Greater Manchester Combined Authority launch Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund

Greater Manchester Combined Authority have announced details of a £3m Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund. The aim of the ‘Fast Track’ Fund is to help employers in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas develop a diverse pipeline of talent for jobs that require specialist digital skills. The fund will be open for applications from 25th June 2019. Consortia of employers and training providers (including colleges and universities) can bid for between £50,000 and £180,000 to run innovative digital training schemes linked to skills shortage vacancies.

More information available on the Combined Authority website here –

The fund provides a really exciting opportunity for employers that need digital talent to work with training providers to develop new and innovative models of addressing digital skills shortages across Greater Manchester. Taking forward the commitment in the GM Digital Strategy to find new ways of developing the talent pipeline into specialist digital roles.

There is a launch event taking place on Tuesday 25th June in Manchester which is now open for registration via Eventbrite –

The fund is relevant to; employers recruiting for digital roles, training providers/colleges/universities and digital industry networks; encouraging them to read the prospectus and attend the event. If anyone has got any questions either about the fund or the event we’ve got a dedicated email set up at

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