Due to the Corona Virus, our physical activity is currently on hold, however, now more than ever, it is of great importance that we get as many businesses involved in providing relevant and meaningful career opportunities for young people when we’re ready to return!  Many of these young people will have missed out on practical and learning time linked to employability due to their studies being cut short this academic year.  Having a whole host of options to come back to and explore from September will mean we can ensure we plug that gap in order to ensure our students don’t miss out. 


We are asked to support a range of requests from local colleges in Stockport. These range from workplace visits, career sampling, longer term work placements, mentoring and taking part in events and giving talks.  Even a couple of hours a year could make a real difference.  Please get in touch using our contact form, direct email or telephone number so that we can sign you up to our database where you will receive occasional email updates and any relevant requests.  We would love to start September with an influx of new businesses to support our efforts in providing excellent opportunities to our next generation of workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. 


Thank you, Simone

About Gander

GanderCareers was created in 2014 to create and further links between Stockport Businesses and Further Education Colleges. Gander was formed and sponsored by Stockport Council Growth Team, Stockport…

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



Further Education Colleges

Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic denomination, co-educational sixth form facility in Stockport, Greater Manchester. As of the most recent inspection, there were 1,909 full-time students on the school roll, and 625 part-time students.  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.

Further Education Colleges

Cheadle and 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.

Further Education Colleges

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.


Events & Activities


November 2019

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week


February 2020

National Apprenticeships Week


March 2020

National Careers Week

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

Location: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, SK5 7DL

Email: info@gandercareers.org