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National Careers Service

Looking for a career change?

If you’re thinking of changing careers or you want some advice on how you can take your next steps, the National Careers Service is here for you. You can access support from a helpful adviser who can help you make decisions on work, learning and training.

If you need further personal advice with regard to being on furlough:

Visit the National Careers Service website

Training opportunities

Employ GM provides you with a range of training opportunities and online courses aimed at improving your employability. The courses are offered by the National Careers Service, Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network and Growth Company Education and Skills.

Skills to get back into work

You can access a wide range of fully funded employability courses through Skills Support for Employment to give you the skills and knowledge you need to find your next role at no cost to you. As part of the programme, you’ll also have access to an extensive network of employers, so that we can match you with your ideal job opportunity based on your personality, skills and aspirations.

Self-employed and impacted by Covid-19?

Do you run your own business? EnterprisingYou provides free support to self-employed individuals in Greater Manchester. Sign up for the programme if you want to discover your growth potential and take your business to the next level. Eligibility criteria applies.

Digital skills

If you feel that you need to give your digital skills a boost, we can help you access two online platforms – iDEA and LearnMyWay – to help you do more digitally both in a personal and professional capacity.

LearnMyWay– visit!/register and enter centre number 8000579

iDEA – visit To gain 2 points towards your Bronze Award and claim your GC Badge, click on ‘Have a badge code?’, enter GCiDEA11 and click redeem