More information about what we do and how we do it can be found here.
We’re a not-for-profit social enterprise, created solely to support young people.
Through Network Young, students can connect with a diverse range of student-friendly businesses and professional people. Our unique Directory of Contacts includes some of the region’s top business leaders as well as people at earlier stages in their careers. Every contact is someone we know personally and who is happy to speak to Network Young students. Sectors represented range from law to cloud computing, banking to community action. And if we don’t already know the right person, we’ll know someone who can introduce us to them.
Network Young participants can get accurate, first-hand career information from those who know the role best: people already working in the field. This means they can make sound decisions about their next steps. Our exclusive Directory of Contacts gives access to a wide collection of people from Greater Manchester and beyond who are willing to talk openly and honestly about their careers. On top of this, students on our programmes meet a variety of leading professionals during our career skills workshops.
We show students how to create opportunities and get noticed, using personal branding, networking and social media skills. With a high proportion of today’s jobs never publicly advertised, these personal marketing skills are a vital ingredient in opening doors. We also cover the equally essential topics of CV writing and interview techniques.
When students find a direction they want to follow, something clicks. Even simply getting a personal insight into the world of work is often enough to convince a student that education matters, and give them the incentive to achieve more.