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Stockport Homes employment team provides advice and guides people online

Posted 29 July 2020

Have you lost your job due to Covid-19? Or have you considered retraining for new job prospects?

Stockport Homes’ employment team has been busy providing people in Stockport with advice and guidance on getting back into work. The service has quickly adapted to the current situation and now offer an extensive online support with weekly job searching session on Zoom every Thursday and video guides from ‘Online Job Interview’ tips to ‘Transferable Skills’. If you want to join a session, please visit for more information.

One of the customers, whom the team had worked with a few years ago, contacted the team again because she had lost her job due to Covid-19, said:

I have received indispensable advice, training and skills, and have acquired long-term work placement with the guidance from this amazing team. They've helped me with everything, from enrolling on courses to interview practice to helping me improve my CV. Without this advice I wouldn't have pushed myself to become the confident, skilled professional I am today.

The employment team is proud to support BBC Radio Manchester’s £10 Million Job Hunt. One of the services that the team provides is 1:1 CV Help. Amanda Ward, Employment Support Manager at Stockport Homes, gave two applicants some valuable CV advice on their job hunt. You can see the video here:

Jenny Osbourne, Chair of Stockport Homes Board said:

It’s fantastic to see how our different services are adapting to the current situation. The employment team’s service is not only available for SHG’s tenants, but anyone in the Stockport area who might have lost their job and are looking to get advice and tips on getting back into employment.

This year the employment team have supported 119 people into employment, including apprenticeships and work placements. The team is currently helping 220 customers but are open for anyone who needs employment support in Stockport to contact them. Please email the team on or by phoning 0161 474 3773.

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