Work and Skills Bulletin

31 May 2021 Contents • Volunteers’ Week Special
• News
• Information for Jobseekers
• Apprenticeships & Traineeships
• Information for Apprentices
• Skill & Training
• Support to Start Your Own Business and for the Self Employed
• The Hut Group
• Partner Bulletins We know our readers are interested in job opportunities in Manchester so we have moved this section to the top. Volunteers Week logo Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1 to 7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers. During an exceptionally difficult year, people from all walks of life around the UK have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities – just as they do every year.  To celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2021 we have included information about volunteering: Why Volunteer?
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence. Volunteer Stories
Read about volunteering from some people that have volunteered:
Sam, a single parent and guide dog owner talks about how she used her own experiences of adapting to life with vision loss to advise and support others.
Samia talks about volunteering as a Trustee of the Hilden Charitable Fund Read other volunteering stories from the National Volunteers Week website

Vaccine Volunteering stories (Manchester)The Manchester Volunteer Centre has has been working with people who wanted to support local vaccination sites in Manchester. This marks an ongoing and mammoth effort in the city; and stands as a shining example of how kindness and giving of time and energy is eventually going to pull us out of all of this (together).
David McLenachan
Ally Elliot
Poppy Soldatos
Read more stories about vaccine volunteering Find out more about how you can volunteer
If you are thinking of volunteering you can find out more by checking out the Volunteer Centre Manchester webpages. They have lots of info, resources and vountary opportunities to look at. Virtual Volunteering Fair Thinking about volunteering but want to know more? Join Manchester Community Central (MACC) online as they host two Virtual Volunteer Fairs throughout the week and find out more about volunteering. Whether you’re looking to volunteer from home, or in-person, hear from a wide range of voluntary organisations and put your questions to them. They will also be sharing guidance about how you can safely volunteer during this time. Wednesday 2 June 2021, 6pm to 8pm If you represent a voluntary organisation and would like to present at this session, register to Present at the Wednesday Volunteer Fair. Register if you are looking to volunteer and would like to attend the Wedesday session. Friday 4 June 2021, 10am to 12pm If you represent a voluntary organisation and would like to present at this session, register to Present at the Friday Volunteer Fair. Register if you are looking to volunteer and would like to attend the Friday session Volunteers’ Week – Manchester Community Central (MACC)
To celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2021 MACC have a page of info and resources for you all about voiunteering and Volunteer’s Week
Volunteers’ Week – Manchester Community Central (MACC) 1MIllion Mentors
One Million Mentors (1MM) is a community-based mentoring project with one simple aim: to connect one million young people with one million life-changing opportunities. This is even more important right now given the impact of COVID-19 on young people. They back the talents of young people to improve their career chances, while at the same time strengthening local communities. 1MM was founded on the belief that through personal, one-to-one mentoring, more young people can grow the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence they need to succeed.

One Million Mentors works with young people and employers/people working in Manchester. Interested in becoming a Mentor?
Mentors are likely to have five years general working experience or two years post-graduate working experience. They’re currently working with organisations and mentors in Manchester who can support young people across these areas – if you’d like to become one of their mentors, please sign up and complete the 1MM online training.
Job Opportunities
Manchester City Council promotes the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour.
Find out more.
Manchester City Council Jobs
See vacancies and opportunities (Manchester City Council). Our Town Hall
Our Town Hall is recruiting, the project offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play your part in the refurbishment and partial restoration of this iconic building.
Our Town Hall – work, training and contractor opportunities Find a job – DWP
Search for vacancies with a range of employers, in Manchester, Greater Manchester and nationally. Manchester City Football Club
Vacancies
They are advertising a variety of roles including:
Facilities Manager (Etihad Stadium)
Casual Event Safety Steward
And more Manchester City Council
Site Manager – St John’s Garden
The role requires caretaking duties,gardening, basic maintenance and repair. Liaison with residents,the estate managers and visiting contractors is a key part of the role. On site accommodation is provided as the role requires the post holder to reside full time on site.
Hours: 35
Salary: £18,933
Closing date: 2 June Citizens Advice Manchester
Contact Centre Adviser
You must have experience delivering excellent customer service in a contact centre or customer service environment. Along with having a professional manner with good communication skills and the ability to deal confidently and sensitively with members of the public over the phone.
Hours: 35
Salary: £17,290 to rising to £18,038, when you have proved you can do the job well
Closing date: 3 June One Education Ltd
Marketing & Communications Executive
A large part of the role will involve managing the company website, e-marketing campaigns and social media channels. You would lead on creating engaging content for print and online literature and have an eye for creative design.
Hours: Full time
Salary: £24,000
Closing date: 4 June FareShare
Community Food Co-ordinator
You will represent FareShare GM with stakeholders and communicate effectively across all channels to ensure their membership criteria and strategic priorities are met. You will work across geographic locations and thematically, and adapt to changing priorities, as food aid continues to play a big part in the region’s pandemic recovery.
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £19,000 to £23,000
Closing date: 7 June ADA College for Digital Skills
Delivery Manager for Apprenticeships
They’re looking for someone to play a key role at the heart of our Manchester team, responsible for managing multiple aspects of delivery of their growing programme offer in the North West (predominantly apprenticeships).
Hours: Full time
Salary: £26,000 to £32,000 dependent on relevant experience.
Closing date: 7 June
Tech Trainer/Lecturer (Apprenticeships)
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lecturer to join their team on either a full or part-time basis and make a real difference to the lives of their apprentices.
Hours: Full time and part time
Salary: £36,000 to £50,000 dependent on relevant experience.
Closing date: 10 June, 11am HideOut Youth Zone
Creative Arts Co-ordinator
You would design and deliver arts activities for young people as well as provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for arts sessional workers and volunteers to ensure our members receive the highest quality provision.
Hours: 40
Salary: Up to £25,000 dependent on experience
Closing date: 11 June Manchester City Council
Planning Technician
This role would provide the opportunity of working with varying issues, both in the office and on site, in order to assist in the effective handling of planning related matters, including planning applications, projects, appeals, research work and other investigations.
Hours: £20,092
Salary: 35
Closing date: 14 June Gaddum
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead – Part Time
You will ensure that the EDI agenda is recognised as positive, proactive and influential in contributing to the organisation’s strategic and operational planning process. You will also provide advice and support the development of workforce policies that promote fairness and embed diversity in the workplace.
Hours: 17.5
Salary: £30,507 pro-rata
Closing date: 14 June Emerge Manchester
Office and Core Services Co-ordinator
The Office and Core Services Co-ordinator is the central point of contact for all staff within EMERGE 3Rs (including FareShare Greater Manchester) and EMERGE Recycling, co-ordinating and overseeing general office admin and ensuring processes across the office flow efficiently. They are looking for an experienced office co-ordinator and/or administrator who can turn their hand to whatever needs to be done.
Hours: 30 hrs per week
Salary: £19000 to -£23000 pro rata
Closing date: 14 June at noon
For an application pack please email:
recruitment@emergemanchester.co.uk Manchester City Council
Accommodation Support Worker (female workers only)
They are looking for enthusiastic support workers who have an understanding of the problems faced by homeless woman and are committed to providing high-quality support service.
Hours: 35
Salary: £22,627
Closing date: 15 June Manchester City Council
Finance Services Officer
You would be responsible for ensuring the timely issue of invoices to Council customers and be the first point of contact for internal and external enquiries regarding the invoicing process. You would also provide support to the Debt Recovery Team to help ensure its effective and efficient functioning.
Hours: 35
Salary: £20,092
Closing date: 15 June Sacred Heart RC Primary School
Admin, Finance and HR Officer
The successful candidate would need to have outstanding communication skills and the ability to nurture positive relationships. Along with experience of working in a busy administrative environment and excellent personal, administrative and organisational skills.
Hours: Full time
Salary: £22,627
Closing date: 22 June Rodney House Special School
Lunchtime Support Assistant
They are looking for a Lunchtime Support assistant to provide high quality support over lunchtime, supporting healthy eating, a range of lunchtime clubs, feeding and changing students as appropriate.
Hours: 10
Salary: £18,198
Closing date: 23 June Standwalk Ltd
Service Manager
The role involves being a responsible, accountable individual that ensures that the service/s operate within the guidelines agreed by the Services Director and
Standwalk Ltd. To also ensure that staff promote service users who have learning disabilities, to maximise their potential to lead an ordinary life.
Hours: Full time
Salary: £26,000
Closing date: 23 June Easirent
Valeter Driver
Working in the Manchester Airport vicinity to provide valeting/driving services to our fleet of hire cars.
Main Duties:
– Cleaning and polishing hire vehicles inside and out
– Checking and maintenance of vehicles including inspecting for damage and reporting any issues
– Driving / shunting company vehicles around the yard in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Transport and highway code/company policies
– Ensuring keys are available in customer collection boxes
– Any other ad hoc requirements of the role Qualifications:
– Meet the eligibility criteria to be able to drive under their insurance
– Valeting experience an advantage
– Any driving suspensions must have expired at least 3 years ago
– Have strong attention to detail and be safety conscious
They offer competitive commissions and bonuses.
For more info or to apply please get in touch / forward your CV to
craig.redman@easirent.com Manchester City Council Jobs

