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Higher Skills
Higher Skills Support Programme for Unemployed and Economically Inactive Individuals – LTE Group

Overview

Increase access to advanced (higher level) skills for the most disadvantaged –
1) Equipping unemployed and economically inactive individuals with advanced/high level skills (Level 3 and higher)
2) Increase the employability of unemployed and economically inactive graduates

Target Group

16+ unemployed or economically inactive

Eligibility

The participant must be a resident in England for 3 years or more.

For Non-Graduate Activity
– Participant must reside in Greater Manchester
– Participant is unemployed/economically inactive

For Graduate Activity
– Participant must reside in Greater Manchester or have studied at a Greater Manchester HEI
– Unemployed/economically inactive (not in any paid employment) and have graduated within the last 12 months, or
– Participant is unemployed/economically inactive (not in any paid employment) and is nearing the end of their studies (with a maximum   of 6months to the end of their degree)

Contacts

Key Contact – Sharon Kelly | Head of Supply Chain | LTE Group | smkelly@tmc.ac.uk | 0161 674 1343

Local Delivery Contacts:

To find your local delivery partner please visit: www.gmskills-support.co.uk or call 0161 674 1280
(please note this website is currently being revamped for the new programme)

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Motiv8
Motiv8 – Manchester Athena

www.Motiv8MCR.org

Overview

Supporting projects ranging from those improving employability for the most disadvantaged, helping those with multiple and complex needs, to improving financial literacy, in order to tackle poverty and social exclusion.

Target Group

People with disabilities (incl learning, mental, physical health condition, drug and alcohol dependency); vulnerable women (e.g. domestic abuse, gang members at risk of homelessness); people from ethnic and migrant communities; other adults under-represented in the labour market (e.g. homeless, ex-offenders and LGBT); people aged over 50; people operating in the informal economy.

Eligibility

Must live in Greater Manchester, have the right to remain and work in the UK be unemployed or economically inactive, aged 25 or over, not in contact with mainstream support with a focus on those not accessing mainstream support

Contacts

Key Contact – Kerrie Pryde | Head of Commercial Partnerships | New Charter | 0161 331 2568 | Kerrie.Pryde@newcharter.co.uk

Local Delivery Contacts:

Bolton Elaine Bowes | Bolton at Home | elaine.bowes@boltonathome.org.uk
Bury Ivy Hughes | Forviva | Ivy.Hughes@forviva.co.uk
Manchester Victoria McDowell | Wythenshawe Community Housing | Victoria.McDowell@wchg.org.uk
Oldham Kerrie Pryde | New Charter Homes | Kerrie.Pryde@newcharter.co.uk
Rochdale Anne Marie Heil | Stockport Homes | anne-marie.heil@stockporthomes.org
Salford Ivy Hughes | Forviva | Ivy.Hughes@forviva.co.uk
Stockport Anne Marie Heil | Stockport Homes | anne-marie.heil@stockporthomes.org
Tameside Kerrie Pryde | New Charter Homes | Kerrie.Pryde@newcharter.co.uk
Trafford Kerrie Pryde | New Charter Homes | Kerrie.Pryde@newcharter.co.uk
Wigan Elaine Bowes | Bolton at Home | elaine.bowes@boltonathome.org.uk

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NEET
NEET – Career Connect

www.careerconnect.org.uk

Overview

Early intervention programmes for 15-19 year olds (both young people who are At Risk and those who are NEET). The programme provides both wrap around support and the opportunity to gain formal accreditation.

Target Group

15-19 (up to 24 for SEND) NEET or at risk of becoming NEET

Eligibility

15- 19 (up to 24 for SEND) live or educated in Greater Manchester currently NEET or assessed as at risk of becoming NEET

Contacts

Key Contact – Christy Ryder | Project Manager  | Career Connect | 07736476955 | christy.ryder@careerconnect.org.uk

Local Delivery Contacts:

