Since opening in 2015, Smart Works Greater Manchester has delivered over 5,000 appointments, supporting more than 4,000 individual women, with 69% succeeding at job interview.

Welcome to Smart Works Greater Manchester. We have two centres in Stockport and in Manchester City and we’re proud to support unemployed women from across all Greater Manchester boroughs and the wider North West and from a range of different backgrounds and age groups (16+ years). Our services enable women to feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed.

Our free services include:

  • Pre-employment Career Coaching session for unemployed women who are looking for work.
  • For unemployed women with a confirmed job interview, our Interview Styling and Coaching session provides high-quality interview-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories (theirs to keep) to wear for their job interview and a 1:2:1 personalised interview preparation coaching session.

On the news that she has been successful at interview, she will be invited back to receive additional items of clothing, all free and to keep, to build up a capsule wardrobe.

The time our clients spend with us can be transformative.  We give women the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools they require to succeed in securing a job and start a new chapter in their life.

We are a small but passionate team and we’re supported by a brilliant team of skilled volunteers who help deliver the service through both in-person and remote appointments.

 

Meet our team

How to refer a client

If you would like to refer a woman to our centre the team will be happy to help you. You can make a referral online, call us on 0161 974 0669 or email us. We can get your client booked in to their closest Smart Works centre or answer any questions you might have.

Your team made me feel so comfortable, I received an amazing outfit, I could never have put that together myself.

My interview advice was so valuable, I have a whole new outlook and skill!

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Tickets for Fashion & Fizz are live!

Greater Manchester | February 17, 2024
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We are hiring – Head of Smart Works Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester | February 7, 2024
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The Smart Works Unemployment Index 2023 is here

Greater Manchester | January 30, 2024
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TalkTalk Future Fibre Fund – Thank you

Greater Manchester | January 10, 2024
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Cycle for Smart Works 2024 – Sign ups are open NOW!

Greater Manchester | January 10, 2024
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Welcoming our new Trustee – Helen Rendle

Greater Manchester | December 18, 2023
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We hit our target for The Big Give – THANK YOU

Greater Manchester | December 10, 2023
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The new Smart Works online referral form is live!

Greater Manchester | December 1, 2023
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