About Gander

GanderCareers was created in 2014 to create and further links between Stockport Businesses and Colleges. Gander was formed and sponsored by Stockport Council, Stockport Economic Alliance, Stockport Chamber of Commerce, and 3 Colleges, Aquinas, Cheadle & Marple, and Stockport.

Gander is the facilitator of Employer Experiences for Students at those colleges. Those experiences include work-related seminars, mentoring, career sampling, workplace visits, employment advice, careers fairs, and further education pathways.


What we do

  • Bringing education and business together

  • Launched at Stockport Business Expo in November 2015

  • Developing the skills of the future workforce for Stockport

Key Partners:

  • Stockport Economic Alliance

  • Stockport Council

  • 3 Stockport Further Education Colleges


Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic denomination, co-educational sixth form facility in Stockport, Greater Manchester. There were 1,909 full-time students on the school roll and 625 part-time students as of the most recent inspection.  The college is under the trusteeship of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury and is named for the 13th-century philosopher and theologian, Saint Thomas Aquinas.


Cheadle & Marple College

The Cheadle and Marple College Network is a training provider for the Stockport area specialising in 16-19 educational provision. It consists of two colleges, The Cheadle College and Marple Sixth Form College, which have a combined student population of nearly 2,000.


Stockport College

Stockport College is the largest educational establishment in the area with over 4,000 learners and 350 staff. We’re dedicated to delivering innovative, inspirational education to help school leavers, adults and apprentices achieve their career goals. From beginner to degree level, our courses take place in a vibrant, multicultural learning environment that boasts some of the best teaching and extra-curricular facilities in the country.

A day at College sharing my marketing experience

 Chelsea Maher (ACIM) Head of Marketing at Trust and Culture Shift This week I was lucky enough to be asked to go over to Aquinas College in Stockport and give presentations to 80 students as part of their Applied Business course. They were in their 2nd year of the...

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Music Magpie Young Entrepreneurs

Students were invited to demonstrate their prowess as new Entrepreneurs mentored by Steve Oliver, Managing Director of Music Magpie to raise funds for Seashell Trust, a charity based in Stockport. The students created a ‘Pop Up Shop’ selling refreshments to students...

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Companies & Organisations on managed database

Employer experiences for students

Stockport Further Education colleges

Years Established

Get In Touch

Phone: +44 7803 250 570

Email: info@gandercareers.org