Information about starting up a business Aspire Recruitment Agency
Ethical recruitment agency Recruitment agency
focused on increasing the number of Black and minority ethnic individual in employment.
Public Sector Jobs Employment Help

Jobs and training for people with disabilities and disadvantaged groups.

High quality interview clothes and interview training for women. University of Manchester
Vacancies at various levels
Walking With The Wounded
Training and Employment Support for Ex Armed Services Recruitment agency for women leaving the criminal justice/care systems
News
Walking groups for disabled people
Breakthrough UK are currently running two walking groups for disabled people in Manchester. The walking groups are taking place at Heaton Park, every Tuesday at 2pm and Wythenshawe Park, every Wednesday at 2.30pm. If you or anyone you know identify as disabled and would to get active and meet new people, email: referrals@breakthrough-uk.co.uk for more details. Relief Hub for families of Covid-19 victims In Manchester
Nurturing Foundations plans to provide a hub where children will have access to books and STEM materials to promote their creativity and innovation and also provide food, support, information and resources to adults and families of the victims of the pandemic ensuring that they live happier and healthier lives going forward. The goal is to support over 1,000 families going through loss in the community. For the Relief Hub, Nurturing Foundations are seeking to engage with families of the victims of the pandemic in order for them to benefit from the funding raised.
More information about the Nurturing Foundation
Contact email: info@nurturingfoundations.org.uk Leading in uncertainty – Peer support for charity and social enterprise leaders
IVAR are running 90 minute drop-in peer support sessions for up to 10 charity leaders at a time, every week, from June, via zoom. Attendees will have a safe space to share challenges, time to pause and reflect, and the opportunity to hear each other’s experiences of adapting to and coping with leading in prolonged uncertainty. The sessions are for leaders of charities, community organisations and social enterprises, based in the UK. The sessions take place weekly, starting in June 2021, until April 2022.
More information and to sign up: Leading in Uncertainty sessions Thomas Wall Trust – Digital Skills 2021 Grants Programme
Grants are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to support specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills in order to increase employment prospects within the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. The funding is for projects working with disadvantaged people aged 18 years or older to improve their basic digital skills. Stage one is to complete an Expression of Interest form the next deadline is 25 June.
Read more about the Digital Skills Grants Programme Funding for Black-led organisations in the UK
Do it Now Now is delighted to have received funding from Comic Relief’s Global Majority Fund to provide, through a Common Call grant fund, financial support to Black-led charities and social enterprises disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.
UK-based Black-led charities and social enterprises working in communities across the UK will be able to apply for unrestricted grants of £5,000 or £12,500.
Closing date: 25 June, 5pm
More information and to apply for Do it Now funding
Information for Jobseekers
Help to Get Work
Have you lost your job? Are you worried about possible redundancy or have had your hours reduced due to COVID-19, and you want to upskill, retrain or find new work? If you are a Manchester resident you can register your details on Help to Get Work and one of our partners will be in touch, to help you access the support you need.
Free support sessions.
There are a number of free support sessions you can access right now, which you might find helpful. Book a session on Eventbrite Employ GM
If you’ve been made redundant or are worried about losing your job due to Covid-19, Employ GM can help you access a wide range of support to help you get back on your feet. Whether you’re looking for careers advice to help you decide on your next steps, want to explore training opportunities in your area, or need some support to find your next role quickly, the service is here to help you every step of the way and is available for adults, young people and businesses. Find out more about the support available at the EmployGM site. Job Centre Plus – A Good Place to Start
Their aim is to help jobseekers back into work, and put those businesses needing to recruit, in touch with them: • jobhelp provides support to jobseekers,
starting out in your career includes advice and information on taking the first
• steps to finding a job, different careers opportunities and tips on applying for jobs.
employerhelp provides links to business support and information, as well as help for those who need to recruit. Skills Support for the Workforce
Are you a Manchester based business looking to boost the skills of your workforce?
If so, the Growth Company want to talk to you. They can offer advice with your training plans, through their Skills Support for the Workforce initiative, which provides fully-funded support, through a range of training interventions, which are tailored to meet your business needs. Support is also available if people are at risk of redundancy, or have recently been made redundant (within the last 3 months) or people who are looking to return to work from the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (Furlough).

