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Established in 2001, the Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network (GMLPN) is a growing network of over 100 members including Independent Training Providers, FE Colleges, Community Voluntary Organisations, universities, key suppliers, and other stakeholders. GMLPN work alongside key partners and local authorities to achieve an ever-closer alignment between the needs of employers, individuals, communities, and the suppliers of skills.

Julie Lappin, Executive Director at GMLPN said:

 “’We’d like to welcome Barnardo’s to our growing Network! We look forward to supporting them with the amazing work they are doing to support local communities across Greater Manchester – particularly with the JOBS Project which is doing vital work in supporting NEET young people across Greater Manchester to gain employability skills.”

Barnardo’s is a charity which was founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children. Barnardo’s make sure children, young people feel safer, happier, healthier and more hopeful, by running over 800 specialist services across the UK, and campaigning to change the way the system works for the better.

The JOBS Project

The Journey of Becoming Successful – a Barnardo’s and Amazon collaborative project.

The JOBS Project supports care experienced young people and those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), aged 18-29 who are facing a range of challenges, to develop the skills and confidence to move forward with the next steps of their lives. 

The project provides a foundation for young people in their chosen career paths, and with dedicated support, aim to equip young people to feel empowered to move forward. 

You can find out more about the JOBS Project here.

Mandeep Sembhi | JOBS Service Manager, Barnardo’s said:

 “We believe in the potential of every young person and provide support that enables them to develop self-confidence and thrive.

“Positive feedback from young people who have taken part in the project include increased self-esteem, opportunities to socialise and build friendships with more confidence, and support with developing a better daily routine.

“In Manchester, we’ve seen some great achievements with young people securing permanent employment with Amazon and other employers. We hope to continue this and work with local networks to provide the support needed for young people.”

You can find out more about Barnardo’s here.