Travel choices for jobseekers
Together with Jobcentre Plus and System One, TfGM offers two schemes to help jobseekers save money while finding work or starting a new job.
Free and discounted travel
Are you currently looking for a job but finding travel costs hard to meet? TfGM and System One, along with Jobcentre Plus, are here to help get you where you need to go by offering free and discounted travel to interviews, and to your new workplace when you get a job.
We have two ticketing offers available:
- Free one-day bus passes to get you to interviews.
The System One day ticket for job interviews is valid for the specified date and can be used on any bus across Greater Manchester.
- Free travel on buses and Metrolink trams for 28 days and then reduced price travel tickets for three more 28-day periods when you have started a job.
Bike Back to Work
Cycling is a low cost and practical way of getting to work, especially where shift working or location rule public transport out.
If cycling is your best option to travel to work but you don’t have a bike, we have an offer of a free refurbished bike, which has been fully repaired and checked.
As part of the scheme you will also receive a free helmet, lock, hi-vis jacket and lights to keep you and your bike safe. Both the bike and accessories will be yours to keep after three months.
If you’ve not previously cycled on the road, or are completely new to cycling, you can take part in free training offered by TfGM to get you up to speed.
How to get your free bike
Jobcentre Plus claimants who have gained employment and are signing off benefit are eligible to apply.
Talk to your Jobcentre Plus advisor who will support you to complete an application form and return it to TfGM.
If your application is successful, you will be contacted by one of the bike suppliers so you can organise collection of your bike.