They have a variety of accredited and non-accredited programmes to choose from in sectors such as Retail, Business & Professional Services, Creative & Digital, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, manufacturing and Logistics. Eligibility: you must have a business with a base in GM and the training takes place within GM. Any employee aged 16+ can access. If you would like more information about SSW or would like to check what courses are available please contact WorkforceGM@gcskills-support.uk or call 0161 240 4544

The Redundancy Support Service – for apprentices
Are you are an apprentice who has been made redundant or you think you might be in the future? You can call 0800 015 0400 to get free advice, find new opportunities, and access local and national support services offering financial, health and wellbeing, legal and careers advice. The Redundancy Support Service

Sector Based Support
Construction Industry Talent Retention Scheme (TRS)
In a response to the adverse impacts of Covid-19 on the construction industry, this scheme will match existing employees with vacancies and help find positions for employees at risk of redundancy through redeployment and temporary employee loans between employers.
It will also allow people from other sectors to find employment in construction.
Talent Retention Scheme

Job Support Hub – Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
CareerScope is a support hub for those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The site has training, support and job search advice.

Tourism and Hospitality Talent Hub
The Growth Company and Marketing Manchester, supported by the Manchester Hoteliers’ Association, are ready to help individuals working in the hospitality and tourism industry, whose employment has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tourism and Hospitality Talent Hub
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
Apprenticeships are for people of any working age.
You can learn new skills whilst you earn.
Apprenticeships – what do the different levels mean?
Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship
An intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship is equivalent to five good GCSE passes
Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship
An advanced apprenticeship is equivalent to two A Level passes
Higher (Level 4/5) Apprenticeships
Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree
Degree (Level 6/7 Apprenticeship)
Degree Apprenticeships are equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (Level 6) or a master’s degree (Level 7) Farleys Solicitors
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprentice Receptionist / Office Administrator
A normal day would include being a first point of contact and dealing with visitors to their reception. Along with answering calls to their virtual switchboard, dealing with / forwarding enquiries and preparing and collating documents.
Hours: 35
Salary: £161.70 to £311.85
Closing date: 11 June Rader International Ltd
Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Alloy Wheel Apprentice
A normal day would include taking tyres on and off, balancing wheels inc. road force balance, wet painting and powder coating.
Hours: 40
Salary: £172
Closing date: 11 June Lightbulb Media Limited
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Social Media Apprentice
You would be working with the creative team to brainstorm content and design ideas for social media campaigns. Along with writing and scheduling social posts through their scheduling tool. Along with carrying out competitor and hashtag research to help their clients to stand out in their sectors.
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £10,000
Closing date: 12 June G2 Legal
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Business Admin Apprentice
The initial purpose of the role is to support a designated sales team by taking from them a number of business-critical but time-consuming tasks, some administrative and some more creative, enabling other team members to spend more time with their clients and candidates.
Hours: 37
Salary: £159.10
Closing date: 13 June Northern Lawn Tennis Club
Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Apprentice Sports Turf Operative
The role would involve carrying out all aspects of court maintenance across the 4 tennis court surfaces (grass, American clay, artificial clay, and indoor acrylic. You would also get to work on the International Grass Court Tennis Event which over the years has seen some of the great names in tennis take part.
Hours: 40
Salary: £240
Closing date: 13 June Manchester Digital
Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 4)
Software Developer Apprentice
Whether you want to work for an SME, corporate organisation, or well-known brand high street brand, from scientific development to software house giants or e-commerce innovators, they have employers keen to hire the next digital future star in software development.
Hours: Full time
Salary: £18,000 to £23,000
Closing date: 18 June To find more apprenticeship opportunities at all levels, and for people of all ages, search on the find an apprenticeship website.
Information for Apprentices
Apprenticeships are for people of any working age. You can learn new skills whilst you earn. If you are an adult and want to find out more Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Hub has some information for you. Traineeships help you prepare for an apprenticeship. A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds, or 25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.
Find out more about Traineeships Amazing Apprenticeships
Amazing ApprenticeshipsThe site has a range of online resources for young people, parents and schools. Each month they produce a Parent’s Pack which you can download:Parents and Carers Packs – Apprenticeships
Have a look at their monthly parents packs for a range of info. GM Apprenticeship Hub
Become an apprentice
Apprenticeships are available for you at any age and are a great way to restart your career, change you career or progress in your current career. GM Apprenticeship Hub – Covid-19
Key information to support current apprentices.

GMACS
Greater Manchester Apprenticeship and Careers Service (GMACS)
What is an apprenticeship and how do they work? What does being an apprentice mean? Discover different apprenticeship types, get application hints and tips, and apply for vacancies. For young people.

