The Workshop

Do you know someone who needs free support finding work or help improving their skills?

Skills for Employment is a Greater Manchester Programme which offers free one to one support, training, qualifications, work experience and help finding the perfect job. 

Around 40% of people who enrolled on the scheme have found work since it started in 2016.

Participants need to be:

  • aged 19+
  • 18+ if in receipt of out of work benefits on the day they start on the programme
  • unemployed
  • not in full time education
  • or with limited recent employment experience.

The Workshop has supported hundreds of people through the programme, including Jayesh and Sarah.

The workshop gave me the confidence to believe in myself. I love my job and look forward to going to work every day. Jayesh


"I came to see the Workshop and hadn’t worked for over 20 years. I now have a CV, job searching skills, level 1 in office skills and am looking to start a work experience placement working with my learning mentor." Sarah

Our latest qualifications include Retail and Business Administration.

Free training is also available to help with your confidence and employability skills.  Our Barrier Busting and Gateway to Confidence course looks at transferrable skills, confidence and motivation.  

Our Work Skills course provides practical free support to help build your CV, job searching and interview skills. 

Work placements are available in a number of areas including Business Administration, Retail and Warehousing.

To find out more, please contact our workshop on 01204 333209 or 01204 338981 or email


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