Employment & skills events

From our huge Jobs Fairs offering 100s of vacancies, to the local and friendly Jobs Clubs which run every week, we have a wide range of employment support events to suit your needs. Find out more by clicking the links below:

  • Careers Course: The Time is Now

    Our career course ‘The Time is Now’ offers a 5-week online programme designed to boost your confidence, and help you focus on where you go next.

    What can I expect from The Time is Now?

    Over the 5 weeks, guest experts cover the following topics:

    Confidence: Discover ways to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, ready for the next chapter in your life.

    Goals: Understand how to set achievable goals to grow your business.

    Self-employment: Find out how to make a hobby or interest into your own business and how to be your own boss.

    Training: Learn about the training and upskilling you could use to reach your next stage.

    Bonus session: Plan out the next steps to achieving your goal 

    How do I find out more?

    Running once a month throughout 2021, The Time is Now offers the time and resources for you to take your next step in work, training or enterprise. You can learn more about the course and book your place by contacting us at EmploymentSupportReferrals@southwayhousing.co.uk or via the Customer Hub.

    Download the brochure here.

  • Employment Events calendar

    Please note: all of Southway's events are currently postponed as we follow the government's social distancing rules.

    Some events are still being held virtually online. Contact us to enquire about these.

    This is our full schedule of Employment Events for the coming months. You can click Subscribe to add the events to your own calendar:

  • Spring & Fall into Work Jobs Fairs

    Open to all residents of south Manchester, our Spring & Fall into Work events are free and welcoming spaces where you can get careers support and advice, plus access to lots of varied jobs and training opportunities.

    These include our Jobs Fairs and Employer Presentations.

    We know that formal employment events can be daunting and speaking to recruiters can be a challenge. What makes this programme different is that Southway staff are here to guide and support you into having a successful experience when talking to potential employers. 

    More here

    Read about past events here.

  • Job Club

    At Job Club you can drop in for help with your job search, including:

    • Creating or updating CVs
    • Applying for jobs online & application forms
    • Finding training & voluntary opportunities
    • Interview skills

    Gain valuable skills and get advice in a friendly, relaxed setting. The right job for you is out there... we can help you find it!

    Weekly clubs run across South Manchester at: 

    Barlow Moor Community Association

    Every Wednesday 1-4pm

    Merseybank Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7NT

    0161 446 4805


    Old Moat Sure Start Centre

    Every Thursday 10am - 3pm

    Old Moat Lane, Withington, M20 1DE

    0161 434 1555


    Westcroft Community Centre

    Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am -4pm

    24-26 Westcroft Road, Burnage, M20 6EF

    0161 448 8232

  • Support for older residents

    Employment Support for Older Residents is run by one of our Age Friendly Officers, Devon Poyser.  If you are interested in hearing more or attending one of these events, please contact us.