Manchester – March 2019.
Beetham Tower is the home for our Manchester Programme, and will house our Orbiteers participating from schools across the Greater Manchester Region. On Tuesday night we welcomed Orbiteers from Connell Sixth Form College and Lorretto Grammar School to the programme.
In 2019, the Manchester Programme will welcome up to 100 Orbiteers who will receive twelve months of expert support to launch a business or secure a job in the industries of tomorrow. Orbit’s Accelerator Programme contains workshops, mentoring, online courses, and access to leading business figures, and with this support, our Manchester Orbiteers will be developing all the skills and networks they need to succeed.
Orbit’s Managing Director, Kieran Aitken, said that “it’s brilliant to welcome Orbiteers to the Manchester Programme. Orbit now has touch points across the UK, and we’re determined to remove geography as a barrier to having Orbiteers participate in our programmes.”
Maureen Thompson, from Connell Sixth Form Academy, said that the programme offered a “fantastic opportunity” for students to learn more about business, work, and what it takes to succeed in the world of tomorrow.
Our current Manchester Orbiteers are looking to launch investment firms, clothing lines, and transportation companies.
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