Help to get into work

Help to get into work

We offer employment support to all Wythenshawe residents, as well as additional support provided by partnerships with our local, regional and national partners.

Real Opportunities Scheme

Whether you're looking to get into work for the first time, after a long time or if you're trying find a different job, our Real Opportunities Scheme, offered by our employment team, can support you.

The scheme explores several services, including:

  • Creating a CV
  • Completing job applications
  • Interview skills
  • Job searching
  • Training and upskilling
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Finding self-employment support
  • Work experience placements (for school and college students)
  • Finding an apprenticeship

When you register with us, we'll also send you weekly emails with the latest opportunities you may be interested in. We include opportunities from the local area, with us and our partners. We'll also signpost you to additional services that can help your employment journey, such as financial inclusion and access to travel and interview clothes.

If you'd like to register for support and opportunity bulletins, please complete our Real Opportunities form and a member of the team will contact you. You can also email us at

The information collected from this form will be used to contact you about the services offered and will be held for a maximum of 5 years. If you wish to have your details removed and/or decide that Real Opportunities and the services offered are no longer for you, you can contact the Real Opportunities team at any time and we will delete your personal information.

In order to provide the services offered, WCHG will share the information provided with the relevant organisations to assist in accessing opportunities suitable to you. The information you have provided is confidential and will not be used for any other purposes than already sated.

Please note, we are committed to treating your information securely, with respect and in line with data protection law. If you have any concerns then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We've put together a list of useful links to different programmes of support to help local people get into work or training. See the list here.

Additional Support

You may require additional support if you are trying to manage a lot of different needs, such as health issues or personal challenges. We work with local, regional and national partners to provide the following support services:

Support to Succeed

Working in partnership with Athena and Working Well (Greater Manchester) Support to Succeed offers FREE one-to-one coaching to people looking to make a difference in their lives. If you are aged 19+ and not part of any current employment programme, get in touch and start your journey today. The range of support includes:

  • Wellbeing and confidence building
  • Managing finances and budgeting
  • Job searching and career planning
  • Skills and volunteering experience
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Sign-posting to specialist services

Register your interest in the Support to Succeed project by completing this form.


Motiv8 provides 1-2-1 wraparound support for 6 months to help people overcome barriers and move into employment. Find out more on the Motiv8 page.


BeWell is here to help you find a way to live and feel well, whatever twists and turns life brings. They can help you get on top of work, family and money worries. Find out more on the BeWell website.


Businesses Working with Wythenshawe (BW3) is a collaboration of local employers that work together to provide development opportunities.

The main projects are:

  • High School Get Hired - teaches year 9/10 students what is needed to get a job and includes workshops on completing applications, Cvs, presentation skills and job searching. It is finished with a mock interview from a BW3 business member.
  • Numbers At Work - shows primary school students how maths is used practically in the workplace.
  • Get Hired - an employment fair that hundreds of local residents attend to meet employers face to face, apply for jobs, get advice and support. Following these events between 15% - 30% go into work.
  • Aspirational Mentoring Programme - working with people from local schools to help raise aspirations and attainment.
  • Business Mentoring - providing new businesses with the expertise and support needed to flourish.

For more information about BW3 visit

Employers Recruitment Service

The Employment and Skills team offer a tailored employers recruitment service for socially minded employers looking to recruit Wythenshawe residents with an excellent track record sourcing candidates. Previous employers include Mitie, Bespoke, Metrolink and Costa Coffee, helping identify talented people and reduce their costs by employing the right person for the job.

Get in touch to discuss how we might be able to support your recruitment needs on 0161 946 1056 or email

Community Development Team at WCHG

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Find out more about all our Community Development services, including employment support in our latest Community Development Annual Report.