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Fully-funded support for hospitality sector to drive recruitment and boost growth

Backed by Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser, Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) three-year Skills for Growth programme aims to upskill and retrain employees to aid staff retention, boost morale and attract new staff into the industry.

Unlocking Internal Career Pathways

Rather than focusing outwards and reacting to staff turnover when it becomes inevitable, in this article we’ll be focusing on unlocking internal career pathways for your existing employees, with a focus on retention and employee engagement.

Demand for skilled volunteers and employees in VCSE sector

In celebration of Volunteers Week 2022, the team at Skills for Growth - SME Support embarked on a 10 mile Weighted Walk for homelessness charity Depaul UK. Read morea bout our fundraising as well as first-hand accounts about the demand for skilled volunteers and employees in VCSE sector here.

10 Mile Weighted Walk

A team of almost 30 people took to the streets of Manchester for a 10 mile walk, while carrying 10kg, all to raise money to support homeless and at risk young people. Read more here.

A Beginner's Guide to T Levels, Traineeships and Internships

This article is your beginner’s guide to understanding T Levels, Traineeships, and Internships. We’ve broken down these workplace learning pathways, so you can better understand the benefits for your business.

Firstplay look to the future with skills revolution

Firstplay look to the future with skills revolution, upskilling employees and increasing productivity through fully funded Skills for Growth - SME Support programme. Read the case study here.

Workforce Development Planning - What is it and how to make it work for you

Dawn Duggan, Head of People, Skills & Talent on the Skills for Growth - SME Support programme, shares her expertise in workforce development planning and how to make it work for you and your business in this article.

Creating an Inclusive Hiring Strategy

Skills for Growth - SME Support and Matt Richardson from The Growth Company, teach you how to create an inclusive hiring strategy in this article.

Skills for Growth helps 1600 Businesses | Press Release

Skills for Growth - SME Support have helped over 1600 businesses within our first 18 months of operation, assisting to upskill and re-skill employees across the Greater Manchester region. Read more to hear first-hand from our clients and experts about the impacts we've had on local business.

Fresh Approach UK case study

“We would not have been able to offer this number or variety of training to the team without the support of the team at Skills for Growth - SME Support or the funding towards training.” Read the Fresh Approach UK case study here.