The Business Bank

The Business Bank

Do you want to be part of it?


The Business Bank is a new community project from NLTG.

At NLTG, we deliver two exciting Pre-Apprenticeship Study Programmes for young people aged 16-18. As part of these programmes, students are required to undertake a work experience placement to help develop their employability skills and introduce them to the world of work.

We are building a bank of local businesses that surround our Accrington, Bury and Oldham Centres who can offer young people the perfect work experience placement as part of their studies.

Do you want to be part of it?

The Business Bank - Be Part Of It

We are asking local businesses to support local young people aged 16-18 develop their employability skills, by offering them a valuable work experience placement and the opportunity to gain an insight into how your industry works.


Work experience placements are flexible. They can be used to get that extra helping hand with a range of tasks in almost any industry. The length and duration can be set to fit in around your schedule and needs and can consist of up to 40 hours per week.

Young and enthusiastic students are ready to help you. Are you able to help them?



  • All placements are fully funded as part of the student’s learning so there is no cost to you.
  • Students are paid a bursary allowance from ourselves so there is no obligation for you to pay any wages.
  • Raise your business profile and give something back to the community by offering local young people the help and experience they need to get into the world of work.
  • It’s an opportunity to meet and trial possible future recruits.
The Business Bank - Being Part Of It The Business Bank - Free E-Learning

You’ll receive a media pack with resources for your social media channels as well as publicity on NLTG’s social media platforms to show that you’re a member of The Business Bank and supporting your community.

For a limited time, businesses who join The Business Bank will be able to access a complementary short E-Learning course. Choose 1 course from our suite of Personal Development or COVID-19 Awareness courses.

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1) Raise a work experience placement.
2) Interview/screen potential candidates.
3) Arrange with NLTG a health and safety appraisal.
4) Complete a short induction with the student.
5) Set them tasks and let them help you and your business.
6) Access ongoing support and regular visits from an NLTG Work Placement Officer.



Contact one of our Work Placement Officers to get involved:

Laura Booth | T: 07714 789250 | E:
Joanna McKiernan | T: 07541 620008 | E:

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