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Recruitment & Employment

Working alongside partners in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors, we support the employment and recruitment needs of employers, local people, and Government.  

With delivery sites in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, and the Midlands we’ve helped over 65,000 unemployed people find a job so far. Whether they've been long-term unemployed, had disabilities or health conditions, problems with drugs or alcohol or have been in prison, have been made redundant or have never worked before, we’ve helped them get a job and then progress in work.  As well as delivering major government programmes such as Work Programme and Work Choice, we have recently won significant contracts in Greater Manchester – the Working Well Personalised Support Service and the Skills for Employment pilot

Every year over 1,600 employers use our services to develop their businesses and their workforce, from blue-chip nationals to small and medium-sized businesses to those in the public sector.

The services include free support with permanent recruitment including large scale recruitment and training programmes, and our social recruitment agency provides flexible recruitment solutions across Greater Manchester and beyond on the same basis as commercial agencies, but with a not-for-profit financial model.  

We also provide careers advice and guidance.

The businesses within the group that support this work are:

Aspire Recruitment

Aspire Recruitment is an award-winning, not-for-profit, ethical agency who will both help businesses find the right people and get individuals into the right jobs, the right way.

The Work Company

The Work Company supports the employment, recruitment and skills needs of employers, people and Government across the north of England.

National Careers Service

National Careers Service is a publicly-funded careers and skills advice service delivered online, over the phone and in person.

Career Point

Career Point is an open-access website, providing labour market and apprenticeship information to staff supporting young people in their career decision making