Smart Works

About us

  • Location

    Smart Works Greater Manchester, 2nd Floor, Mellor House, 65-81 St Petersgate, Stockport, SK1 1DS

What we do

We support unemployed women throughout their employment journey, through pre-employment coaching and job interview styling and coaching services.

We've recently delivered our 3,000th appointment. Its a privilege to be part of so many womens employment journeys, enabling them to feel confident and positive and helping them to transform their lives. 70% of the women we've supported have been successful at securing employment.

Our services:

  • are personalised for unemployed women who are over the age of 16
  • are free
  • can be in-person, or remote by telephone or video, with a clothing parcel posted out
  • are available by a quick referral process. Email or call 0161 974 0669. We also support with tight timeframes, so always try us

We provide 2 services:

Pre-employment coaching service

For unemployed women at the beginning of their job search.

You'll receive advice and guidance and be able to translate lived experience into core competencies. These 1 hour sessions will help you feel positive about your next steps and can complement other employment support you may be receiving. We'll provide support in writing your CV, cover letter, and applications.

Interview styling and preparation service

For unemployed women with a job interview lined up for any paid employment. This could be full time, part time, kickstart or apprenticeship.

You'll receive a high-quality interview outfit, including accessories, which you can keep. You'll also have a 1:2:1 personalised interview coaching session.

If you're successful at your interview, you'll also receive up to 7 additional items of clothing. These are free and for you to keep so that you can build up a capsule wardrobe seeing you through to payday.


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