Why not become a member of Rochdale Training

Rochdale Training Association Ltd was formed in 1966 as a charity by the heads of leading manufacturing employers in the area to assist in the training in young employees. Still run by the companies that form its membership, Rochdale Training has expanded and in addition to apprenticeships now offers a whole range of services from short courses to room hire facilities. 

As a member company of Rochdale Training you are not only part of the organisation, you have a voice in its future growth and development. In return you will receive tangible benefits in the form of discounted rates on short courses and room hire. 

Member companies also benefit in apprenticeship recruitment and training. In addition to the subsidised training and assessment, members have the opportunity to be represented at school career evenings and conventions. Members can also access Rochdale Training's proven recruitment processes that include aptitude testing, interviews etc.

Benefits to members include:

Bronze Affiliate Member - Free

  • Free Screening  and Testing of Apprentices as part of our Free Recruitment Service
  • Free advertising of your Apprenticeship vacancy on Rochdale Training and National Apprenticeship websites
  • Free Newsletter and E-Newsletter Includes regular training and funding updates
  • Meet the Team Events Meet our CEO, Assessors and Instructors
  • Visit our facilities informally at breakfast/lunch events  

Silver Member - £100 per year

All the benefits of Bronze Membership, plus;
  • Free Access to Funding  Analysis Rochdale Training is awarded more funding due to our “Outstanding” status and so can unlock FREE training to help your business growth
  • Free Health & Safety Consultation Physical inspection of your premises and policies by our Health & Safety Competent Person to ensure you are legally compliant under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Free Training Needs and GAP Analysis
  • Vote at Rochdale Training’s AGM, access to minutes and accounts
  • Dedicated Account Manager – experienced and technically qualified in your subject area
  • Priority response to Apprenticeship Recruitment
  • 5% discount on all Short Courses and Room Hire (including IT suites and Conference Rooms)
  • Free places on topical seminars e.g. Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding, Employment Law, Health & Safety, Social media     
  • Newsletter benefits Feature your success in the Rochdale Training Newsletter (500+ Company circulation) Member Profile Free Health & Safety Telephone Support
  • Entry to Business Awards, Gala Dinners and Apprenticeship Awards
  • Networking Opportunities

Gold member - £200 per year + employee fee*

All the benefits of the Bronze and Silver membership, plus;
  • Eligibility of election to Rochdale Training’s Board of Trustees giving you a voice to influence the policies and strategy of our involvement with local businesses, their workforce and the wider community
  • Priority recruitment service
  • Key Account Manager Using structured approach to your training strategy with regular visits from fully qualified staff to bespoke your training
  • Your company stand at Rochdale Training Opening Evenings
  • Free discretionary places on courses e.g. free places on courses already taking place but spare capacity, normally chargeable, is available
  • 10% discount on all short courses and room hire
  • Free web link to your website – logo in members section 
  • Individual and personalised business support in all aspects of training and further education
  • Advice on Health and Safety matters
  • Adult training and re-training
  • 10% cost reductions on courses
  • Links with other members
  • Short courses and seminars covering a broad range of training and the changes in legislation that frequently occur
  • Facilities are available for members to hire for their own training and conference needs. These include training rooms, workshops and even boardroom facilities for professional functions
  • A project management service that helps you to conduct your own NVQ training in your own company
  • A training sourcing service that uses our experience to guide you through the training process making sure you have the correct training and advice to fit your company

* bespoke to your company and negotiable

Becoming a member

For more details please contact Rochdale Training on 01706 631417