Help for Apprentices
Are you an Apprentice working in a small or medium-sized enterprise (business) with under 250 staff?
Have you recently been made redundant?
Are you or a colleague struggling to work due to health or personal reasons?
If yes, there is help for you:
Working Well Early Help provides free support to help you stay in or return to work, if you’re currently off work sick, or recently unemployed, and struggling with your health. This is a telephone based service. Please do not hesitate to contact them regarding any issues stopping you or a member of staff from working during this period.
If you would like more information, get in touch with them today on:
0300 456 8107 (local rate call)
workingwellearlyhelp@maximusuk.co.uk
Skills and Training
We use the symbol to show content new to this section. Some of the opportunities might have featured in the News section the previous week. As we don’t want you to miss it, when it moves to this section we highlight it as new before moving content further down this section next week. 18 to 25 years old? Feeling lost, confused or anxious about your future?Stand Out is a brand new programme powered by One Million Mentors and UpRising UK, which is specifically designed to help you develop your skills, expand your network, explore your career options and ultimately find a job. Join the Stand Out programme and you’ll benefit from: Training for one month via a curated programme of online sessions Mentoring for one year; receive 1:1 personal development and career support Connecting to diverse coaches, tutors, and experts, from a range of industries Socialising with other job seekers, able to share tips and advice UpRising and One Million Mentors have supported 500 young people through our employability and mentoring programme, so they know what works! 77% gained a job or were in education/ training within 6 months of completion. 97% told us the programme increased their confidence, networks and skills. Start date: 26 July 2021. Places are limited. Register interest promptly to help avoid disappointment. To apply, you must be: ✓ 18-25, and; ✓ In your final year of study with no further education, training or work secured Register Interest: Start finding your future, fill out this expression of interest form. Got a question about Stand Out? They would love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing hello@WeStandOut.uk. Seetec Outsource
Social Media Academy for Business
Start date: Monday 7 June 2021
SEETEC Outsource have developed an innovative and dynamic traineeship. Focusing on Social Media in Business and the core element of business administration that attract reputable employers. Offering learners training and qualifications around Social Media in Business, this will include a regular slot from Social Media specialist and Lifestyle Blogger Laura Richardson of Hey Girl Beauty of Business. There will be 4 half day workshops You will learn about, develop your skills and gain units in the below areas: · Principles of Business and digital marketing · Social media platforms & content creation · Instagram Workshop designed for your online business · Principles of Working in a Business Environment · Creating a marketing calendar / Working with Hashtags # · Video creation & backgrounds / Repurposing content to a wider audience · Meet and Welcome Visitors in a Business Environment · Work with Others in a Business Environment / Manage Time and Workload This is for you if you are aged 16+ years, not currently employed or in education. In receipt of benefits/low wage. Work placements arranged for 16 to 24 year olds.

Want to know more about the traineeship or book a place? Please call or email:
Paul Maleque 07758 653125 / paul.maleque@seetecoutsource.co.uk Free NHS Health Check for ages 40 to 74
Come along to a health check to help prevent: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke and Dementia. 8 June, 9am to 4pm
Book your place: call 07702 872 861 and check you qualify
Northmoor Community Centre, 95-97 Northmoor Road, Longsight M12 5RT IT Support Programme open in Greater Manchester
Thursday 3 June, 4pm to 5.15pmGeneration offer free employment training programmes, with 1:1 mentoring support and connections to hiring employers. Online delivery (Zoom) and laptops and internet provided to those in need.
Discover Tech SupportGain insight into a career in IT Support from employers, learn about the Generation experience from previous participants on our training programmes and gain top tips for applying to our IT Support programme.

Find out more about the Discover Tech Support programme and register T-Levels Online Webinar for Employers
9 June at 8.30am to 9.30amA webinar for employers to find out more about T Levels, what they mean for digital roles in your organisation and how to get involved.
Free to attend
Book your place on the T-Levels Webinar here Sow the City and Partners Green Prescribing Project Launch Event
Sow the City will be launching a a new Manchester wide Social and Therapeutic Horticulture service service in July this year. Greater Manchester was selected as one of seven government ‘Green Social Prescribing Test and Learn’ sites and awarded £500,000 to fund two-year pilot nature-based pilot projects. Sow the City is running a 2 year specialist ‘food growing’ Green Social Prescription (GSP) project in the Manchester locality delivered in partnership with 7 existing community growing groups.

Organised by Sow the City and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the event will provide information on how to refer people to the new service and what the benefits of green prescribing are. There will be opportunities to provide ideas to help shape the new service and network with other like minded organisations. Sign up to the event on Wednesday 30 June, 10am to 12pm Back due to popular demand: Connect2College Year 11 Transition Booklet
Connect2College booklet (PDF)Connect2College Year 11 Transition webpages
You may remember this time last year, The Manchester College launched their Connect2College Year 11 transition booklet to support school leavers in making the journey from school to college as smooth as possible. They are pleased to announce that it’s back, with new and exciting content. Their new and improved booklet is designed to support Year 11 and 10 pupils as they move into the next stage of their academic journey. Their Connect2College booklet includes a range of engaging resources to help school leavers plan their career goals and develop their CV, whilst also providing them with useful information about college life and all the fantastic support available to them at The Manchester College. Inside the booklet, pupils can also find out more information about their brand new T Levels and Transition programmes for September 2021 entry, it’s still not too late to apply.

T Level Open Event on Wednesday 16 June 2021 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Save the date, more info coming soon
The event at their Openshaw campus will showcase the T Level subjects they have on offer for September 2021 entry and will shortly be sending out further information. CSCS Course
A 2 week full time course – expected start date around 14 June – to be confirmed at sign up. The course is delivered at The Crown Plaza Hotel, Manchester M4.
Qualifications:
Team Leading level 2, Equality and Diversity level 2 & Health and Safety on a construction site. On completion of the course you will be put through to take you exam which is included within the course.

