Welcome to SSG Manchester!

Hi there, my name is Amber and I’ve been working with young people for around 10 years now!

I started as an apprentice myself at the age of 18, university just wasn’t for me and I didn’t get the advice and guidance I needed to make important career decisions in college. Becoming an apprentice made me realise how valuable young people are to any workforce. As a result, I have committed my time to helping young people from across all different backgrounds reach their potential and identify their unique skills, strengths and ideal career pathways!

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, crafting and walking our dog Sasha.

About Skills Support for Growth (SSG)

Skills Support for Growth is an offer for young people in Manchester, who are currently not in education, employment, or training.


be the person who is confident communicating thoughts and ideas; who takes a share of the workload; who builds a network of supporters; who is a supporter to others and who champions an outstanding work ethic

widen your net of opportunities by developing industry-related and workplace skills through work placements and skills based workshops

increase your knowledge and understanding by completing qualifications

use your experiences to build resilience; emotional intelligence; and confidence to deal with everyday challenges.


Who is eligible for the programme?

Young people aged 15-24.

Young people who are not currently in any education, training or employment.

Young people who are Manchester residents

When & Where?

We are still operating mainly from home for maximum health and safety, however we are now offering face to face appointments for those young people that feel comfortable coming for an appointment or we can offer a telephone or virtual service.

How much time will this require?

As the programme is tailor made to each individual, you get to decide how often and how much work you put in.

The programme is very much designed to work around you with lots of flexibility.

Can I change my mind throughout the programme?

Absolutely! It’s natural as you progress in your self-development to want to embark on different pathways.

We’re here to support you every step of the way and ensure you reach your full potential in whatever area you choose.

I don't know what skills I have or how to develop them

Don't worry about that!

We use the Get Your Future Started key skills guide to make sure that you have or are able to develop the skills needed for a successful start in the workplace.

Find out more about the Get Your Future Started key skills here