Spring into a new career this March!

National Careers Week 2021 is from 1st-6th Keep an eye on social media for #NCW2021 for career information and opportunities!

Remember, if you are aged 16-18 (up to 24 with an EHCP) and live in Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside, you can get a 1:1 careers interview with a highly qualified and experienced adviser by calling our post 16 teams on 0161 621 9300...


Calling all aspiring engineers! Rochdale Training are soon to run a pre-apprenticeship course for anyone aged 16-24 who is interested in working in engineering and manufacturing. A fantastic opportunity, not to be missed!

Immediate starts are available. Contact Nathan Finn on email nfinn@rochdaletraining.co.uk for more details.


If you want to get into volunteering, training, college or apprenticeships, check out M-EET Your Match website!

M-EET Your Match has an online list of opportunities (volunteering, educational courses, work placements, life and employment skills courses, and Level 2 apprenticeships) for young people who live in Manchester (although opportunities are also available to young people in Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale – we checked!)

If you find something you’re interested in you can click and register directly with the organisers who will then contact you. You can also find out more information about preparing for interviews, writing your CV and support organisations. This service is provided by Manchester City Council, for residents of the City of Manchester who are aged 16-24.


Maximise your chances of getting an apprenticeship: register with some training providers!

Training providers (often colleges or smaller training centres) offer the qualification element of an apprenticeship. They also liaise with employers to generate apprenticeship vacancies. If you are registered with a training provider, they will put your CV forward for any vacancies they think you are suitable for so it makes sense to make contact with a few. You might have to have an interview, and do some maths and English assessments, but once they know you are an excellent candidate, they will start trying to get you an interview. Have a look at the list below for some local training providers – why not contact one (or more) today? Please note, this is not an exhaustive list – you can find even more by searching the internet.

Brighter Beginnings (Childcare)

NLTG (Various vocational areas)

Oldham College (Various vocational areas)   

OTC (Engineering, Business Admin, Manufacturing) 

YMCA (Various vocational areas) 

MANTRA (Various inc Motor Vehicle & Warehousing)  

Juniper Training (Various vocational areas)

Tameside College (Various vocational areas) 

Hopwood Hall College (Various vocational areas)

Rochdale Training (Various vocational areas)

Juniper Training (Various vocational areas)

SETA (Engineering)

Michael John (Hair)

The Growth Company (Various vocational areas)

Juice Academy (Digital Media)


 Vacancy Spotlight

Each month we will highlight some vacancies being advertised online, just to give you an idea of what is out there.  Remember, there are plenty more vacancies online. Keep looking and applying – something will come up eventually!


Trainee/Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative Aged 16-20 years old

Level 2, Manchester

Warehouse Assistant

Level 2, Oldham

Dental Nurse

Level 3, Dukinfield

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprentice

Level 3, Manchester



 Are you looking for work?

If you are currently looking for work or an apprenticeship, please ensure you are checking out these websites several times a week!






Don’t forget, your Career Adviser can also help you with your job search. Contact our Careers Teams today for an appointment (either face-to-face, over the phone or using video)


March 2021 - The Speakers’ Room: Information. Inspiration.

Positive Steps will be offering a range of exciting online session to Young People and Families to help tackle social isolation, improve networks and raise aspirations. These fantastic sessions are a mixture of Employer led, Positive Steps Services and those from our key external partners. Have a look at the list below – if you want to attend any of the online sessions, Contact ess@positive-steps.org.uk for further details. If you do not have a tablet or laptop to access the sessions, let us know - we might be able to help.

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