Employers have the power to change a young person’s life

Across Greater Manchester, employers are already working with local young people in schools and colleges to provide experiences of the world of work, through work experience placements, careers fairs and careers talks.

Work shadowing is an ideal opportunity for young people to get an insight into different industry sectors, roles and career paths that they may not have considered.

We want to make it even easier for more employers to get involved and help to shape a young person’s future by joining the growing list of businesses that have already pledged their support.

What is work shadowing?

If you, or your business, is able to offer a young person(s) the opportunity to spend a day or two observing you or a colleague in their day-to-day role we would love to hear from you!

You'll be giving a young person a vital in-depth understanding of what goes on in the workplace and the chance to find out more about your role, the skills and knowledge needed and to learn about the different jobs that people do in one organisation.

Take a look at what GM's young people have to say about Meet Your Future.

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To hear about the benefits to your business take a look at what these GM employers have to say.

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Why work shadowing? Let these people convince you.

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You can pledge your support by offering:

Work shadowing — a young person observes a professional in their job to gain a better understanding of the role.

Workplace safaris — a group of students is given the opportunity to visit your workplace and meet with a number of colleagues from across a range of teams/departments.

To pledge your support, or for more information on Work Shadowing, please get in touch…

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The need for our young people to have a quality world of work experience has never been greater. The ‘Meet Your Future’ campaign allows young people to experience leadership roles that they previously would not have had access to.

Mo Isap — CEO of IN4.0 Group, GM LEP Board Member and Board Director of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC)

A career made with informed choice has a better chance of remaining a career for life. Meet my future not only opens doors for our young people but validates their ability to know what suits them best. The opportunity enables young people to make informed choices and access a future career they feel motivated to explore. In turn, through their lens, our industry partners will learn how to engage with the next generation, making the partnership a mutually beneficial one. Everyone is a winner.