Bolton Bolton Council | Nicola Davies | Nicola.Davies1@bolton.gov.uk
Bury Bury Council | Vilma O’Shea & Roger Pakemen | V.OShea@bury.gov.uk | R.Pakeman@bury.gov.uk
Manchester Career Connect | Christy Ryder | christy.ryder@careerconnect.org.uk
Oldham Postive Steps | Kelly Baxendale | KellyBaxendale@positive-steps.org.uk | PositivePathways@positive-steps.org.uk
Rochdale Postive Steps | Kelly Baxendale | KellyBaxendale@positive-steps.org.uk | PositivePathways@positive-steps.org.uk
Salford Career Connect | Christy Ryder | christy.ryder@careerconnect.org.uk
Stockport Stockport Council | Alison Poyser | alison.poyser@stockport.gov.uk
Tameside Postive Steps | Kelly Baxendale | KellyBaxendale@positive-steps.org.uk | PositivePathways@positive-steps.org.uk
Trafford Trafford Connexions | Andy Zilkha | Andy.Zilkha@traffordconnexions.co.uk
Wigan Wigan Council | Suzanne Gilmore | S.Gilmore@wigan.gov.uk

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RAISE
RAISE – Manchester Growth Company

Overview

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance that leads to progression into and within learning and sustainable employment.

Target Group

Young People who are disadvantaged/at risk of NEET including: not planning to go to university, care leavers and Looked after children, underachieving boys, low confidence and self esteem, SEND, high ability with low aspirations, young people in receipt of pupil premium, young women disengaging from STEM/digital, 16/17 year olds who have made inappropriate career/learning decisions.   Adults with mild to moderate mental health needs,  income support claimants whose youngest child is 3 or 4, over 50’s, other customers of Working Well Expansion

Eligibility

Young people who are unemployed (any length), or inactive, aged 15-18 or up to 25 if SEND or Care Leavers.  Adults who are unemployed (any length), or inactive, aged 19+.

Contacts

Key Contact – Peter Maybury | Senior Sub Contract Manage | The Work Company | 07701374584 | Peter.Maybury@theworkcompany.co.uk

Local Delivery Contacts:

Bolton Youth Strand: Justine Horrocks | Bolton Council | justine.horrocks@bolton.gov.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Bury Youth Strand: Vilma O’Shea | Bury Council | v.oshea@bury.gov.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Manchester Youth Strand: Diane Sproson | Career Connect | diane.sproson@careerconnect.org.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Oldham Youth Strand: Vicky Ford | Positive Steps | vickyford@positive-steps.org.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Rochdale Youth Strand: Vicky Ford | Positive Steps | vickyford@positive-steps.org.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Salford Youth strand: Diane Sproson | Career Connect | diane.sproson@careerconnect.org.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Stockport Youth Strand: Graeme Moss | Stockport Council | graeme.moss@stockport.gov.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Tameside Youth Strand: Vicky Ford | Positive Steps | vickyford@positive-steps.org.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Trafford Youth Strand: Andy Zaikha | Trafford Council | andy.zilkha@trafford.gov.uk

Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

Wigan Youth and Adult Strand: Tracey Harmer | The Work Company | Tracey.harmer@theworkcompany.co.uk

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Stimulating Employer Demand for Apprenticeships (SEDA)

SEDA – Manchester Growth Company

Overview

Aims to increase the number of GM employers creating Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Work experience opportunities by raising awareness of Apprenticeships and helping employers understand specifically how Apprenticeships could fit into their organisation and be part of their talent attraction and development plans.

Target Group

Delivered in conjunction with GMCC. Marketing campaign to cover all GM employers – to help them understand the benefits of taking on Apprentices/engaging with schools and to explain the forthcoming Apprenticeship funding changes. Focused activity on non-Levy paying employers, undertaking Workforce Development Planning with them with a view to more employers creating Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Work Experience placements.

Eligibility

Engagement – all GM employers. Workforce Development planning focused on non-Levy paying employers.

Contacts

Key Contact – Adrian Healey | Business Development Director | Manchester Growth Company | Adrian.Healey@manchestergrowth.co.uk

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Skills for Employment (SFE)
Skills for Employment – Manchester Growth Company

Overview

Supporting eligible/target individuals to develop their skills (accredited and non-accredited) and work experience to help them progress to employment.

Target Group

Priority to individuals referred from GM PSR programmes: Troubled Families, Working Well, CRC/Probation, Operation Challenger, Family Nurse Partnership, Universal Partnership Plus.  In addition – Work Programme leavers, JSA claimants and out of work UC claimants, including (but not limited to) ex-offenders, care leavers, LDD/SEND.

