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Achieve – Criminal Justice Services

Our Achieve team supports offenders' transition back into society through gainful employment, education or training - helping to reduce reoffending.

Achieve, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Connect, delivers the CFO3 programme on behalf of HMPPS.

CFO3 is a social inclusion programme that targets offenders who face multiple barriers to employment. These can include issues like accommodation, substance misuse and issues with mental/physical health, etc.

By targeting such individuals, we aim to ensure that people who aren’t currently accessing mainstream provision are supported into jobs.  Our case managers offer intensive support to all programme participants.  By doing this, we aim to provide a smoother journey towards employment and ease reintegration into the local community.

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The programme began in July 2015 and runs until August 2023.

Our award-winning team has a proven track record of delivering His Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) European Social Fund (ESF) programmes since 2010. Our case managers, partners and sub-contractors, provide specialist services in offender focused education, training, employment (ETE) and social inclusion.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
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Connect My Career

A people-centred outplacement (redundancy support) service for businesses, plus individual career management.

Connect My Career is a service that helps businesses and individuals alike.  We can support businesses with staff facing redundancy, downsizing or internal restructure situations – helping your employees to move on in the right way. We can also help individuals to move forward in their careers through personal career development.

Our expert career coaches help staff transition into a new job roles, update job search skills and prepare for the challenges of today’s competitive jobs market.

Our dedicated website explains how our service can help you, your staff and your business.

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All learning is supported by our digital platform, ConnectMyCareer, which offers a full suite of online resources, from CV writing and interview tips to an A.I. interview simulator, letting staff practise new techniques and start the next stage of their career with renewed confidence, positivity and support.

We offer a range of support packages to suit all budgets – from online access to ‘connect my career’ to one-to-one advice with a dedicated career coach.  We also offer executive support for senior staff and employees with specialised skills.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
Career Connect phone icon. 0151 600 7700
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Education Business Services

Face-to-face and digital careers services for schools and colleges.

With more than 20 years of experience, our team of expert careers professionals give the right advice at the right time.

Our comprehensive careers programmes help schools and colleges to meet statutory requirements and Gatsby Benchmarks and evaluate their impact. We give students the knowledge and competitive edge needed to achieve the best possible career outcomes. By working closely with our customers, we create distinctive and inspiring CEIAG packages tailored to their specific needs.

Get Connected, our new digital tool is designed to inform and inspire students as they explore their career options throughout years 7 to 13 – while providing vital insights to schools.

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Our services include:

  • One-to-one careers information advice and guidance interviews (including goal-focused action planning)
  • Full cohort reviews, using a range of indicators to target support
  • Evidence-based interventions to enthuse and engage students
  • Consultancy on how schools and colleges can embed the latest labour market information into curriculum subject areas
  • Direct links to local employers
  • Targeted group sessions, depending on student need, including specialist support to develop resilience and personal agency
  • Work experience placements and internships
  • Support with applications to Post 16 education, employment and training opportunities
  • Specialist advice and information regarding applications to Higher Education
  • Employability Needs Assessment using a range of high quality, tried and tested psychometric measures.

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Career Connect has access to the latest information and resources, providing careers advice, coaching and mentoring support that makes a real difference to the lives of students and their families, as they navigate career and learning opportunities.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
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Greater Manchester Education, Training and Employment (GM ETE)

Supporting people on probation to access work and learning opportunities.

Delivered by our Achieve team.

Achieve delivers GM ETE on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), as part of the Greater Manchester’s Integrated Rehabilitative Services (GMIRS).

We operate from probation offices across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester: Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Wigan, Stockport, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside.

Our Key Worker supports the individual to create an action plan designed to help them achieve their learning and employment goals. We provide preparation for interviews, CV support, 1-2-1 and group sessions, job search, support with applications for work or education and access to training and job opportunities. We also deliver job clubs. The individual’s Key Worker will support that person throughout the process.

We have strong community links and work in partnership with a range of training and employment providers to help people on probation overcome barriers and build skills and experience, enhancing their life chances after custody.

We work closely with the other GMIRS providers. We collaborate with them to achieve positive outcomes, innovate and co-deliver to ensure that people on probation receive a seamless path to specialist support, helping to reduce re-offending and creating a successful pathway beyond their time on Probation.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
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Professional Training Services

Equipping Careers and IAG professionals through high quality, nationally accredited qualifications.

Career Connect is an Assessment Centre for Entry to Level 2 Vocational Qualifications, accredited through Open Awards. This suite of short courses includes employability programmes and individual personal development modules that can be tailored to individual requirements.

We offer flexible, comprehensive training, delivered to suit the needs of individual learners.  Our professional and experienced trainers and assessors work with candidates across many sectors including local authorities, schools, colleges, housing associations and universities.

Our qualifications run from Level 2 to Level 6, including the CEC funded Career Leaders Programme. We are accredited to deliver courses through awarding bodies including OCR, City & Guilds, ILM and Open Awards.

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We have made our courses more accessible by offering face-to-face or distance learning via digital platforms. This allows us to support candidates delivering careers advice & guidance in the UK and around the world. We also have experience of delivering training to speakers of other languages.

Our most popular courses include:

  • Career Leaders (commissioned by the CEC)
  • Advice & Guidance Levels 3 and 4
  • Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice
  • Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
  • Open Awards short courses

We are proud of our 98% candidate success rates.

Career Leader Training

Career Connect is a provider of the Career & Enterprise Company’s (CEC) Career Leaders Level 6 accredited course in north west England.  The programme is tailored to meet the needs of schools and colleges, providing a foundation for long-term improvement through blended learning modules (including two training sessions each term), digital resources and personalised support.

Over an academic year, the careers leader will design, implement and evaluate a whole school/college improvement strategy that ensures progress towards achieving and sustaining all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The programme can be delivered either face-to-face or digitally. Delegates will complete three accredited units from the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development and have the opportunity to network, develop lasting partnerships and develop practical strategies for improving their school or college’s careers programme.

Download our brochure to find out how to apply for the Career Leaders programme.

Contact us to discuss how we can support your business or for a quote.

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To find out how we can help call or email :
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Supporting Young People

We empower young people aged 16-25 to access education, work and learning.

We are commissioned by Local Authorities and work with partners across the Northwest to support young people between 16-25 to access education, work and learning opportunities

Our dedicated community teams work alongside local partners, supporting young people with their career planning. We help young people identify how to move forward with career choices and overcome barriers they encounter. By tracking, we can identify participants who are not in education, employment or training and help them re-engage with planning their future.


Navigating the change from school to employment can be difficult for those young people who need extra encouragement and motivation to get their career on track.  We offer a range of methods to help young people turn their career ambitions into reality.  Among these are:

  • Impartial careers advice & guidance based on local labour market intelligence.
  • Support writing CVs and complete application forms
  • Help preparing for interviews

We take time to understand each young person’s career aims, their strengths and areas they need to develop.  Consequently, this helps us to raise young people’s aspirations, including those who are hard to reach and from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds. We show them how our programmes can help them achieve their career goals and guide them through the steps they need to take.

Our teams work in the heart of the community they support, so we’re right where young people need us.  This means they can access the right support to find the right way forward for them.

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Connect now:

To find out how we can help call or email :
Career Connect phone icon. 0151 600 7700
Career Connect mail icon. [email protected]


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