Work and Skills

For RBH, housing is not just about the provision of great homes for people and families, it is also about improving the lives of communities, about creating vibrant local neighbourhoods and creating a more inclusive economy.

RBH sends a monthly Work and Skills newsletter with information about upcoming events, training and job opportunities and local projects. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Our flagship apprentice programme has supported Rochdale residents to kick start their new careers for many years. We are committed to grow the local economy by offering residents access to opportunities to upskill and develop through our Apprenticeship Programme.

We’ve offered a range of apprenticeships in the past including plumbing, joinery, electrical, gas central heating, customer service and business administration with successful candidates getting the opportunity to make a real contribution to key parts of our business and to deliver front-line services to our customers.

As a mutual housing association, we’re keen to encourage RBH tenants and Rochdale residents of all ages and with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply because we recognise and value what this can bring to our organisation.

We will be launching the 2020 programme in September– sign up to our work and skills bulletin and follow us on social media to be the first to hear about it.

We recognise that work placements can provide valuable, real-life experience that help people to understand where their interests and skills lie, as well as provide evidence for job interviews. We have supported work experience placements for young people, people returning to work and those looking to change careers.

To maximize our impact, we are designing a new work experience offer which will launch in 2020 with a Workplace Safari for young people.

Get the clothes - get the confidence - get the job!

The RBH community partnership team has a free workwear workshop, to help you to make the right first impression. Our team can:

  • help provide clothing to make you interview ready
  • help with interview techniques

Our workwear workshop is based at the Strand Hub in Kirkholt. Drop us a line on or 01706 273977 to find out more!

Our RBH Work and Skills Annual Report 2019-20

In 2019, we introduced a new Work and Skills Strategy for RBH which set out our bold and ambitious approach to increasing higher level skills and wealth creation in the borough. We are proud to share this annual report which provides an overview of progress over the past year, and highlights some of the amazing achievement of the apprentices, tenants and residents who have accessed programmes. We’re really proud of what has been achieved in year 1 of the strategy and look forward to building on the learning for year 2

  • Work And Skills Report 201920

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