In 2020, GMCA formed a new Skills Intelligence team to play a key role in informing and developing the Skills for Growth programme.

Supported by Skills for Growth – SME Support, the intelligence team has spent time engaging with employers in the programme’s priority industries to understand the skills gaps and hard to fill vacancies in both large and small employers.

This information is then matched against existing skills provision across the city-region, in order to identify gaps in the current skills landscape and work to resolve these through commissioning innovative training opportunities.

The insights provided by the Skills Intelligence team are compiled into reports, which are then used to inform the design of new training workshops and courses.

A constant feedback loop will be created to ensure the programme remains current and to inform next steps.

Financial, Business, and Professional Services

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Financial, Business, and Professional Services (PDF, 1.1Mb)

Green Economy

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Green Economy (PDF, 1.3Mb)

Education

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Education (PDF, 1.2Mb)

Hospitality

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Hospitality (PDF, 1.4Mb)

Life Sciences

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Life Sciences (PDF, 2.0Mb)

Construction

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Construction (PDF, 1.3Mb)

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Construction - Executive Summary (PowerPoint, 12.7Mb)

Health and Social Care

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Health and Social Care (PDF, 1.7Mb)

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Health and Social Care - Executive Summary (PowerPoint, 7.5Mb)

Manufacturing

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Manufacturing (PDF, 1.1Mb)

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Manufacturing - Executive Summary (PowerPoint, 2.8Mb)

Digital and Tech

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Digital - Executive Summary (PDF, 788Kb)

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Digital (PDF, 907Kb)

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Digital - Appendix A (Word, 992Kb)

FinTech

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - FinTech (PDF, 1.4Mb)

Low Carbon Buildings

Labour Market and Skills Intelligence Report - Low Carbon Buildings (PDF, 394Kb)

There will aspects of these documents which may not be fully accessible. If you would like support with any content please contact SkillsForGrowth@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

To understand these reports in more detail, please contact our Skills Intelligence Lead, Joe Crolla.

As part of our conversations with employers, we’ve also connected Greater Manchester businesses to existing provision such as apprenticeships support, the Adult Education Budget, the Good Employment Charter and Bridge GM, which ensures a more joined up skills and employment system.

Work and Skills Accessibility Statement

We are aware that there are documents in this section that are not fully accessible. We are investigating whether we can make them accessible and aim to complete this work by 30 September 2022.

If you need information on this website in a different format:

  • Email enquiries@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk
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  • Write Greater Manchester Combined Authority Broadhurst House 56 Oxford Street Manchester M1 6EU

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