The largest and fastest growing employment area in the Northwest, Manchester is the best city outside London for ease of recruiting qualified staff.* Voted as Britain’s best city for Business 2006 by OMIS, availability of quality staff was found to be the most important factor.
With a working population of 1.7 million in the Greater Manchester area and a further 5.2million within an hour’s drive, finding skilled staff couldn’t be easier.
Manchester’s booming economy generates 25% of the Northwest’s wealth and employment prospects are excellent with the city region boasting a strong, well developed services sector.
There is a wealth of industry specialised recruitment agencies based both in core and outer areas of the city, employers can outsource their recruitment needs if necessary and gain from valuable support from local job centres, connexions agencies and many further education colleges based in the conurbation.
Skills Solutions, based in Manchester, is a dynamic training organisation specialising in the recruitment and training of young people though the Apprenticeship Programme, across a broad range of industries. Committed to providing an excellent experience for learners and providing competent and employer specific skills ready for use in the workplace.
Companies with operations in Manchester can also benefit from part-funding through the city region’s unique Professional Apprenticeship Scheme, ensuring that you will be able to retain the staff that you recruit and train.
Professional Development Bodies
There are a large number of training organisations based in the city region, offering professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, CII and CIM.
Employers are increasingly demanding higher level vocational skills. To counter any future skills shortages, further education colleges and other establishments have developed many Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) throughout the city region.
For more information on how MIDAS can help your business with recruitment and training, please contact us.