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



Cheadle Campus Taster Event



Launch Event with The Goodness Collective, a community interest company



Professional Roles in Business

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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Cheadle & Marple College and The Sharp Project

Gander arranged for Cheadle and Marple Campus ITC students to visit the Sharp Project in North Manchester. The twofold purpose of the visit was to attend a seminar on ‘How to Build a Website’ from Mark and Justin Blackwood from Stockport, whose company Digital Next is...

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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: Stephen@gandercareers.org