Skills are the quintessence of business growth...
Vocational education enables teams to turn visions into reality, to function at high levels of productivity and to confidently tackle any challenges that come our way. In the wake of the pandemic, SMEs in Greater Manchester need to look forward to the future and to begin the process of rebuilding stronger, smarter and better by plugging knowledge gaps, maximising growth opportunities and rethinking the way we do business to be sustainable for years to come.
At no cost to your business, with as little or as much support as you need for up to 26 weeks, we help you get the skills for growth.
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It only takes 30 minutes with a Skills Coach to get the ball rolling, so grab a brew and get started today.
How it works
Our SME support service can be summed up in 3 simple steps...
Meet your Skills Coach
Run a business, skills and talent diagnostic together
Explore GM Skills Map course directory
Get specialist support in apprenticeships and wellbeing
Tailored sector support unique to your industry
Access the benefits of you skills map portal
26 weeks of fully funded consultation
Explore other funding and grants
Get as much or as little help as you need
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Read our brochure to find out how we can help you.
What our clients are saying
Read first-hand accounts about our clients' experience with Skills for Growth - SME Support
Skills for Growth - SME Support helped us identify a digital skills gap and fill that by hiring a digital marketing apprentice. We're looking forward to working with them as we reopen.David McCabe, Graystone Action Sports
Skills for Growth – SME Support have helped us to create a more motivated, involved, and high performing workforce, which translates into greater organisational success.Neil Sheppard, Customs Connect
Thanks to Skills for Growth - SME Support, I am now undertaking a degree-level Solicitor Apprenticeship to better support my team as the owner and director of the business.Michelle Lee, The Ralstan Group
Start your Skills for Growth Journey Today
Apply for Skills for Growth - SME Support and start upskilling your team today