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Training and courses

Options include apprenticeships, training for unemployed adults, free IT training, business training and evening classes.

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By volunteering your time, you can help the community and gain experience and skills to help you find and develop a career.

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Careers advice

Details of the advice available from the National Careers Service.

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Get help finding a job

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Support for ex/armed forces and their families

If you've served in the armed forces and need some help finding work or improving your skills.

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Redundancy information

Get help and advice to find a new job, improve your skills or find out about benefits you may get.

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PossAbilities Employment

Training and development for people with a disability.

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Talk English project

The Talk English project is for people with low levels of English. It aims to help you learn English and get involved in the wider community.

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Basic skills to help you get online

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FREE access to computers

Find out where your nearest centre is to access the internet for free.



Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.