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Give & Gain Employability Programme 2017

Our FREE work skills programme allows you to GIVE your time as a volunteer with FareShare Greater Manchester to GAIN a NOCN Level 2 certificate in Warehousing and Storage. Our Touch Wood sessions will help particiapnts towards a CSCS card for working in construction. The Programme includes: Induction to EMERGE; practical sessions in health and safety and the 3Rs. Then the sessions become specific depending on which part of our social business you want to focus.

In FareShare Greater Manchester

picThe programme includes receiving and shipping food orders; food safety; safe handling procedures; team work; customer services. The programme generally runs for 10 weeks over 2 days a week and the hours are 9am - 4pm each day. For more info contact Liz (details below).

Participants will increase their knowledge, skills, confidence and employability, and gain food safety and warehousing qualifictions.

In Touch Wood

team and tableThis is a 4-week courses in woodworking within the wider context of exploring a career in the construction sector.
Improve your employability through hands-on learning; Gain, share and improve your practical skills.
On completing the course you will have taken steps towards a qualification and have gained a work reference.

Our courses are running roughly quarterly throughout the year: Contact Liz for more up to date info. To avoid disappointment, reserve your place early.

Liz Lauder, Volunteer and Employability Manager Tel 0161 223 8200 or email


Training, protective equipment, tailored personal development support and out-of-pocket expenses are available to all volunteers, as needed/relevant.

Paid Employment Opportunities

Please Call Gareth or Lucy if you are interested in commercial driving/collecting work 0161 223 8200. We have ongoing temporary opportunities for drivers, CPC in 7.5t driving and CSCS card desirable but we will consider applicants without this.

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