Bridging the gap between education and employers

Greater Manchester is committed to placing employers at the heart of the education, skills and employment system.

As outlined in our work and skills strategy, by 2035, the Greater Manchester city region will be one of the world’s leading regions, driving sustainable growth across a thriving North of England. It will be ever more productive, innovative, creative, known for the excellent quality of life enjoyed by our residents who are able to contribute to and benefit from the prosperity that growth brings.

Greater Manchester’s business community is committed to supporting the aspirations of our residents and truly meeting the needs of the labour market for generations to come. As a first step, many employers want to support GM’s young people but are often unsure where best to place their efforts. Bridge GM presents a simple and effective way to join the dots for employers and educators alike.

Mike Blackburn Chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Whether a business or an individual, a school or a provider, Bridge is leading the journey to a work ready Greater Manchester. To find out how we can help you, simply enquire now and one of our team will be in touch with you soon.

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Labour Market Information

Labour market information tells you what jobs and skills employers are looking for in your region; which industries are hiring and where they are located; what education and training you need for certain jobs and which job areas and industries are predicted to grow in the future.

We are working to ensure that young people are equipped with the information needed to make well informed decisions about their educational onward journey and potential career options.


Many companies that will be household names in 10 years' time do not yet exist and more people than ever run their own businesses.

With your help we want to equip students across Greater Manchester with up to date Labour Market Information to enable them to make informed choices about their future career. Help us to bridge the skills gap and ensure the future success of your region.

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The resources contained in this section aim to support the provision of effective careers education, information, advice and guidance and to provide access to a wide range of sources to develop your knowledge base.

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Greater Manchester’s Young People ‘Getting Ready for Work’ through Bridge

The future success and prosperity of the UK in a post-Brexit world will increasingly depend on our ability to harness home-grown talent and to encourage the creativity and innovation of our young people.

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Inspiring Start to Enterprise Adviser Network

Ellesmere Park High School in Salford is one of the first 26 schools to take part in the Greater Manchester Enterprise Adviser Network

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