16 – 18 years

Take your careers research to the next level with the information on GMACS.

Explore the MBacc gateway resources

The Greater Manchester Baccalaureate could help you discover your pathway to a job in Greater Manchester. Explore the resources by clicking below.

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Discover the top industries in Greater Manchester

Find out which sectors in GM are growing quickly, research the top employers, and see which pathways you could take to start your career. There’s also some information about the top jobs in each sector.

Find out more about education and training

If you’re thinking about staying in education or you’d like to know more about the training courses you could take, research your options on GMACS.

Use Xello to explore your options

Xello is a tool that you can use to research your career and education options and build your own career profile. It’s available for free to every state high school and college in Greater Manchester, so you’ll need to get access through your college. Once you’ve got access, you can use it to explore your career options and think about what you’d like to do.

Get started with opportunities and support

Greater Manchester has lots of opportunities for you to experience working life or volunteer with a local organisation to get valuable skills. Plus, there’s loads of support you can access – from help with interview prep to free skills boosters. See some opportunities specifically for your age group below.

Gov.UK Job Help

Gov.UK Job Help

Support to help you get job ready and find work. The Gov.UK Job Help pages have info on a range of topics to help you get work ready. The website has info on writing a CV, interviewing, finding training and learning opportunities and much more. Explore the full...

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National Youth Voice Census 2024

National Youth Voice Census 2024

Share your voice. Help change the future. The largest Youth Voice survey is open and ready to hear your views and experiences of being a young person in the UK. This is your chance to share how you feel about where you live, work, study. What is really working for you...

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Our Pass: More than just a bus pass…

Our Pass: More than just a bus pass…

Our Pass provides the freedom to travel, learn and work, and make the most of what Greater Manchester has to offer. Our Pass members can also access loads of Exclusive free and discounted offers, events and experiences across the region. Our Pass is available to all...

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Our Pass, more than just a bus pass…

If you’re aged 16-18 in GM, you could get Our Pass, a membership scheme for young people that gives you free bus travel, discounted tram travel, and exclusive discounts and offers.

Discover exciting careers events in your community

There’s lots of events on offer near you, whether you want to meet prospective employers, learn more about further education or get mentoring and other support. See events tailored for your age group here or see what’s happening in your area.

Careers for the Environment Virtual Careers Event

Careers for the Environment Virtual Careers Event

Date: 05/06/2024
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Suitable for: Students interested in careers for the environment

Founders4Schools is hosting a virtual careers event where students will gain insight into careers which help nurture the environment.

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Hear from people like you on our blog

Our blog has posts and articles from young people sharing their experiences. We also have expert advice from people already working in industry.

Your Introduction to Careers in Project Management

Your Introduction to Careers in Project Management

In this article, which has been written by colleagues from MIGSO-PCUBED, a project management consultancy, you can learn more about the skills of becoming a project manager and where it can take you in your career as well as hear from current apprentices starting...

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Your Career Journey with Transport for Greater Manchester

Your Career Journey with Transport for Greater Manchester

Meet Your Future: National Careers Week 2023 Careers in the Public Sector Your Career Journey with Transport for Greater Manchester The Meet Your Future series is all about introducing you to potential careers in Greater Manchester that you might not have seen before....

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Career Pathways with Greater Manchester Police

Career Pathways with Greater Manchester Police

Meet Your Future: National Careers Week 2023 Careers in the Public Sector Career Pathways with Greater Manchester Police National Careers Week in 2023 was all about careers in the public sector. In these Meet Your Future sessions, we met people working in the public...

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Read about real people’s careers

You can learn a lot from reading about other people’s experiences in the workplace and the career options they chose to get there. Explore some examples below.