Eligibility:• 18+ • Unemployed • Have I.D and Proof of Address/ Have proof of right to live and work in the UK • Must have photographic ID (valid passport, Driving licence or Biometric Residence Permit) • Entry 3 English/good level of spoken English (English and Maths assessment to be undertaken) • Resident of Greater Manchester • Not in full time education If you have any referrals for this opportunity, please email melanie.lamb@gcemployment.uk • What do industry placements look like for digital roles?
• The business benefits of offering industry placements
• The difference between apprenticeships, industry placements and work experience
• Roles and responsibilities
• Case study insights from those already offering digital placements
• The government support available to help you • What do industry placements look like for digital roles?
• The business benefits of offering industry placements
• The difference between apprenticeships, industry placements and work experience
• Roles and responsibilities
• Case study insights from those already offering digital placements
• The government support available to help you   Construction Academy Open Days – One Manchester
Construction Academy Open Days flyerThere are two sessions for young people to choose from: Wednesday 2 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pmThe Work Shop, Alexandra Rd, Moss Side, M16 7Wd Thursday 3 June, 10am to 12pmEastlands House, Victoria St Openshaw, M11 2NX These are not drop-in sessions so please register to attend the whole session on one of the dates above Sample Construction Academy Open Day timetable – this is subject to change due to covid guidelines. Customers will need valid photo ID and proof of address in order to access the CSCS training which includes 1 test. If they fail the test, it is up to them to pay for future re-sits. Complete the Construction Academy registration form to register and reserve your place at an information session. WEA
Community Interpreting Level 1 – places still available
14 June 10:30 am.
Classes run every Monday for 4 hrs.
This programme consists of 3 separate awards, which together provide a package of support for learners who wish to work as an interpreter in the community: The L2 Award Preparation to Work in Community Interpreting
L1 Award Mental Health Awareness &
L1 Award Stress Awareness Course will be via ZOOM please contact Lynne directly via email if you have any queries about this course ldale@wea.org.uk Back 2 Work Complete Training
Level 1 Construction
CSCS test and CSCS card paid for, progressions team to find jobs for the candidates. How the course will work • Induction with tutor over the telephone
• Contact with tutor throughout the course via telephone, email and Microsoft Teams (video chat).
• Online delivery Microsoft Teams sessions are held twice a day with the tutor which delivers key elements of the unit.
• Learners working at own pace to complete the work with the tutor on hand for support.
• Tutor will mark the submitted work and feedback to learner on a daily basis. The course is to be completed in a maximum of 10 days, However if the candidate puts the extra time in, they can progress quicker as the course is flexible to work round them. Course daily times are 10am to 4pm Eligibility:
You need to be 19 year old or over (born before 31 August 2001)
Unemployed or working 16 hrs or less
Not in education
Right to work in UK
You need to have access to public funds be eligible or on benefits.
You need to have access to a PC, Laptop or Tablet (Smart Phones is not capable to support the course content)
Email or call Pete:pete.freakes@b2wcompletetraining.com or 07970 756221 Business & IP Centre Manchester (BIPC)
Reset. Restart
Open to all business owners, Reset. Restart offers practical, jargon-free training and advice through a free, tailored programme of support, comprising a series of webinars on a range of topics. You will be pointed towards further support from their library-based Business & IP Centre, including 1-1s with local experts in business planning, marketing and finance, and networking with the local SME community. Clarion Futures
G4S Job Opportunities Information Session
If you are thinking of applying for a security officer or safety steward job with G4S you MUST attend this virtual information session. Clarion Futures is working with G4S to share essential information on; Where the jobs are What the jobs involve What you must have to apply The recruitment process How much you would be paid How Clarion Futures can really support you with your application How Clarion Futures can help you prepare for your competency interview Ongoing support by Clarion Futures These are virtual information sessions: grab yourself your favourite cuppa and ZOOM in ready to find out whether these jobs are for you. City Careers
City Careers is a new City in the Community (CITC) initiative to get young people (16-24) from Greater Manchester into employment or apprenticeships. Digital Advantage and The Manchester College
Digital Inc Supported Internship
Open to students with an EHCP. Digital Skills Online Workshops
The Digital Skills Team at Manchester Adult Education are offering weekly
online Skill Up workshops on a variety of different topics.
Digital Skills Online Workshops flyer Register for the Digital Skills Worshops to get the joining links. Find a Course – National Careers Service
Find a course
Find a course to help you improve your current digital skills or study for your future. Their trusted course providers include The Open University, Google, Amazon and FutureLearn. You can also search for courses from learning providers, including colleges and local authority providers which may offer work-related courses on a wide range of topics. Free workshops in Facilitation and Leadership Skills leads to ASDAN award in Leadership
Are you a woman living in Rochdale, Oldham, Salford, Manchester, Wigan or Bolton? Would you like to take part in a series of free workshops to develop you facilitator/leadership skills and develop your own creative campaign or workshop? This project aims to bring together women from all different ages, backgrounds, cultures and belief systems to empower them to become even greater peace and cohesion leaders within their community. The workshops will explore creative facilitation techniques, as well as how to hold challenging conversations, support people to develop critical thinking skills and explore themes of hate and radicalisation.
For more information email Jo Lane at: jo@oddarts.co.uk Free Family Learning Courses Available
How will the course help you? Give parents the tools to help children with their homework Support your family’s wellbeing Build your confidence – in the family and in your community Provide a supportive network of other parents and carers Support your children’s emotional needs What are the courses that are on offer? Parenting Confidence Building Stress Management for Parents Family Maths Key Stage 3 Maths Family Phonics Family Crafts If this sounds like something you would be interested in, make sure you sign up to register your interest. You can do this by visiting Family Learning Online Courses. Greater Manchester High Growth Network
A fully-funded online programme aimed to equip business leaders with the tools, skillsets and networks to lead a strategy for success!
Find out more and register your interest for the Greater Manchester High Growth Network Get Your Future Started
Construction Academy
Are you currently unemployed and interested in getting into construction?
Learn real skills, gain qualifications, and get the opportunity to do work placements that could lead to paid work for young people.
Interested in signing up? Contact them today for more information about the academy and how you can take part – email gyfs@onemanchester.co.uk Government – Skills Toolkit
Free courses are available through an online platform launched by the government last year. The Skills Toolkit gives you access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up your skills, progress in work and boost your job prospects. Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit
GM Health and Social Care Partnership have created the GM Wellbeing Toolkit with our broad and diverse health and care workforce in mind. To help make it as easy as possible to look after yourself, when you are so busy looking after others. Hidden Talent Youth Panel
The Hidden Youth Talent Panel are a group of young people aged 18 to 25, who have experienced unemployment. The Youth Panel meets on Fridays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm in Manchester City Centre. If you want to get involved email Quina.Chapman@gmyn.co.uk Help to become more confident with your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer
Do you know someone who has Internet access at home but doesn’t have the skills or confidence to use it as effectively as they would like? Whether you have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer, free telephone support is available. Support is given on a wide range of things from turning on your device, setting up an email address, making video calls, downloading apps, booking your online supermarket shopping, finding health information and booking GP appointments etc. Calls can be made in 16 languages.
