TNT Post, the second largest private postal service in the country, recently signed the Partington Pledge at Trafford Town Hall.

The pledge is an initiative to match-up young unemployed residents from Partington with local employment opportunities.

The initiative is being led by Trafford Council and the Department for Work and Pensions with support from Your Housing Group and Trafford College.

Representatives from TNT Post attended the signing with Cllr Matthew Colledge, leader of Trafford Council.

Since the launch of the Partington Pledge last April, 19 businesses have signed up to support it. Since the launch, 34 young people have secured employment through the Partington Pledge as well as four Partington residents over the age of 24.

Cllr Colledge said: “The Partington Pledge continues to go from strength to strength. Together with partners like TNT Post, jobseekers in Partington are getting the support and advice they need to get back into sustained employment.”

TNT Post has recently expanded into Manchester, with new delivery units opening in Flixton and Stretford last year. The relationship between TNT Post and the Council started when representatives from TNT Post attended the ‘Big Hit’ employability event in October. The event offered a week-long programme of confidence building, employability skills and motivational work aimed at young people who had been out of work for over a year and was organised by Trafford College, Lancashire County Cricket Club, DWP and Trafford Council. This culminated in a jobs fair with local employers and resulted in young people from Partington gaining employment with TNT Post.

TNT Post also took part in an employer-led event at Trafford Town Hall with a group of young unemployed people from Partington, this too resulted in more young people finding work. For more information on the Partington Pledge, email: or call the Council’s Business Growth Team on 0161 912 4176.