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Greater Manchester

We offer a range of services to help people across Greater Manchester progress their careers.

Working across Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford and Manchester, our teams work in partnership with local employers and the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership to provide relevant training linked to the local labour market. 

The region has thriving retail, healthcare and logistics industries while finance and professional services remain big careers of choice for many in the area.

As Britain’s leading provider of skills training, we know what works to help you have a successful career. We have great links with local and national employers like Amazon, Tesco, Practical Event Solutions, Impact Security Solutions, McQueen's Dairies, Hermes, PSR, Vodafone, G4S and Wagamama – and after undertaking training with us, you could even land a guaranteed interview with them.

We also offer unrivalled support to people looking to start their own businesses in Greater Manchester, with a variety of programmes to suit your self-employment journey.

We’ve supported more than half a million people with skills and training – you could be next.

Our programmes are usually free, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. And taking part won’t affect any benefits you might be receiving.

Self employed or considering it? We can help

Be your own boss, bring your business ideas to life and develop your start-up with our enterprise support.

Join the more than 100,000 people we’ve helped to set up and grow a business.

We offer tailored advice, guidance and support to bring your start-up to life and help it to flourish. From hairdressers to architects and coffee shops to gyms, the opportunities are endless.

Find out more in our self-employment section.

Whether you’re unemployed looking for work, looking to start or grow a new business, wanting to progress up the ladder or a young person right at the start of their career, our team can help you.

Check out the range of support available to you across the region.

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We’ve supported more than 500,000 people towards a better career