A number of other organisations operate across Greater Manchester and work with a cohort of young people who will be eligible and suitable for Traineeships.
Seetec, G4S and Avanta deliver Work Programme provision. A number of young people who complete the Work Programme will be eligible and suitable for a Traineeship.
Greater Manchester Talent Match is a Big Lottery-funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young people aged 18-24 who have not been in employment, education or training for 12 months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway to work. The have 50 Talent Coaches supporting young people across GM.
The talent match website also incorporates Greater Manchester Opportunities Hub where support, guidance, advice and provision can be uploaded. There is potential for the Opportunities Hub to promote Traineeship provision. The website can be accessed via the following link: gmtalentmatch.org.uk/opportunities.
Nu Traxx supports approximately 2,500 18–24 year olds that have been claiming job seekers allowance for six months and is delivered by Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG). Not all of their cohort will be eligible for Traineeships as they also work with graduates. However, a number of young people will be eligible and suitable and are looking to expand their network of Traineeship providers.
The National Careers Service provide information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. Given that they are a national organisation, they are likely to offer support to a large number of potential trainees.
These are just a few examples of local referral agencies who providers can work with to recruit young people onto their Traineeship. Contacts of a number of referral agencies including those described above can be found here. The list is not exhaustive and providers are encouraged to explore all opportunities to develop relationships with referral agencies.
Greater Manchester Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Services operate in every Greater Manchester borough. They work both in schools and with NEET young people. Therefore, they have access to a large cohort of potential trainees. A list of main contacts for each of the ten GM IAG services can be found here.