At Bridge, we’re passionate about closing the gap between the boardroom and the classroom, ensuring that all young people in Greater Manchester have a clear path through education to a successful, rewarding career.

Working with employers to understand the skills young people will need in their future working life, we want to make sure they’re learning these skills right now and we want to support you to do this.

Guiding Students To Success

Seamlessly joining education with employment can often be a difficult and time consuming task, but Bridge was formed to provide the advice, support and guidance to schools and colleges to make employer engagement much easier and more effective.

We’re here to help you build strong bridges and forge long-lasting connections with Greater Manchester’s business community, that benefit both your students and the local economy. And we’ll also give you the tools to bring the world of work to life.

Working with employers in the region and trusted national resources, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips to further develop your Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) offer and embed key employability skills across your curriculum as a whole.

Crafting An Exciting Curriculum

As you build up strong connections with employers, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from them directly too.

Whether it’s an informal discussion with local businesses or regular strategic support from an Enterprise Adviser, you’ll be able to use LMI information and employer feedback to understand future skills shortages and address the abilities that young people will need to be successful in specific industries.

You’ll have full support and guidance to easily enhance your current curriculum and build highly relevant sector knowledge into your teaching programme. Not only will this ensure you’re helping young people learn the skills they will need in a future career, but you’ll also help them see how the curriculum has extremely important real-world applications.

Why just tell your students that English is important when you can bring in a creative marketing expert to set a persuasive writing task? Or worry about teaching design points when you can call upon a graphic design agency to demonstrate how to digitally draw a website?

Browse through our regularly updated library of the very best, high quality resources and download the resources you need. You’ll find the help you need to deliver a careers advice session, support for presentations and lesson plans, and workshop content that can be used in the classroom.

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A Wealth Of Resources

To support your planning and teaching, we know how important and invaluable trusted, high quality resources can be. That’s why we’ve compiled a full database of Resources, including up-to-date advice, activities and programmes that are relevant to Greater Manchester schools.

If you are looking for lesson plans, workshops ideas, presentations for CV sessions, mock interview tasks, or just about anything else, there will be a link on our website. Many of these resources are available as free downloads which are on hand and ready to roll, without the need for any hassle or extra work!

Our resources section is constantly updated and checked by our expert team, to save you time and help you get the most from Bridge. By expanding our knowledge together and connecting educators and employers, we can build a new culture in Greater Manchester, a new partnership between schools and businesses, and a new way of supporting young people.

Just get in touch with us today so we can signpost you to the most appropriate initiatives and projects for your school’s needs and priorities.