Text: 07860064128. Leave your name and area of Manchester where you live, or
Email: digitalinclusion@manchester.gov.uk with the person’s details including their name and area of Manchester where they live. Jobsnet Programme
Jobnet Programme Flyer (8mb)
Please note the flyer above is large and it may be best to download it on a computer or tablet.
Jobnet is a 7-week programme to help support unemployed professionals on their journey back into a meaningful career. The 7-week programme comprises topical weekly seminars from keynote speakers combined with mindset training in twice-weekly group sessions. The group sessions build a supportive community of people all experiencing similar challenges. Jobnet also includes the following on a one to one basis: LinkedIn profile coaching Career coaching CV training Networking sessions Mock interviews The programme will run throughout 2021 on the following dates: 17 August to 07 October 2021 19 October to 09 December 2021 To register your interest, send an email to: hello@letsgoforward.org.uk Lab Online
Know anyone currently unemployed, over 19 and seeking creative upbeat training to keep motivated, develop more skills and confidence for retraining or going back out to work?
The free LAB Project develops team working skills, communication and key online presentation skills for today’s world of digital learning, job seeking and employment.
Check out the dates available for the upcoming LAB courses Manchester Cares Phone a Friend referrals are open
Phone A Friend is for those living in Manchester who might be isolated, not able to get out as much anymore and benefit from a meeting a new friend over the phone. The friendship matches are based on personality, interests and geography. Manchester Cares hope that friendships will move to face to face visits as restrictions ease, so pairs can have a natter over a cup of tea in the living room. Momentum Training
CSCS Course
Momentum Training are offering those in Manchester who are currently unemployed the chance to upskill and gain the skills in Construction gaining their CSCS Card to access local building sites.The course is run online for several weeks with the Health
and Safety element and the exam taking place in person in Manchester.
To refer a learner please email melanie.lamb@gcemployment.uk Manchester Adult Education
Make It Happen Webinars
Sessions include:
Creating a CV to get noticed
Nailing that job application
Interview preparation
And lots more.
To find out more visit Make it Happen or
Enrol (Make it Happen) to get all the joining information and meet links. MAES
MAES offer both face-to-face and online opportunities, so you can learn at home or come into one of their friendly centres. To find something that suits you have a look on the MAES website. Manchester Museum and MAES
Digital Nature Course
You do not need to have digital skills to attend this 6-week course. All abilities are welcome. You must have access to a smartphone, be aged 19+ and live in Manchester.
8 June to 14 July
Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm in Whitworth Park
Wednesdays 9.30am to 12pm at Greenheys Adult Learning M-EET Your Match – website with opportunities for young people 16 to 24, who are not in education, employment or training.
M-EET Your Match lists volunteering opportunities, educational courses, work placements, life and employment skills courses, and Level 2 apprenticeships for young people age 16 to 24 in Manchester, who are not in education, employment or training. Motiv8
Motiv8 are continuing to support vulnerable adults during Covid-19 and are still accepting referrals. They are working to support people into the job and online training opportunities that become available.
Agencies and individuals can email info@manchesterbbo.co.uk or contact the Manchester office on 0161 946 3556. National Careers Service
Skills Assessments
The National Careers Service have free online careers assessments which anyone can fill in to find out what sort of careers you may be suited to. Whether you are out of work at the moment, furloughed or interested in exploring other career options, you are invited to have a go at one of their short assessments. Northmoor Community Association
Create or Update your CV
Appointments available 9am to 1pm on Wednesdays.
Northmoor Hub, 103 Northmoor Road, Longsight M12 5RT
Call 0161 248 6823 or text 07458 300781 to book an appointment or fill in the Registration form for Create or Update your CV One Manchester
Transferable Skills Workshop
Every Friday 11am to 12:30pm
What will you learn?
•What transferable skills are
•How to use everyday experiences to build your skill set
• Why it’s important to evidence your transferable skills on application forms and at interviews
What will you need?
• A computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone
• An internet connection
• A space where you will be uninterrupted for 90 minutes
Star Method Workshop
Every Wednesday 11am to 12:30pm
What will you learn?
• What the STAR Method for job applications/interviews is
• How to build a STAR story
• How to use your STAR story on job applications and in interviews
What will you need?
• A computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone
• An internet connection
• A space where you will be uninterrupted for 90 minutes
CV Workshop
Every Tuesday 11am to 12:30pm
What will you learn?
• How to choose the best content and layout
• Why the personal profile is an important part of a CV
• Why you shouldn’t be copying and pasting your previous job descriptions
• How to highlight your skills and achievements
What will you need?
• A computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone
• An internet connection
• A space where you will be uninterrupted for 90 minutes One Manchester – Skills Support for Growth
Skills Support for Growth (SSG) Programme
For 15 to 20 year olds in Manchester, who are not in employment, education or training.
You will get tailored support specific to your individual needs, abilities and aspirations. The aim of the programme is to get you back into education, training or employment, helping whilst also working with you to improve and nurture your motivation and confidence. You will be supported to upskill, gain valuable and exciting work experience as well as open doors for you, that may become the starting point for your dream career. Support includes:
· 121 tailored advice and guidance and employment support
· High quality work experience opportunities in various sectors
· Accredited training linked to your aspirations
· Access to functional skills support in maths and English
· Activities that develop confidence and skills
· Interview and Pre for Work skills
· Support to make the transition to mainstream education/ employment easier. Drop Amber an email amber.gelder@onemanchester.co.uk a text or phone call to 07884 747 164 to sign up for the SSG programme. One Manchester Activities to Support Young People
The Great Employability Goosechase – Wednesday afternoons – quick- fire fun, completing tasks that take you from understanding what employability skills are to identifying your transferable skills and onto understanding competency-based interview questions.
Virtual Drop in Sessions – Thursdays 10am to 3pm
Drop into an open session to find out more about the help for young people age 15 to 24, who are not currently in any education, training or employment.
Understanding CV’s – Thursday 1.30pm to 3pm
If you want to talk to Amber about any of these sessions you can call or leave a message to 07884 747164. One Manchester – Support with your CV
Understanding CVs Virtual Workshops
Every Thursday, 1pm to 2.30pm
Open to all ages, whether you are in a job already or are looking for one.
You will learn:
How to choose the best content and layout.
Why the personal profile is an important part of a CV.
Why you shouldn’t be copying and pasting your previous job descriptions.
How to highlight your skills and achievements.
Places are limited per session and can be reserved by contacting:
0161 230 1057 or onefuture@onemanchester.co.uk PeoplePlus
Self-Employment Provision
This new programme features: 12 months mentoring from a business advisor Develop a Growth Business Plan Health & Wellbeing Workshops Diagnostic of existing business/self-employment Workshops: Business Planning for Growth, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Social Media Networking with other self-employed people Why it Started
The traditional NEA programme is still running, but now they have the opportunity to support those whose business faced hard times during the pandemic or started a business recently but are struggling – to receive mentoring, advice and guidance, and turn their business around How Do I Refer?
To refer any claimants please use the Find & Refer system, the same as you would for the usual NEA programme; and look for ‘New Enterprise Allowance Existing Self-employed’. Once they receive your referral, they will call your claimants and get them onboarded.

