The Oldham Enterprise Trust helps Oldham residents into enterprise and employability and contributes to long-term economic growth.
The Oldham Enterprise Trust focuses on Oldham residents including those who struggle to find economic independence, with some who are furthest away from earning a living and we blend universal and targeted provision to offer holistic interventions which are tailored to the individual.
There have been many projects and initiatives that aim to address structural barriers preventing access to work or to enterprise but participation rates among communities in Oldham remain low. We tackle those social barriers and help build self esteem and self confidence to nurture individuals towards employment.
The Oldham Enterprise Trust has evolved from the ‘Get Oldham Working’ initiative which was kick-started by a £1m donation from The Stoller Charitable Trust and aimed to help the next generation of entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground and also support young people into employment. We are now a leading provider for employability support focussing on not only the skills needed to run a business, hold down a job but the essential skills of confidence, communication, problem solving, planning, team working, interpersonal skills, networking, creative thinking, and adaptability which improves employability.