Routes to employment Oldham | Routes to employment Oldham | Oldham Council

Routes to employment is a pathway collective, that can help certain groups of individuals achieve training, apprenticeships, work experience, and employment outcomes.

Listed below are a number of agencies that signpost specific opportunities:

DSA Work Fit

Employment support for people with Down Syndrome, offered by the Down’s Syndrome Association

Ingeus - In Work GM

In Work GM includes PLUSS and Pathways and is aimed at 18+ unemployed people with health conditions and disabilities

Maximus - Working Well Early Help

For people who are 18+ and newly unemployed due to health condition or perhaps a disability

Rio Ferdinand Foundation

Supporting young people in the heart of local communities to provide safe spaces for them to express themselves. We deliver progression pathways that ensure young people are socially mobile and empowered to be independent.

National Careers Service

Information, advice, and guidance for ages 19+ to help make decisions on learning, training and work.

Pure Innovations

GM Specialist Employment Service for people 18 + and living in Oldham who are currently unemployed and known to adult social care.

Individualised Placement Scheme

Created for people aged 18 + living in Oldham and who currently find themselves unemployed. Applicants must be receiving support from the Early Intervention Team,

The Growth Company

 Intensive Personalised Employment Support for young people aged 16 +

Walking with the Wounded

This employment programme helps to secure positive employment outcomes for unemployed veterans.

 Intensive Personalised Employment Support

IPES helps people across the North West who are classed as having a disability focus on their own strengths, skills and abilities to overcome any complex barriers preventing them from gaining sustainable employment. This includes up to 15 months of 1-2-1 Key Worker support and 6 months of In Work Support.

Oldham Enterprise Trust

Aimed at age groups 16 to 25 who are residents of Oldham. Startup grants and two-day workshops. Online application and case by case assessment panel.

  • OET - webpage
  • Email:
  • Phone: 07515188974


As people want to pursue training and employment opportunities, we provide support around skill building, updating CVs, applications, support at interviews, and liaising with employers and DEA advisors. Applicants must require support securing or maintaining a tenancy.

Getting Going Project

18+ individuals with learning difficulties, disabilities, and autism who may be distant from the workplace and eligible for universal credit.


For the 25+ age group and must be a Greater Manchester resident. Not be in any training related programme or employment. Must have a minimum of two barriers: for example mental health/wellbeing, substance misuse, homelessness, debt/financial hardship, domestic abuse or other issues that may be preventing them from moving forward.