Any Questions?If you have any questions, please contact: Helen Clarke on helen.clarke2@peopleplus.co.uk or 07970 753 169 Review, Refresh and Renew your Childcare Business
The programme is tailored to the business needs of childcare providers whether you are a company, a charity or a community group.
The programme will provide you with a practical framework to implement new ideas to renew and grow your business.
For more information and a discussion about the programme ring
Kyran Parker on 07982 678 017 or email register@redkiteinnovations.co.uk Restart Grant Scheme open to applications
The Government’s new Restart Grant Scheme, set up to help businesses prepare for re-opening following the recent national lockdown, is now open for applications from eligible businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors. Eligible businesses may be entitled to grants of between £2,667 and £18,000. Businesses will need to make a new application online. Find our more and apply online for the Restart Grant Scheme.
Closing date: 30 June Resources for SEND Families
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has produced three information sheets to support families at this time: Making it happen – Positively managing risk for children and adults with severe learning disabilities: This sets out what should be taken into account and who should be involved when making decisions about suspending or resuming activities or face to face contact for people with severe learning disabilities. Education during the pandemic – Return to school Spring 2021: For families of children with severe learning disabilities who have concerns about the plan for all pupils to return to educational settings. Coronavirus – Restrictions placed on family contact: About the continued restrictions around face-to-face contact that care homes or supported living providers are putting in place and the impact on mental health and wellbeing. ‘Please give me space’ is a new initiative from the makers of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme. It is designed to support people with non-visible disabilities who find it difficult to socially distance. The emblem signals to others that they need to pay attention and give some space. A new suite of resources for commissioners and providers of care has information in Appendix 1 for people with a learning disability, autistic people and families and carers around engaging with NHS services during the pandemic. It offers advice on how to get in touch with services and gain access to the support you need. Reform Radio
Life Lounge
Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm on ZOOM!Their online well-being sessions have undergone a rebranding. Come and join The Life Lounge conversation where Reform Radio’s Well-Being Manager Dan leads an online, open conversation about all things life. From ‘you live and you learn’ to ‘current topics’ everything is open for discussion and everyone is welcome. Dan provides a safe and open space for all to share, but even if you want to just come and listen that is perfectly fine too! If you want to get involved, please send an email to projects@reformradio.co.uk.
Every Tuesday 1pm – 3pm on ZOOM!
Life Lounge Flyer Step Together Volunteering
For My Future Ex-Offender Course
Step Together Volunteering supports participants to build and develop the personal and practical skills needed to move forward. As well as offering progression routes into volunteering, training, and employment. Step Together Volunteering aim to help overcome the barriers ex-offenders face in finding work and this tailored course comprises 20 hours of guided learning, 1:1 mentoring and home learning, CV and interview techniques and a plan to get you into volunteering within your community. Seetec Outsource
Seetec Outsource Business Administration AcademyDo you want to work in administration/ customer service ? Do you need a qualification to demonstrate administration knowledge and skills to help with your job search or just to enhance your CV. The vacancies for administrative and the current rise in homeworking opportunities, and the course matches the skills required for these posts. New career for the 2021, this is your chance!
No previous experience or knowledge is required for you to start!
Gain a nationally recognised qualification in 2-3 weeks
Start date: Monday 21 June
Contact: Paul Maleque on 07758 653125 or paul.maleque@seetecoutsource.co.uk Standguide
Refresh your skills and Restart your career
Looking for a fresh start? Standguide have on-line qualifications in
• Adult Social Care
• Digital Skills
• A wide range of employability courses to help you get the job you want.
At risk of redundancy?
They can help you make the switch into a fresh new career.
Currently unemployed?
They can support you to find the right employment for you Submission dates announced for Manchester Open Exhibition 2022
Applications for artists to be part of the 2022 Manchester Open Exhibition will open on 16 June. Submissions will be made via an online web portal on the HOME website, and are open to all, including those who may already identify as artists and those who might not, working in any medium. It is free to submit work for consideration, although HOME encourages donations in order to support their outreach and engagement programme. There will also be a return of the Manchester Open Awards – £2,000 bespoke bursaries. Deadline: 17 September, 6pm
More information and how to apply to the Manchester Open Exhibition Springboard
Digital Hospitality Academy 2 week course
Are you over 16 and seeking employment? Have you been made redundant? If so, this course may be for you. It includes industry qualifications and employability skills. For more information and to register, see the Springboard webpage. Thinking about returning to education as an adult?
Attend an Virtual Open Event with The Manchester College | 14 to 17 June
To celebrate #AdultLearnerWeek, they’re hosting a series of virtual events so you can find out everything you need to know about returning to education as an adult. Discover more about their courses, facilities, funding options available, Access to Higher Education diplomas and you can even hear from some of their current adult learners as they talk about their experiences. Do you have a specific question about a course? Speak directly to their teaching teams by booking onto a drop-in Q&A session and get your questions answered there and then. Whether you’re looking to further your career or just want a change of direction, you’ll find there’s a huge selection of options to study with them, with courses ranging from one day to one year in duration so you can fit your learning around your life. Find out more and book your place on The Manchester College Online Events. Trauma Informed Training – MHCC
Raising Awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Tuesday 29 June, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
This three hour session is open to professionals from all backgrounds, tenants and residents and those just interested in finding out more about what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are, how they affect people’s lives and what we can do to support people who have experienced adversity and trauma. The Manchester College
Go further at their Centre of Excellence for Adult Education.
Study an adult course at The Manchester College.
Applications are open for adult courses at The Manchester College, the number one college for achievement in Greater Manchester.
They offer adult courses in a huge variety of subject areas that range from Entry Level up to Level 6, as well as Access to Higher Education diplomas, so there’s lots of opportunities to upskill in your chosen field or retrain for a new career, regardless of what academic level you’re at.
There are also lots of financial opportunities available to help you fund your course, including the Advanced Learner Loan – finances don’t need to be a barrier to your success.
Explore The Manchester College courses and apply now. The Manchester College – Employment Support Courses
NHS Sector Based Work Academy (flyer)
Start on a path to a career with the NHS
Work and Skills Courses (flyer)
Improve your skills and boost your chances of progressing onto work or further study with courses in
Digital Skills
Business Admin
Health and Social Care
Volunteering
The Princes Trust Team Programme (flyer)
Boost your confidence, meet new friends, gain new skills and progress on to work or further study. For young people age 16 to 24.
Volition – Volunteering Programme (flyer)
Learn new skills, take a qualification and gain work experience at Manchester Cathedral. WEA Mental Health Course
A Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness
Learn how to improve your own wellbeing and resilience in challenging times, to support others with their mental wellbeing or to gain a valuable qualification, and developing new skills to take the first steps into voluntary or paid work in the mental health field. This course is available for everybody who wants to learn how to combat the stresses of the current pandemic.
Sessions to run for two days a week Thursday / Friday 10.30am to 1,30pm, total of 3 weeks. Starting 24 June 2021 Working Wardrobe is Open
The One Manchester Working Wardrobe is a free service for men, providing access to interview clothing. Appointments are available on a Wednesday between 10am and 3pm. Make a Working Wardrobe appointment Your Guide to Helping Older People with the Internet
Good Things Foundation and Centre for Ageing Better have produced a handy guide to help you if you want to show older people how to use the internet for the first time, or help someone to improve their skills. It doesn’t matter if you’re helping a friend or family member, or someone you support as part of your job or volunteering role. You’ll find lots of tips on how to get started. There’s also advice if you’re interested in setting up long-term learning for a group of older people.
Your Guide to Helping Older People with the Internet Young Enterprise – Toolkits for Parents, Teachers and Youth Workers
Young Enterprise has worked hard to adapt a wide range of its programmes, to ensure that children and young people can still develop crucial work and money related skills from their own homes. There are three unique toolkits available for children and young people ages 4 to 19 years – to download by teachers, parents and youth workers.
Young Enterprise Digital Toolkits
Young Enterprise E-Brochure (PDF)
Support to Start Your Own Business
Fourth round of Self Employment Income Support Scheme available
The latest round of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme has been launched and applications are accepted until 1 June. Start your own business – Manchester City Council
Start your own business, the Council’s webpage, has lots of links to information for anyone thinking about starting their own business. Have a look at the different offers, whether you prefer to talk to someone, or would like to do your own research first; there is lots of support available:
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Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC)
Manchester Libraries

