Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has appointed Sean Anstee as Greater Manchester’s Lead for Skills, Employment, and Apprenticeships at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium.
The Leader of Trafford Council will oversee plans to secure higher quality apprenticeships with better pay and career progression opportunities alongside a more accessible university style application system. Cllr Anstee will also be responsible for enhancing employment opportunities for local people by increasing their skills, and supporting the creation of good quality jobs for people in Greater Manchester.
Mayor Andy Burnham said:
Andy Burnham announced Sean Anstee as Greater Manchester’s Lead for Skills, Employment, and Apprenticeships at an event with Manchester United apprentices at Old Trafford stadium yesterday afternoon.
- Sean Anstee has been the Greater Manchester Combined Authority portfolio lead for Employment and Skills since 2014. During his time as portfolio lead post-19 skills have been devolved to Greater Manchester. He's also overseen the co-commissioning of a back to work programme, Working Well, with the department for Work and Pensions. Working Well has proved more successful than other national back-to-work schemes, and has been expanded to help even more people in Greater Manchester.