Manchester City Council

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Our commitment to employee development

Manchester City Council is a people based organisation. People are our greatest asset and for that reason we aim to place people at the heart of everything we do.

We commit to invest in the skills local people need to help them benefit from Manchester's prosperity and growth.

We commit to developing the Council's workforce and to support our employees to gain the skills and qualifications they need to transform Council services for the better and progress within the organisation.

We will support every employee to reach level 2 as a minimum.

We will support staff at grades 1-3 as a priority, along with those with few formally recognised qualifications.

What are the benefits for you in increasing your skills?

  • Improved career opportunities
  • Increased confidence and job satisfaction
  • Opportunities for further learning
  • Improved understanding of how skills can prepare you for the changing demands of the workplace.

What's on offer of you join Manchester City Council?

Working in partnership with local colleges and adult learning providers we will help all new or existing staff to achieve valuable qualifications that are relevant to their jobs while developing life skills.

We want to help all staff reach their full potential and are prioritising staff without qualifications to help them progress. When you are made a job offer and appointed into a role within the Council, an appropriate learning route will be identified for you that can include any of the following:

  • Skills for Life training, including numeracy, literacy and ICT for staff
  • Apprenticeship qualifications for those following a particular career path
  • A work-related qualification in a related vocational discipline (QCF Certificates and Diplomas)

What other support is available?

Once you are employed by the City Council there are other staff members
who can help you.

  • Your manager who will support you to identify a learning route and develop yourself.
  • The HR/OD team (those who support you in your job with training) can help answer any questions you have.
  • A team of Union Learning Representatives (ULR) - existing members of staff who are members of a union - who promote learning and development opportunities and support and encourage staff who are keen to broaden their skills.

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