working with employers

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We always want to work with local organisations who can support the work experience opportunities we offer to disadvantaged adults. We have range of activities that your employees could contribute to, from guest speaking to hosting a work placement. In return you will:


raise your profile and meet your corporate and social responsibility aims in a worthwhile way


give your employees the chance to engage with members of their local community who they don’t usually connect with


develop professional skills among your workforce such as mentoring and coaching, facilitation, planning a placement and/or presentation skills


receive full training and guidance from Back on Track staff


feel good knowing you are supporting economic growth and a local charity


Ways you can help


Be a guest speaker
We are always looking for people to talk to our jobseekers about a specific sector of employment – what kind of entry level jobs are available and the particular skills that are required. By giving service users an insight into your area of expertise you will be raising aspirations and motivating service users to look at alternative career options.


Be a role model
This could mean attending one of our sessions to talk to individuals or a small group about your journey to successful employment. We want you to inspire and motivate our service users and share your experience of the world of work.


Help people build their skills for work 
You could offer time in our centre to carry out practice interviews or, or join sessions on CV writing, personal presentation, timekeeping and the reality of the workplace.


Fundraise for us
Hold a challenge day, get sponsored for a run, have a dress down day, climb Everest or just make a donation – the ways are endless!


Payroll giving
Is your organisation signed up to the payroll giving scheme? If so you can give to Back on Track directly from your pay – and the donation is made before tax, too. Find out more


Host a visit
Could your workplace host a visit for a small group of our service users who want to find out about the world of work?


Offer a placement
Could you offer a work experience placement for an individual as a one off, or on a regular basis? This could be anything from half a day to a week or more.  Service users gain invaluable experience from getting involved with local businesses and seeing what different vocational areas have to offer. You will be supporting the local economic recovery by encouraging service users back into work and gaining valuable skills.


Read about how we worked with one local employer


If you would like to discuss how your organisation can support Back on Track or if you would like to find out more about working with our target group, please contact our Employability Coordinator, Samantha Bridge-Tonner on 0161 8341661 or email samantha@backontrackmanchester.org.uk




Back on Track is a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults
to make lasting, positive changes to their lives. 



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