The BIPC can help you start, run and grow your business.

BIPC Online Events:
Reset. Restart
BIPC are putting on a range of interesting free online events to help you develop your skills for business.
BIPC Reset Restart events

The BIPC operate an enquiry service by email, with follow up by telephone/video. Get in touch: businessinfo@manchester.gov.uk or tweet them @bipcmanchester.

Access to industry-standard databases including market research reports from Mintel, B2B credit reports, company data & contacts, Intellectual property support. A 1-2-1 “Information surgery” is available with an information expert via video, including demos of the extensive range of databases.
Ask About Business – Business tools (for Start-ups)

More information at Ask About Business BIPC-Manchester Citizen’s Advice
Coronavirus – if you’re self-employed Connecting BAME social entrepreneurs
The Greater Manchester BAME Social Enterprise Network will give BAME social entrepreneurs the opportunity to: Network with and learn from their peers. Learn from experts Develop their skills in key aspects of running a business The network will meet regularly to hear from expert speakers, exchange skills, ideas, knowledge and experiences. EnterprisingYou
Supporting your self-employment journey
Are you self-employed or running your own business and keen to grow? Engaged in multiple temporary roles and looking for a more reliable income? Whatever you’re facing, whether financial, health or not knowing what step to take next; there is support available.
The EnterprisingYou scheme from People Plus and the Growth Company gives you the opportunity to work with a Business Coach, and includes a range of support including:
• Peer mentoring from people with experience of running a business
• Personal finance support
• Careers advice and guidance
• High quality skills development and training support

To find out more, and to see whether you are eligible, go to the EnterprisingYou website www.enterprising-you.co.uk MiVentures – Get business advice
Live chat with qualified business advisers
An online business start-up and business support service delivered by MiVentures. Live chat with qualified business advisers, weekdays from 9am to 5pm (outside these hours you can leave a request for an adviser to contact you next morning) Download business guides and templates Get Companies House and HMRC documentation directly Find out about local and national business events Watch this video to find out how it works or visit the live chat with qualified business advisors webpage to find out more. Money Advice Service
How to start a business or become self-employed National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses (FSB)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed Starting or running your own business?
Help with moving from benefits to work
The government has advice on the New Enterprise Allowance to help you start your own business, or develop your existing business if you’re already self-employed.
You could get mentoring and an allowance if you are over 18 and either:
you or your partner get Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance or you get Income Support and you’re a lone parent, sick or disabled. Find out more at your local job centre.
The Hut Group
Who is the Hut Group?
Two friends started this business back in 2004, providing a platform for companies to do online selling. Over the years they grew their business to work all over the world. Along the way they found some great products to to sell themselves, and they have become one of the world’s largest online retailers in beauty and nutrition.

Hut Group in Manchester – Opportunities for you
They are working on an exciting £760 million development, over two sites at Manchester Airport. It will include a landmark business campus, THQ, and world logistics hub ICON, their content creation studio, will work with more than 2,000 staff. Current Hut Group job vacancies

Hut Group Apprenticeships
The Hut Group are a great supporter of apprenticeships, as a way for people of any age, to earn whilst they learn.
They have a wide variety of apprenticeship roles they are recruiting for now.
Find out more about Hut Group apprenticeship vacancies
The site shows vacancies from all over the UK, as well as lots of vacancies in Manchester. Click on “load more opportunities” to view lots of apprenticeship vacancies in Manchester.

Watch this Space
We are working with the Hut Group so that as many of you as possible, get a chance to apply for the range of opportunities that will be on offer, in the coming weeks, months, and years.
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