Make it Happen

Careers and Progression

Focus on your future

Once you enrol with us, you will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Careers team, either as an individual or as part of your class.

Our expert Careers Advisors work to Matrix Standards and are there to guide you on the career journey. 

Make it Happen offers you expert knowledge and personalised support to prepare you for the next stage in your career. We will:

  • Guide you to find the right career for you and gain insight into how employers recruit.  
  • Help you to discover your strengths and develop your personal skills. 
  • Empower you to make informed choices about your future.

About Make It Happen

Working with Partners

We work with a range of partners to provide meaningful encounters between learners and opportunities.   Encounters include talks on:

  • Higher Education
  • self employment
  • sector specific areas and
  • pre-career conversations.

Our Careers and Progression team also offers one to one career coaching and career conversations, as well as up to date information on the local labour market.   

Whatever your next steps and goals, you will be well informed to make the right choices for you.

 If you are a partner and would like to work with us, please get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements.

Make It Happen Opportunities

If you are learning with Manchester Adult Education and you are looking for work, we have lots of face to face and online learning opportunities to help you prepare for and secure paid employment. Our Careers team will direct you to suitable opportunities.

Your comments help to shape our service. Please have a read in the table below:

You saidWe did!
“The service needs more advertising to make people aware that it is available.”We prepared materials about our service for tutors to use in induction, which included a video about our advisors.
“Find a work placement for students who have low information or no work experience.”Our advisors have been attending classes online to introduce themselves and the service.
We are working closely with partners like, Savvy Guest, who can support you to find out more about areas of work you are interested in
We developed a Careers and Progression section on the Make it Happen site.
(You can request a careers interview there)
We are working closely with MAES Prep for Work team to ensure that you are aware of all Make it Happen opportunities.
We share information on opportunities with your tutors so that they can let you know what is happening.

Our Careers Conversations are flexible to suit your needs and can be online, face to face or by telephone. Face to face will be dependent on Covid restrictions at the time of your scheduled appointment with the Careers team.

Learners' voices: we welcome your feedback!