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The Manchester Digital team have an unparalleled amount of knowledge about the Manchester tech sector which they use to benefit members and the wider industry.

Here are some of the ways in which we can help you.


Talent


A strong pipeline of highly skilled digital talent is a critical component of Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a leading digital city. We play a key role in this through the provision of our Digital Futures programme. This range of innovative, industry-led support and initiatives for schools and colleges ensures students benefit from a curriculum that is effective, highly relevant and full of specialist sector-specific career insights. We are also involved in delivering the government’s Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) strategy in schools.

We also ensure the current workforce remains upskilled via our CPD programme, if you are interested in arranging training for yourself or an in-house team, please get in touch with [email protected].

Our Employers Forum meets three times a year to inform our talent and skills strategy. This helps to shape our agenda so we focus on the policy matters that are key to the industry.

Manchester Digital also provides an industy design and delivered software developer apprenticeship programme

Our annual Digital Skills Festival is a key component of our work to support the region's talent pipeline. Save the date now!

Events, conferences and hackathons

We are seasoned organisers of specialist digital and tech events and conferences. We run a rich programme of events for the industry and on behalf of members. Our experienced team can take care of everything from logistics and planning support to content and marketing. Click here to get an insight into the kinds of events we run and to get involved in the programme. 

Research

 


Manchester Digital is at the heart of the digital and tech industry in Greater Manchester. We conduct regular, extensive and in-depth research into its challenges and opportunities and publish the reports for our members. Read them here.

 

Manchester Digital guides

 

Whether you’re looking for coworking space in Manchester, navigating the world of funding and finance or considering relocating to Manchester, we can help. Read our handy guides or get in touch if you have a specific challenge.


 

Lobbying

 

As the independent trade association for digital businesses in Greater Manchester, we have a pivotal role in ensuring industry voices are heard. We lobby the public sector to help them understand the industry perspective on relevant policy matters. We lobby for devolution, which we believe could create opportunities for improved infrastructure, digital health, education and the adoption of smart solutions to civic issues. Manchester Digital is also at the forefront of telling the stories about our industry, and about its unique strengths and capabilities. Read more about our five areas of focus, and join as a member to help shape the agenda.

 

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