Eligibility

Individuals who: Are 19+ (or 18+ in receipt of out of work benefits; and are eligible for SFA and ESF funding; and are able to access support in the 10 GM LEP LAs (with priority to those with a home postcode in GM); and are unemployed or inactive (not in full time education) and self declare as not having recent work experience; and have a skills need as one of their barriers to employment.

Contacts

Key Contact – Rachel Taylor | Service Manager | The Work Company | rachel.taylor@theworkcompany.co.uk

Local Delivery Contacts:

Bolton Joanne Cooper | Bolton Council | joanne.cooper@bolton.gov.uk
Bury Dan Maley | MGC | dan.maley@theworkcompany.co.uk
Manchester Richard Austin | MGC | richard.austin@theworkcompany.co.uk

Moira Bell |Big Life | moira.bell@thebiglifegroup.com

Tracy Tye | Armstrong Works | tracy.tye@armstrong.works

Oldham Jonathan | Phillips | Oldham Council | jonathan.philips@oldham.gov.uk
Rochdale Helen Darweent | ELP/Rochdale Council | helen.darwent@rochdale.gov.uk
Salford Andy Strutt | MGC | andrew.strutt@theworkcompany.co.uk 
Stockport Dan Maley | MGC | dan.maley@theworkcompany.co.uk
Tameside James Dootson | i2i | James.Doodson@enteri2i.com
Trafford Andy Strutt | MGC | andrew.strutt@theworkcompany.co.uk 
Wigan Helen Aspinall | MGC | helen.aspinall@theworkcompany.co.uk

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Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
Skills Support for the Workforce – Calderdale College

www.fundingunit.org.uk/projects/greater-manchester-ssw

Overview

Basic Skills

Provides skills training for employees with low skills / on low pay by raising their level of attainment – enabling them to improve their employment status and move them on to undertake higher levels of training and/or a full Apprenticeship.

Provision: Basic skills – English, Maths or ESOL at entry level, level 1 or level 2 alongside vocationally relevant qualifications.

Intermediate / Higher Level Skills

Supports employers by up skilling employees to fill intermediate, technical and higher level skills gaps. Provides individuals with the skills that will enable them to progress in employment, or undertake higher level learning and Apprenticeships.

Provision: Bespoke packages of learning at Level 2 and above

Skills Support for Redundancy

Supports employees facing redundancy to remain in the labour market by providing them with the enhanced skills to make them competitive.

Provision: Updating of vocationally relevant skills, pre-employment training to provide skills to enter a different occupation or sector. Employment coaching, mentoring and bespoke training to meet the needs of employers offering recruitment opportunities

Target Group

Basic Skills and Intermediate / Higher Level Skills

Small to Medium Employers (<249 Employees) in Priority Sectors:
– Business, financial & professional services
– Advanced manufacturing (including advanced materials)
– Digital & creative
– Construction
– Logistics
– Health & Social Care & Health Innovation
– Retail
– Hospitality & Tourism
– Low Carbon & Environmental Goods & Services

Skills Support for Redundancy

Employed individuals at risk of redundancy OR Individuals recently been made redundant (within last 6 months).

Eligibility

Basic Skills and Intermediate / Higher Level Skills

Contacts

Key Contacts – Sally Goodier | Relationship Manager | Calderdale College | 01422 399339 | 07872415389

Rebecca Weeks | Development Manager | Calderdale College | 01422 399339 | 07872 418252

Other Contacts – 

Referral number & link for Skills Support for Redundancy services: 0845 644 3753 | www.fundingunit.org.uk/redundancy/retrain-reskill

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Start and Grow
Start and Grow – learndirect

Overview

  • Support and promote entrepreneurship, enterprise and self-employment for the unemployed.
  • Provision of tailored support and training to help people start and grow a business including social entperprises and self employment.     Supporting unemployed and economically inactive individuals to consider self employment.
  • Support with ideas generation and development.  Provision of units, qualifications and workshops to enhance NEA and ERDF start up programmes.
  • Focus on leadership and management training, coaching and mentoring provision.
  • Support and guidance to navigate current support services.
  • Help with development and testing of business ideas.  Guidance on applying for financial support and help with business launch and survival.

