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Extend a Helping Hand

If you are a well-connected Consultant, Provider or Organisation able to identify SMEs in the Greater Manchester region who would benefit from taking part in the Skills for Growth – SME Support programme, you may be interested to explore our incentivised procured associate opportunity, Extend a Helping Hand.

Identifying Eligible Businesses

Utilising your Greater Manchester networks, you will identify eligible businesses for the Skills for Growth Programme.

Once we have verified that the business is not already engaged on the programme you will complete the business registration process and work with them to complete a Skills Productivity Plan that will detail skills gaps within the business.

Next steps

Following this you will then work with between 3 to 10 of the business’s employees to complete individual skills development plans that align to the business’s overall skills strategy.

The final step will involve working with one of our dedicated Skills Coaches to move the business to the next stage of the programme which will include identification of providers who can deliver the training needs of the business and its employees as well as access to our specialist services for Health & Wellbeing, Apprenticeship development and more.

Finalising the procurement

On completion of the above and providing all documentation meets with our compliance process, you will be awarded a fee of £450 for each business that you have supported.

Express your interest

Click on the button to express your interest in becoming an associate.

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