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New Opportunities to Join the GMFEIP Team

Written on 3rd June 2024

The Greater Manchester Further Innovation Programme aims to increase the role of Further Education Colleges in the expansion of innovation support to improve productivity across Greater Manchester.

There are exciting new roles across Greater Manchester to deliver this initiative including:


Apprentice Innovation Ambassador Coordinators 

Apprentice Innovation Ambassadors (AIAs) are existing apprentices from a range of courses, who complete Innovation Literacy training that’s additional to their main programme, so that they have the confidence and capability to identify and support productivity improvements in their workplace. 

The GMFEIP programme will fund an Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Coordinator (AIAC) in every Greater Manchester borough, their role will be to support training delivery and promote the programme to apprentices and their employers and celebrate successes. 


Apprenticeship Innovation Ambassador Coordinator – Available Vacancies 

  • Join the GM Innovation Team at Bury College as an AIA Coordinator Apply 


Innovators in Residence – salary FTE £65,000 

Our Innovators in Residence lead the charge in identifying industry trends and future skill requirements of Greater Manchester’s four frontier sectors: 

  • Sustainable Advanced Materials and Manufacturing 
  • Digital and Creative Economy 
  • Health Tech and Life Sciences 
  • Clean Growth and Net Zero 

They are hosted by Oldham College, as the lead FE partner in the programme, but work across Greater Manchester. 

Our first two Innovators in Residence have been appointed to the sectors of Manufacturing and Digital. 

If you would like to express interest in becoming the Innovator in Residence for Health Tech or Clean Growth, please send your CV with a cover note explaining your interest in that sector to 

Find more information about IiRs here