Employer Supporter’s Action Network (ESAN) Application Form

Closes 3 Apr 2026

Opened 29 Jan 2024


Supporting the Mayor’s technical education city region ambitions, Greater Manchester will lead the way in technical education transformation, making it easier to businesses to find the talent they need, and provide the advanced technical skills the UK and GM economies need.

Businesses across Greater Manchester are invited to support the seven career tech ed pathways which are led by industry leaders forming the Employer Integration Board . Through joining the Employer Supporter’s Action Network (ESAN), your organisation will help drive forwards GM’s technical education ambitions and ensure the uniqueness of each gateway sector identifies key challenges and works towards the objectives:

  • Advocate across sectors to raise the prestige of technical education.
  • Help create more industrial placements to help young people develop the skills needed by industry.
  • Co-design curriculum with technical education providers to help connect learning to the workplace.



  • Businesses


  • Skills