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Support for retail workers and employers


At Employ GM we understand that these are challenging times for people whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we have a range of services available to help you back into work.

If you are looking for work our partners can provide a range of advice and support to help you get back into employment. Take a look at the latest vacancies across Greater Manchester.

View the vacancies here

In addition, Skills Support For Employment can help you take your next steps into work and provide support with:

  • Tailored one-to-one support based around your individual needs
  • A dedicated learning mentor to support you every step of the way
  • Careers advice and pre-employment support – such as help with writing the perfect CV and some expert tips to impress at job interviews
  • Opportunities to gain free, accredited qualifications that will help you to secure employment in your chosen industry
  • Help with job applications

Find out more about Skills Support For Employment 

Redundancy Support

In addition to the above, if you have been made redundant, we have a dedicated support service which can help you with short-term advice and guidance, and longer-term planning. This includes:

  • Digital and telephone redundancy support, funding advice and careers advice
  • Linking you with Jobcentre Plus for their Rapid Response to redundancy service
  • Supporting you to manage your career digitally
  • Online training support and advice

Contact the National Careers Service on

End of the Job Retention Scheme (Furloughed) Support

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme winds down, some businesses may have to make redundancies. This guide provides information on planning, the redundancy process and support for employers and employees.

View the guide here 

Are you a retail business?

If you are a retail business you can see more resources to support you and your business at GC Business Growth Hub.

Smart Works

Smart Works is available to help support with interview skills and preparing for job roles. Their virtual service consists of a one to one personalised hour of video or phone coaching with one our volunteer coaches.

Please complete the form below or contact our team on 0161 393 6473 option 2.

Please tell us more about your enquiry so we could find the right support for you.