News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

August 2018
Research findings now available: Jobcentre Plus provisions and young people

In April 2018, our Youth Panel identified Jobcentre Plus provision as their area of focus as part of their project, 'CONNECT: Learn, Share, Improve' in partnership with...

July 2018
Big Conversation 2018 Evaluation

“It made me feel less afraid about meeting with employers. Once I got talking to them I found that they were interested in helping as much as they could."

In January, young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme attended The Big Conversation 2018. To watch a video of the event highlights, please click...

June 2018
June Main Talent Coach Forum

On Friday 22nd June, Greater Manchester Talent Match Talent Coaches attended their main forum, held at the St Thomas Conference Centre in Ardwick.

Talent Coaches are at the heart of our programme. They are professionals based in local communities who offer one-to-one, long-term support throughout...

GPL receive the Talent Match Mark Gold Award from the City of Salford Major Salford employer wins Talent Match Mark Gold Award

To inspire employers across Greater Manchester to commit to youth-friendly employment principles, Greater Manchester Talent Match is committed to recognising where good practice is already in place.

The Talent Match Mark...

GM Talent Match delivering their most recent employer workshop GM Talent Match brings together employers looking to support young people with disabilities

On 14th June, we co-hosted (with BITC) our latest Employer Workshop. 

Employers came together at Barclays offices in Manchester city centre, to discuss how best to support young people with disabilities (including those with...

May 2018
GMTM at the Awards GM Talent Match at the GM Chamber Annual Dinner

On the 17th May, members of the GM Talent Match project team and the Youth Panel attended the GM Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner at Victoria Warehouse.

As part of our work with the GM Chamber of Commerce in delivering the...

Employer workshop: Supporting young people with disabilities into employment

Greater Manchester Talent Match are pleased to announce the latest instalment in the Employer Workshop series. 

As part of Future Proof Greater Manchester - the Business in the Community (BITC) campaign helping...

Greater Manchester Talent Match young people at the BBC studios at MediaCity UK World of Work Visit to the BBC: Tricks of the trade at MediaCityUK

Last month, Greater Manchester Talent Match young people and Talent Coaches visited the BBC at MediaCity UK.

This great opportunity to delve into the world of media and production was led by David Longworth, Apprenticeships and Training Schemes Manager at BBC North.

The World of Work visit gave the young people an opportunity to...

April 2018
Over 2,000 volunteering hours completed by Youth Panel

The Greater Manchester Talent Match (GM Talent Match) Youth Panel amassed a whopping 2,026 volunteering hours from April 2017 to April 2018, up from 1,991 the year before. The amount of time spent volunteering has risen every year since the Youth Panel’s inception in 2014/15, when 390 hours were completed. 

Over the past 12 months,...

Meeting of Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel Youth Panel working with Jobcentre Plus to understand young people's needs

Back in August 2017, Greater Manchester Talent Match (GMTM) announced a partnership agreement with Youth Employment UK’s Youth Ambassador programme.

The initial aim of the partnership was to support the...