Work and skills
There are plenty of options available across Wythenshawe to support local people to find work, whether it's a first job, a new job after being out of work, or a change of career. The Wythenshawe Directory has more detailed information, but a summary is provided below:
The Real Opportunities programme delivered by WCHG enables local Wythenshawe residents to receive one-to-one employment and training support from a specially trained advisor. To access this support all that's needed is the completion of a single-page referral form.
Manchester Adult Education Service, located in the Forum Centre, provides adult education (age 19+) through courses which help residents to prepare for and progress into employment, and to develop the skills to take a more active role in their communities through, for example, volunteering. Julie Rushton, head of MAES said: “In research carried out in 2016, 99% of learners said that MAES courses make their lives better."
Airport Academy is based at Manchester Airport and offers pre-employment courses for people interested in working for one of the many employers based on site, who offer a wide range of job opportunities.
Work clubs are local support groups based in community venues that offer advice, guidance and informal skills teaching by staff and volunteers. These clubs have computer and internet access to assist with CV writing, job applications and job search online - all with help and support available. There are several work clubs in Wythenshawe and further details can be found in the Work & skills section in the Wythenshawe Directory.