within the council, ensuring both the young person and the Council get the most out of the placement. A work experience placement could last for various lengths of duration.

Work experience is paramount in providing young people with the opportunity to experience the working world, which can initiate growth of their future aspirations, knowledge and skills.

Our work experience placements are available to students aged 14 - 24. If you would be interested in undertaking work experience at Bury Council then contact your work experience co-ordinator in your school or college, or alternatively you can contact us direct.

Young Person's Talent Pool

The purpose of the Young Person's Talent Pool is to provide opportunities for young people to develop their work experience and employability by offering short-term vacancies in various departments across the Council.

Young people (aged 16 - 30) can enter the Talent Pool in the following ways:

  • Through being interviewed for an apprenticeship or graduate position and meeting the benchmark
  • Through completing a work experience / pre employment placement with Bury Council and receiving positive feedback (measured using the Talent Pool appraisal form)

If you would like to be added to our Young Person's Talent Pool then please email us. Please note that there is no guarantee of employment.