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Jobs support and training

There's a variety of support and training you can access whether in a job or looking for a job.

Job help and support

  • Work and financial support - financial support if you're off work because of coronavirus, help if you've lost your job, financial support if you're getting less work and more.
  • Employment Links Partnership - they offer help to get a job. They also offer detailed support on the different stages of a job hunt.
  • Armed forces and ex-armed forces personnel support - if you've left the Armed Forces and apply for a job at the council, you'll be guaranteed an interview if you meet certain conditions.
  • Cared for children - support finding education and jobs - there's plenty of support on offer for cared-for young people looking to further their education or career. Find out which option suits you best.
  • Help for young people - Prince's Trust - skills, tools, training and confidence to help you secure the job you want.
  • InWork Greater Manchester - offers support finding work for unemployed people with health conditions or disabilities. They can also help you if you'll need some specialist support when you start your job.
  • Motiv8 - for people over the age of 25 who live in Greater Manchester and aren't in employment or training. They offer support to get you back on track and move you nearer to training, job searching and employment opportunities.
  • Redundancy support information - getting the right information when you're made redundant is essential.
  • Rochdale Connections Trust - a community based charity, working in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton. Offers support for people who are finding life difficult in some way, including difficulties finding a job.
  • Self-employment support - for Greater Manchester residents who want to find out about self-employment. Support is also offered for people who have recently become self-employed or have recently started their own business.
  • Work Clubs in the borough - Work Clubs are places to share skills, experiences, find opportunities, make contacts and get support returning to work.
  • Working Well Early Help Programme - offers support and advice if you have a disability or health condition. They offer health, wellbeing and lifestyle advice, assistance in work, workplace adjustments, skills, education and training and support finding work.

Training and courses

Find out about training, courses and adult education opportunities available in the borough.

Help finding the right job support or training

Not sure which of the organisations or programmes in the sections above are right for you? Then please contact us to arrange a 1:1 discussion with a member of our jobs and skills team.

During the discussion, we'll talk about your current situation, your goals and your previous work experience. Then we'll refer you to one of the organisations listed above who we think will help you the most.

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to access support and find new job opportunities.

Business support, training and events

There's also a number of support services, training and development providers for businesses which are available across the borough.


Jobs and skills team
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU.