Youth Employment

Supporting Young People

Helping young people to fulfil their potential

A shortage of skills, little work experience and limited understanding of available career options can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Due to the impact of coronavirus, it’s normal to feel even more disconnected with your future employment prospects and unsure of where to start.

We provide 16-25 year olds with free resources, advice and practical tools to support young people through education, transition into employment and beyond. We aim to connect you with youth friendly employers and give you a voice on the employment issues that affect and matter to you.

Latest Updates on Support for Young People

Get Funding to Train & Learn

Want funding to train, learn or to help you get a job? Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job alongside studies. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industries, from large national companies to smaller local companies. Apprentices are generally employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and earn a real wage.

Training is delivered by a university, college or training provider either on the employer’s premises or at the university, college or a training centre. It can take between one to seven years to complete an apprenticeship, depending on the level, the apprentice’s ability and the sector. All apprentices are employees in real jobs and therefore need to be work ready before starting. For more information about apprenticeships, visit the GOV.UK becoming an apprentice page or visit one of the providers below.

Apprenticeship Providers in Stockport

360 Apprenticeships

Offering support, guidance and excellent opportunities for candidates.

Damar Training

A leading specialist provider of apprentice recruitment and training based in Stockport

SETA Training

Provides specialist training, apprenticeships and consultancy services with multi-national companies.

GP Strategies

Specialises in a wide range of traineeships, apprenticeships and training courses.

Unlock Skills for Work

Ready to kick-start a new career, but not sure where to start? Or are you in a job but want to try something new? We can help give you the skills and confidence to find job opportunities and get into work. Offering top tips on how to get ‘work ready’ and build employability skills, we make sure you have everything you need to identify your goals and achieve your potential.

Pre-Employment Training Providers in Stockport

Pure Innovations

At Pure we believe that with the right support you can find the right career and stay in employment.

Stockport Homes

Whether you need support looking for a job or gaining work experience, we can help you.

Job Gym

Sector focused training to support you get a great new job with a good employer.


Seetec supports individuals from all walks of life to enter and progress in the world of work.

Catch 22

Delivers employability programmes that equip individuals with a path to sustainable employment.


Are you aged over 25, living in Greater Manchester and not in employment or training? If so, we can help.

Gain Experience and Find Work

If you’re aged 16 to 30 and are looking for ‘on the job’ experience and training, there are a range of youth employment support services available to help you access everything from volunteering to work placements.

You can access training courses lasting from a few days to a couple of weeks, allowing you to gain hands-on experience, boost your confidence and meet new people. You may even qualify for support with travel costs, lunch and childcare. Contact the providers below to find out more.

Access Youth Employment Support Services

Prince's Trust

If you're 16 to 30 and want to gain experience, skills, training and the confidence to help you into work, the Princes' Trust can help

National Careers Service

Offering a range of our career tools to help you with your choices on careers, training and work. Whatever your situation, there's something to help.


Guiding students to make careers choices by matching skills and personality to 400+ job profiles

Growth Company

Helping individuals to gain meaningful employment and make aspirations a reality.

Stockport Family

Provides independent, impartial careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people.

Job Centre Plus

If you’re 18 to 24 years old and out of work, help and support is available from your local office.

Arrange a Call

Whether you’re currently working or looking for a new position, our team of advisors can help provide you with the latest advice and information. We can talk to you about how to search for work online or where to find advice when you’re considering a new career path, as well as providing guidance on key employment issues such as furlough, redundancy and benefits. We’re here to help, either by telephone or video call, to help you find work and get the most out of your employment.