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Find a job

Find a job with Rochdale Borough Council, other councils, agency work or jobs around Great Britain and abroad.

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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

We provide services in 1-to-1 interviews at either the Employment Links Centre or at borough wide outreach bases.

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Get help finding a job

Get help with travel costs, advice and help with skills like CV writing, applications and interview techniques.

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Children's social care jobs

We're always looking for passionate newly qualified and experienced social workers and practice managers.

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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

Access free training to help you develop your IT skills and websites you may find helpful to find a job, access your emails and more.

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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
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.
Ride Rochdale
21 May 2017
2 women only cycle sportives hosted by double Olympic gold and World Champion cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE.
Street Eat, Rochdale Town Hall Square
27 May 2017
Tasty street food, prepared by the town’s restaurant chefs. Choose from dozens of dishes only £3 each, including Spanish, Italian, English, German, American and more.