About Rochdale

Set to the north of Greater Manchester, the borough of Rochdale includes the town of Rochdale alongside Heywood, Middleton, and Littleborough. There’s also lots of smaller villages set in the beautiful countryside around the area. Rochdale has a thriving cultural sector, with lots of nightlife, shopping, and hospitality.

Find out more about some of the top employers and training providers in Rochdale right here on GMACS.

Meet the top employers in Rochdale

See the biggest employers in Rochdale – just click through to see their jobs pages. Getting to know these employers could inspire you about your future career or help you to make decisions about what to study.

Learn about training providers in Rochdale

See some of the training providers you could study with in Rochdale. Why not explore what courses they offer to see what’s available in your area?

Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School


Hopwood Hall College


Rochdale Sixth Form College


Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School


Hopwood Hall College


Rochdale Sixth Form College


Which T Levels are available in Rochdale?

The following T Levels are available at Hopwood Hall College to start in September 2024:

These are subject to change by the College.

See in demand jobs in Rochdale

This quick list shows the most in demand occupations across Rochdale. Do any of these sound like something you’d like to do?


  1. Teaching assistant
  2. Bookkeeper
  3. Admin assistant
  4. Customer service
  5. Cleaner

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        Discover helpful and informative careers events in Rochdale and the nearby areas.

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        Learn about the most in demand skills in Rochdale

        These skills are the top 5 required skills across Rochdale. You might already have some of these or could start a course to boost your skillset.


        1. Communication
        2. Management
        3. Customer service
        4. Teaching
        5. Attention to detail

                Discover local opportunities and support

                See some opportunities to get work experience or brush up on your skills here on GMACS.

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                In Rochdale, aged 16-18 and looking for a cheap way to get around? Our Pass gets you free bus travel, discounted metro tickets and access to exclusive discounts.