We are a not-for-profit company - this means we focus on getting better at what we do and invest all of our energy and resources into improving the quality of our training and your learning experience.
We offer a huge range of apprenticeships, traineeships and courses for people throughout their working lives. As well as practically based training, we also offer a wide range of classroom-based courses designed to cater for all levels and all ages. Our apprenticeships are designed with progression in mind so you can move on to advanced apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships and, in some occupations, on to higher education.
GREATER MANCHESTER SKILLCENTRE
The Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art training facility, specifically built for training the next generation of apprentices and trainees. You will be supported by expert tutors, gain real life experience in a working environment and there is a free mini bus from many locations in Greater Manchester!
The Growth Company, Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of work-based learning for young people and adults.
We've been established for 30 years, making us experts in our field and have been ranked as one of the top 50 training providers in the country by RateMyApprenticeship. Our state of the art, purpose-built facilities ensure that you are equipped with everything you need to thrive in your chosen industry.
We’ve supported thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers, and adults who want to raise their skill level throughout their working life and achieve their full potential.
We offer national delivery, flexible on-site delivery and also have training centres in Greater Manchester (Manchester Trafford Park, Longsight, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Wigan) and St Helens.
No matter what your career path is, whether you’re a school leaver or looking for a career change; with hundreds of apprenticeship vacancies, pre- apprenticeships, traineeships and courses – you’ll be sure to find something that’s right for you.
As a not-for-profit, we are passionate about getting better at what we do and invest all our energy and resources into improving the quality of our training and your learning experience.
Over 90% employment and training progression
Over 90% of our apprentices progress into employment after their apprenticeship or go onto further study.
Our Traineeships are designed to prepare you for progression on to an apprenticeship or employment. You will develop the valuable skills that employers are looking for with our skills development programme that includes a work placement. You may also be eligible for a bursary whilst you are on your Traineeship.
Our Pre-Apprenticeships, also known as Study Programmes are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours which you will need to progress on to an apprenticeship, employment or further study. You can learn your way into a job that suits your passion with our help and support. Our speciality courses can help! You will get the skills and qualifications to get into a career path you’ll love. Our courses can help open the door to great opportunities such as an apprenticeship, further study or employment.
Are you looking to get a head start in your future career and earn money at the same time? If the answer is yes, then see how an apprenticeship can get you ahead of the competition. Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice. Apprenticeships are available at multiple levels. From school leavers, people upskilling in their careers and complete career changes. There are hundreds to choose from – from engineering and manufacturing, to IT and digital and some include a qualification, like a degree.
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