News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

November 2016
Tom restoring a bike Double award winning Tom has a bright biking future

Little more than a year ago, Tom Hibbs from Stockport, was homeless and feeling at rock-bottom. Now he has a roof over his head, a job he loves and is the proud owner of Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year awards.

The 21-year-old has turned his life around since being introduced to Brian Pendlebury, Director at CERAcycloan, a bike...

Image of the three reports Exclusive events led to increase in volunteering, employability and self-belief

Over the last year, Greater Manchester Talent Match have held a number of opportunities for young people on the programme to support them along their journey to work.

We are now pleased to publish reports on these events, detailing the opportunities themselves, their outcomes and further learning the...

October 2016
Voting for Talent Coach host organisations New Talent Coaches chosen by programme participants

Greater Manchester Talent Match are welcoming seven new Talent Coaches following our fourth and final commissioning round.

We will shortly be welcoming Talent Coaches from:

  • Rochdale Connections Trust (RCT)
  • United Reponse
  • Bolton Solidarity Community Association (BSCA)
  • The Gaddum Centre
  • The Broughton...
Image of Rob Devlin during Employer Engagement training Talent Coaches recommend Employer Engagement and Emotional Resilience training to support in their roles

This autumn, Greater Manchester Talent Match’s Talent Coach training programme kicked off with employer engagement and emotional resilience.

Employer Engagement Training

The employer engagement training took was split into...

Welcome to the Diary Room

Greater Manchester Talent Match wanted to celebrate the achievements of young people on the programme and give them the opportunity to meet other participants.

On the 11th of July we held a Mixer Event at The Lowry and asked people to enter the Diary Room and tell us what Greater Manchester Talent Match has done for them, watch the video to hear some of the great comments!


Greater Manchester Talent Match at the Talent Match National Conference

On 19th October, staff and young people from Greater Manchester Talent Match attended the national Talent Match conference in October. Here's a storyfy from the event...

Future Proof Assembly: Greater Manchester Future Proof Assembly: Greater Manchester

On 13th October at the Museum of Science and Industry, Business in the Community and City & Guilds Group - in association with Greater Manchester Talent Match brought together over 70 major employers and stakeholders from across Greater Manchester to explore the challenges and opportunities of employing young people in the region.

Check our the Storify from the...

Bryan during his video Bryan's confidence increases as he starts work

Watch Bryan, 25 from Flixton talk about his journey on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme.

Bryan is Deaf and uses British Sign Language.

Click here to watch Bryan's Story

Vicky shares her story for Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week, our apprentice, Vicky Bisova shares her story.

She says, "I want to share my story to help challenge the stigma around mental health, particularly conditions such as Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. As with any long term condition, I still struggle at times but I know I can thrive with the right...

Youth Employment UK logo Free Young Professional Membership

Greater Manchester Talent Match has pledged to work with Youth Employment UK to help improve young professional's career confidence.

Youth Employment UK (YEUK) recently launched a 6-week campaign to raise the profile of their new Young Professional Membership. The YEUK Young Professional Membership is an initiative to boost career confidence in young people of...