Target Group

  • Unemployed   70%
  • Inactive  25%
  • 50+ 20%
  • Ethnic minorities  22%
  • Female  45%
  • Without basic skills 21%
  • Disability or health problem 25%
  • Lone parents   13%
  • Learning Disability                                                                                                                                                                                           Priority should be given to  individuals/SMEs in one of GMs priority growth sectors of; Business, financial and professional services, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and creative, Construction, Logistics, Health and Social Care Retail/Hospitality

Eligibility

  • Unemployed and economically inactive individuals living in the ten GM local authority area
  • Aged 16+
  • Meets ESF funding criteria linked to residency

Contacts

Key Contact – Elizabeth Boulton-Lear | Regional Manager | learndirect | 07584505618 | elizabeth.boulton-lear@learndirect.com

Delivery Contacts

Ryan Baker|Business Manager | learndirect for GM Central and East | 07826956429 | ryan.baker@learndirect.com                                   Jenifer Crighton | Business Manager | learndirect for GM West | 07584341322 | jenifer.crighton@learndirect.com                                       Jane Simpson | SFA Operations Manager | Standguide Ltd| 0161 761 4598 | jane.simpson@standguide.co.uk

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Greater Manchester Talent Match

Talent Match – GMCVO

Overview

Challenge negative perceptions of young people and enable their involvement in the design and delivery of services.  Promote sustainable approaches to achieving outcomes. Identify innovative approaches to supporting young people towards employment.  Enable young people across GM to access appropriate opportunities and services.  Build the capacity of organisations to support young people into sustained employment.  Connect employers with young people and the organisations supporting them.  Create a legacy that will remain after the programme ends, with learning incorporated into GM skills and employment policy.

Target Group

Young people who have been out of education, employment and training for 12 months or more.  Focus on ‘hidden’ young people.  Specific target groups: young offenders, young parents, care leavers, young people with health needs (including mental health), young carers, young people with alcohol/drug misuse issues, young people with multiple barriers.

Eligibility

Age 18-24, out of employment, education and training for 12 months or more, belong to at least one of the target groups, not mandated to the Work Programme or other statutory provision, legally entitled to work in the UK, either permanently or temporarily resident in one of the ten GM local authority areas.

Contacts

Key Contact – Marie Graham  | GMCVO | marie.graham@gmcvo.org.uk

Delivery Contacts – To find the local delivery contacts, click here. 

Greater Manchester Talent Match partnership is led by GMCVO and includes New Economy, GMYN, private sector employers (The Co-operative Group and Addleshaw Goddard), the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Manchester Skills and Employment Partnership.

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Working Well
Working Well – Manchester Growth Company / INGEUS

Overview

Supporting unemployed people with complex barriers to move into sustained employment via a package of personalised support that integrates with health, skills, and other wrap around support.

Target Group

A proportion of JSA claimants who have completed Work Programme; JSA claimants who have completed the Work Programme at least 1 year previously; ESA WRAG claimants who have completed Work Programme; Lone parents on income support where youngest child is aged 3 or 4 years; ESA WRAG claimants with 18-24 months prognosis; individuals who started Work Programme on JSA but were on ESA on completion; in work, low pay including those in receipt of in work benefits.

Eligibility

Benefit claimants who are out of work and experiencing significant barriers to employment, or who are in work but cycling in and out of low paid employment AND resident in one of the 10 GM LAs.

Contacts

Key Contacts – Grace Watson | Operationas Manager | MGC | grace.watson@theworkcompany.co.uk                                                                                   – Jayne Garner | Operations Manager | INGEUS | jgarner@ingeus.co.uk 

Local Delivery Contacts:

Bolton Charlotte Sedge | INGEUS | r csedge@ingeus.co.uk
Bury Charlotte Sedge | INGEUS | r csedge@ingeus.co.uk
Manchester Louise Kirby | MGC | louise.kirby@theworkcompany.co.uk
Oldham Michelle Handley | INGEUS | mhandley@ingeus.co.uk
Rochdale Mark Harrison | INGEUS | mharrison@ingeus.co.uk
Salford toni Moss | MGC | antoinette.moss@theworkcompany.co.uk
Stockport David O’Brien | INGEUS | DOBrien@ingeus.co.uk
Tameside David O’Brien | INGEUS | DOBrien@ingeus.co.uk
Trafford Nicola Mosley | MGC |  nicola.mosley@theworkcompany.co.uk
Wigan Michelle Handley | INGEUS | mhandley@ingeus.co.uk

 

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