Reducing Economic Inequalities

Facing barriers in your way? Get to where you want to be.

Need help in reducing economic inequalities?

Your background and current situation should never be a barrier to getting a fair chance in life. See how to get access to opportunities in Greater Manchester so you can live your life in a way that works for you.

Support for young BAME people in Greater Manchester

Are you young and BAME and living in Greater Manchester? Here are some resources and support networks you might not know about yet.

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Support for young disabled people in Greater Manchester

See what kinds of support you can get in Greater Manchester if you are a young person with a physical or learning disability.

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See how you can reskill or retrain in Greater Manchester

If you are a young person who is made redundant or unable to find work, there is more than one way to get a rewarding career. See how you can reskill or retrain for success.

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Get help and support in Greater Manchester

The employers and organisations of Greater Manchester are making a commitment to help you live your life to the full. Click here to see what they are offering. Support and help you might not have known about before is just a click away.

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Quick Questions

We've been listening to young people in Manchester. We know you want more help to find a suitable job, apprenticeship or work placement if you are unemployed or being made redundant

Some good news: GM Housing Partners (via One Manchester) are offering at least 100 opportunities to young people in GM as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working in some of Manchester's most exciting companies.

What does this opportunity mean to you?

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.

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Greater Manchester's commitment to you

Check our page of organisations that have made a solid commitment to help young people who may be experiencing economic inequalities. There are some great opportunities out there.

Local opportunities

Looking for paid work?

Want to see what's out there? With an apprenticeship you could get a salary and qualification at the same time.

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What is on offer?

A variety of short marketing courses in the form of lunchtime online masterclasses (1 hour per week for 5 weeks), including digital marketing.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is unemployed and over the age of 18 in Greater Manchester. The courses a re perfect for anyone interested in a career in marketing or who want to add to their marketing skills and experience.

What areas of marketing can I learn about?

A variety of marketing courses e.g.

  • Practical digital campaign planning
  • Compelling copywriting for marketers (Beginners & Advanced)
  • Data analysis for marketers
  • Mastering Mailchimp
  • Introduction to content marketing
  • Social Media marketing
  • Search engine marketing masterclass

How do I apply?

You can apply on Oxford Professional Education Group website. Click the course you want and fill out the short form.


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Callum, PR executive, MC2

After attending Pendleton College in Salford, the opportunity to earn a wage and continue learning at the same time attracted Callum to an apprenticeship.

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