Success Stories

Success Stories

Read about some of our success stories here...

Laing O’Rourke Work Experience Week

On 27 January 2020, nine Manchester Adult Education learners from English and Maths courses went to Laing O’Rourke’s The Factory site for a week of work experience. Our learners spent the week having site tours, hearing about different roles and disciplines, learning about Health and Safety, exploring Digital Engineering, and discovering how to create a great CV. They also researched and created presentations, which they presented to senior Laing O’Rourke managers on the final day. What a fantastic impression they made! Feedback from Laing O’Rourke was very positive, and they praised the learners’ levels of engagement, willingness to learn, and the high level of education and skills they brought to the work-experience week. They also expressed their enjoyment working with adult learners.

Morgan Sindall Group and The Hive Projects ‘Employer Workshops’

Fabulous and well attended sessions on CV writing and interview techniques to demonstrate key skills. Part of Morgan Sindall’s Social Value Plan on North Manchester General Hospital Enabling works project. Together we making are making real difference! Advice for the world of work to MAES learners. Screenshot of learners on an online workshop

Make It Happen Focus Week Mock Interviews

Make It Happen learners at Greenheys Adult Learning Centre and Forum Learning practising Interview Techniques. They are using the STAR method to answer competency-based questions, demonstrate positive body language, have a positive mindset, share relevant life experiences, and ask their own questions.

Employer support: Lendlease, Morgan Sindall, G4S, Homestart and Virgin Media kindly gave their time to support these event with our learners.

Virgin Media giving a mock interview to a learner on our Focus Week course.


Mock interviews at Forum Learning
Lendlease and MorganSindall giving learners mock interviews on our Focus Week course.







Mock interviews at Greenheys Adult Learning


Make It Happen Focus Week Job Fair

Make It Happen learners at Forum Learning created stand-out CVs, identified their strengths and worked on presenting their best self to employers.

Manchester Adult Education learners networking at a jobs fair.
Making introductions  to employers at Wythenshawe Forum Job Fair