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The Growth Company

The Growth Company Education & Skills is one of the largest providers of work-based learning for young people and adults. We have been providing high-quality education and skills to individuals and businesses for over 30 years, and as an Ofsted Grade 2: Good provider you can be assured the quality of our training and excellent support can help you achieve your future goals. We’ve supported thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers, and adults who want to raise their skill level throughout their working life and achieve their full potential.

About Us

We are a not-for-profit company – this means we focus on getting better at what we do and invest all of our energy and resources into improving the quality of our training and your learning experience.

We offer a huge range of apprenticeships, traineeships and courses for people throughout their working lives. As well as practically based training, we also offer a wide range of classroom-based courses designed to cater for all levels and all ages. Our apprenticeships are designed with progression in mind so you can move on to advanced apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships and, in some occupations, on to higher education.

Where are we?

We offer national delivery, flexible on-site delivery and also have training centres in Greater Manchester (Manchester Trafford Park, Longsight, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Wigan) and St Helens.

What can we offer?

No matter what your career path is, whether you’re a school leaver or looking for a career change; with hundreds of apprenticeship vacancies, pre- apprenticeships, traineeships and courses – you’ll be sure to find something that’s right for you.

As a not-for-profit, we are passionate about getting better at what we do and invest all our energy and resources into improving the quality of our training and your learning experience.

Watch the videos to find out more, and keep scrolling to find more about what courses we offer…


Greater Manchester including Manchester, Trafford Park, Longsight, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Wigan, Tameside and St Helens

Greater Manchester Skillcentre

The Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, is a purpose built, state-of-the-art training facility, specifically built for training the next generation of apprentices and trainees. You will be supported by expert tutors, gain real life experience in a working environment and there is a free mini bus from many locations in Greater Manchester!

The Green Skills Academy

The Growth Company, Education & Skills is delighted to launch the Green Skills Academy in Trafford Park, as part of a pan-northern effort to lead the UK’s transition to Net Zero.

The first of its kind in the North, The Green Skills Academy will play a critical role in Greater Manchester’s ambitions to reach Net Zero carbon as early as 2038 and UK-wide by 2050.

The Academy will house the latest green technology equipment in order for businesses and individuals to gain the knowledge and skills which will place Greater Manchester at the forefront of emerging technologies.

We have a range of exciting courses specialising in emerging green technologies. From Solar Photovoltaic to Wind Turbine technology, support a greener way to develop careers.

Study Programme

Our Pre-Apprenticeships, also known as Study Programmes are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours which you will need to progress on to an apprenticeship, employment or further study. You can learn your way into a job that suits your passion with our help and support. Our speciality courses can help! You will get the skills and qualifications to get into a career path you’ll love. Our courses can help open the door to great opportunities such as an apprenticeship, further study or employment.


Our Traineeships are designed to prepare you for progression on to an apprenticeship or employment. You will develop the valuable skills that employers are looking for with our skills development programme that includes a work placement. You may also be eligible for a bursary whilst you are on your Traineeship.


Are you looking to get a head start in your future career and earn money at the same time? If the answer is yes, then see how an apprenticeship can get you ahead of the competition. Apprenticeships are an exciting option – you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice. Apprenticeships are available at multiple levels. From school leavers, people upskilling in their careers and complete career changes. There are hundreds to choose from – from engineering and manufacturing, to IT and digital and some include a qualification, like a degree.

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