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.
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?
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?
- Teaching assistant
- Admin assistant
- Personal carer
- Customer service
Find careers events near you
Discover helpful and informative careers events in Wigan and the nearby areas.
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.
- Customer service
- Microsoft Office
Discover local opportunities and support
See some opportunities to get work experience or brush up on your skills here on GMACS.
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...
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...
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...
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.