Insights A Step Forward for Employment in Greater Manchester
13 August 2019

A Step Forward for Employment in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester AEB Feature

We’re proud to announce that we’re working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to help support the city’s unemployed.

As part of the Adult Education Budget (AEB), we’re delivering programmes to individuals aged 19 and over across Greater Manchester. These programmes are set to support individuals in developing their skills and moving successfully into employment.

Like our AEB programmes in Liverpool, our focus is on delivering employment training across multiple key sectors such as retail, leisure, travel, digital, construction and tourism, as well as equipping learners with the essential skills needed to progress in the world of work or to improve employability. Learners can also take part in work-based training and gain experience with local employers through work placements, employability training and on-the-job experience. Our programmes will be delivered in community hubs across the region.

Andi MacGregor, Head of Adult Education and Traineeships at Seetec said: “The adult education programme will play a vital role in achieving the industrial strategy of Greater Manchester Combined Authority. As a leading provider of education and training, with a strong history of developing skills and benefiting communities, we’re delighted to have been appointed to deliver the AEB programme. We’ll be working closely with employers, referral partners and the third sector to create opportunities that help move unemployed residents into sustainable employment.”

Cllr Sean Fielding, the GMCA’s portfolio lead for Education, Skills, Work and Apprenticeships, said: “A key priority for us is making sure that every resident of Greater Manchester can meet the challenges and opportunities of the future head-on with the knowledge, skills and resilience they need to build a strong, inclusive economy and communities across all parts of Greater Manchester. The Adult Education Budget is a crucial part of the toolkit that will help us with that. We’re delighted that we now know the range of high quality education and training providers that will be with us at the start this long-term journey of change, and we look forward to working with them to deliver the best possible outcomes for learners.”

To find out more about our latest employability programmes in Greater Manchester, contact a member of our team today.