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Employment Support

Our team can provide you with advice and guidance on getting back into work.

We can support you with job searching and gaining work experience, identifying an apprenticeship, accessing training or work placements. Should you be looking to start your own business we can assist you with advice and guidance on your new venture.

Whichever route you choose, there are many options available. Learn more about our services in this video - our weekly job searching session is currently online on Thursdays 10 am on Zoom. If you wish to take part, please email the team on

To contact us, please fill in our online form  and a member of our team will be in touch soon.

Join Chris, our Customer Training Officer, for some essential tips and advice on all things employment in these short videos, which you can view here. Topics including , Preparing for an interview, Interview Techniques, Communication Skills and Transferable skills. Also our essential Online Video Interview skills - guiding you through an online interview during the days of social distancing.

Select a link above and fill in the enquiry form to see how we can help. You can also contact the team on 0161 474 2862 or

  • Employment Advice

    Employment support

    We offer employment support to anyone aged 18 and over, regardless of employment history or any barriers, we also offer a specific programme of support to over 25's facing particular barriers to work - this is called Motiv8.

    Our current employment support programmes cover a wide range of options from helping people find work, creating a CV, completing applications and as well as preparing for interviews. Current programmes also support people who may be interested in starting their own business.

    We also deliver an online employment advice session via Zoom on Thursdays for new customers and on Tuesdays for existing customers.

    Job search

    We deliver a job club and workshop every Friday from 10.00am – 3.30pm at First House in Brinnington, in addition to our daily drop-in at Cornerstone 10.00am - 3.00pm. The latest local vacancies and opportunities are advertised and there is free computer access with support so we can help you improve your CV. We can provide help to search for jobs online and offer tips on completing job applications.

    Careers advice

    We can also provide careers advice and we can help you to create a plan to help you get into the career and job you want. If you are unsure what you can do or what you want to do, complete the enquiry form below and a member of the team will contact you to explore the options.


  • Skills Training

    We facilitate training in a variety of areas: employment, health & well-being and community. We also deliver employment training opportunities in growing sectors such as the care and the construction industry. We also offer computer skills training and other courses, which assist when gaining work. 

    Please see our Skills for Life+ programme for customers, courses available now.

    For more information on our learning opportunities, click here.


  • Volunteering

    Volunteering is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and get you ready for work. Alternatively volunteering can be used as a way of giving something back to the community.  

    Complete the enquiry form and a member of the team will guide you through the options available.

  • Work Placements

    Work placements give you an insight into different industries and areas of work. They can provide much needed experience of the workplace, help to you boost your confidence, assist in gaining a reference or facilitate on the job training, which will help you to move into employment. We offer regular placements at local organisations and also at Stockport Homes.

    Our Graduate Programmes have been created to align further study and / or workplace learning to operational role responsibilities. Graduates will work through their bespoke framework, which will be directly linked to incremental pay progression. Graduate positions are provided in areas of specific strategic importance or growth to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to stretch themselves whilst contributing to significant organisational objectives. Available posts will be advertised on our careers site.

  • Apprenticeships

    We have a wide variety of apprenticeships, some within Stockport Homes and a number offered by our partners such as B4Box specialising in construction trainees, who help deliver construction projects on Stockport Homes' properties.

    If you are interested in an apprenticeship, please fill in our form and one of our team members will be in touch. 

  • Self Employment

    If you are you looking to start a business or become self-employed – we can help to put you in touch with the Greater Manchester Growth Hub who can show you how to plan and develop your business idea. Free one-to-one support and guidance is available to help you reach your goal. Advisors can help you to plan and start your business and cover such areas as: marketing, book-keeping and social media, business plan preparation, accessing finance and signposting to specialist support for a range of sectors.

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