Greater Manchester

Supporting communities across Greater Manchester

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) 

IPES is a bespoke programme tailored to the needs of the participant. The aim is to support them into employment focusing on their strengths, skills and abilities. The programme is designed to support individuals with disability; as well as other complex barriers. We will provide support via consistent contact and intensive support throughout the participant’s journey. IPES offers a holistic approach, with robust in-work support planning too.

For more information about the programme, please contact us on 0151 556 9250 / 07901239515 or email

Recovery Works

Recovery Works is a charity which helps to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society. We offer personalised support to over 1000 people per year, helping them to recover from addiction, improve their physical and mental wellbeing as well as secure sustainable employment.

In Manchester, we have staff based within CGL treatment services working with people with multiple complex barriers such as addiction, mental health, homelessness. Our staff work in partnership with substance misuse services to help people retrain, study, volunteer or find work as a foundation of their recovery.

For more information or to find support, please contact us on 0161 228 1111, or email us at

Fully Funded Adult Courses

We have a variety of adult courses available to Manchester residents aged 19+ across a range of industry sectors to help address skills gaps.

We deliver courses in the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Care
  • Facilities
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Contact Centre

Aspire Recruitment

Our range of services are here to help support your job aspirations. We understand that everyone is different which is why our team develop tailored plans to meet your individual needs and overcome any barriers to employment you may have. 

Tourism and Hospitality Talent Hub

We are here to offer full employment support, career advice and guidance for all individuals who are already working in the hospitality, leisure or tourism sector and those looking to begin their journey within the industry.

Restart Scheme

We deliver the Restart Scheme across the North of England on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. It is a government Scheme providing up to 12 months of enhanced support to help you find a job in your local area. It's designed to break down any employment barriers that could be holding you back from finding work.

Pre-recruitment Training

We deliver sustainable employment that saves your business time and money by connecting you to pre-trained individuals who can help the business grow



Salford Employ Health and Social Care Pathway

Live in Salford and considering a career in health and social care? Salford Employ can help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in this rewarding sector.

Jobs For Hongkongers

Jobs For Hongkongers aims to help Hong Kong BN(O) nationals in the North West of England into sustained employment. Hongkongers in the region can search a wide range of job vacancies across different sectors – including full-time and part-time roles – on our purpose-built bilingual website. All listed positions have been submitted by employers that have pledged to promote an inclusive and supportive working environment.

Employ GM

Employ GM is a signposting website to help people find employment, careers, skills and qualification opportunities across Greater Manchester- for those looking to see what's available in their local area, and for those looking to relocate to the city. The site makes it easier for people to find current vacancies, ongoing courses and upcoming events across the city. 

Working Well: Individual Placement and Support in Primary Care

Working Well: Individual Placement and Support in Primary Care (WW IPSPC) aims to help adults with physical and/or mental health disabilities into – or back into – sustained employment. WW IPSPC follows the “place, train, and maintain” model. This means prioritising flexible one-to-one support for individual participants, from guidance on how to write a CV and apply for jobs to bespoke career advice and follow-up assistance once paid work has been secured or resumed.

Our Pass

The Growth Company works with Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester to deliver Our Pass, a membership scheme for young people who live in Greater Manchester. Our Pass gives Greater Manchester’s 16 to 18-year-olds, and care leavers aged 18-21 access to free bus travel and reduced tram travel – as well as exclusive offers and experiences – for a one-off £10 fee.