A key aspect of the Bolton Award is encouraging students to gain relevant and valuable work experience. We believe that the earlier you start building up your experience, the better, and the Bolton Award provides a supportive framework to help you to commit to this additional activity outside of your academic studies.

You are required to fulfil a minimum of 15 hours of Employability Experience for the Bolton Award, and examples of eligible types of activity include:

  • Part-time employment
  • Work-experience or work shadowing
  • Volunteering
  • Student roles (such as Course Representative, Mentor, and Ambassador)

Some students are already involved in employability activity, and the Bolton Award will recognise your dedication. Equally, other students may not be, and the Bolton Award will provide you with advice and guidance so that you can begin gaining crucial work experience without delay.