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Tameside in Work

A fantastic new support service has launched in Tameside, aimed at helping people to progress in their employment.

Commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the 12 month initiative is the first of its kind in Tameside. It will gather evidence around the most effective ways of supporting people who are in work on low pay to progress and increase their earnings.

150 Tameside residents, who either are already in employment on low pay or are self-employed, can volunteer to participate and receive support from the scheme.

Trained advisors will support participants to upskill and increase their earnings, providing bespoke training tailored to their personal needs, career aspirations, skills and development goals.

With specialist local labour market information, advisors will support participants to find new roles and progressive opportunities while developing their confidence in communicating with potential employers.

In addition to obtaining new skills and development opportunities, participants will also be supported to improve their work/life balance either within their current employment or in an alternative role.
Those who are interested in finding out more or participating in the scheme can contact

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Routes to Work

Routes to Work is a Supported Employment service provided by Tameside MBC. We offer advice, support and practical assistance to local residents with a Disability, which is a barrier to employment. We aim to help you into employment using a range of different methods, this will include assessing your experiences, any relevant training that you have had and any qualifications that you have gained. We offer a tailor-made package of support which is individual to you.

We can maximise your chances of getting the right job by helping you:

  • Produce your CV
  • Practice interview skills
  • Getting to an interview by accompanying you
  • Through the recruitment process

Our service is all about finding the right job for the right person, and matching client skills to the employer's needs. 

Routes to Work provides a drop-in service for general advice and guidance and is held at the Topaz Wellbeing Centre on Katherine Street Ashton under Lyne on the last Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. There is no need to book.

Employment Officers are available to talk with and can offer suggestions about finding suitable work and improving employability.

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