Who we are

Yes is an award winning Charity established over 10 years ago to help Manchester residents to access employment, volunteering and learning opportunities, improve their digital skills, and achieve their ambitions.   We are a provider of supportive, whole-person information, advice and guidance for unemployed and
under-employed individuals across Manchester.

Our vision

We exist to build confidence, drive ambition and inspire people to be the best that they can be

We succeed only when our customers succeed – by getting a new or better job, or by getting into volunteering or training.

What do we do?

In our two offices, each based in an LSOA in the first decile of the 2019 IMD rankings, we offer free access to more than 50 internet enabled workstations where our customers can apply for work, develop their skills and receive coaching and mentoring in the use of digital equipment from our volunteer ‘Digital Champions’.  People in north Manchester view yes as ‘their’ service – they trust us and we have a proven ability to work with individuals that have struggled to work with the Job Centre or other more formal settings.

We use a bespoke assessment tool to help us and the customer to understand why getting back into work is difficult, and we work with them to develop an action plan to address the issues identified. 

We help our customers to build CVs, search for jobs and complete applications, as well as referring them to long-standing partners to get help with debt, health, relationship issues.  We also refer customers to training providers so clients can access skills training.  In all cases, we track progress through regular progress discussions.

We work with local employers, filling their vacancies and to provide work placement opportunities – providing valuable opportunities to gain experience, confidence – and perhaps even a reference!

Once in work, we continue contact and support for as long as needed.

Our values

Everything we do is informed by our core values, which are that we are always positive, community focused and person-centred. 

The people helping north Manchester say ‘Yes’ to a better future…

The Board

The Team

Working with us

As well as working with north Manchester residents, we also work alongside employers to help them recruit local people into a range of employment opportunities. We have a tailored approach to working with employers to suit their needs, adding value to any recruitment process at no cost. We have great candidates and in some circumstances can collate CVs and pre-interview applicants to produce short-lists.

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“We get great candidates from our friends at yes; they are flexible and professional with a good eye for the sort of people we are after.”
Dianne Neswell, Vestacare

Annual reports

Click the links to view our latest annual reports and accounts.

Looking to work for Yes?

If you’re looking to join the Yes team, click below to view job vacancies.

Work for yes

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We are able to provide a wide range of services thanks to the help of our partners

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