Talent Match

Greater Manchester Talent Match is a Big Lottery-funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment, education or training for twelve months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway to work. The programme was co-designed with young people and our Youth Panel are at the heart of decision-making throughout.

Talent Coaches are providing what young people told us was missing from other youth employment schemes - a highly personalised, holistic approach that supports them to overcome personal and practical barriers to employment.  

 

Employer engagement is at the heart of our programme and we have some great employers working with us. We have created the Greater Manchester Opportunities Hub, an online portal bringing together information about existing opportunities available for young people with those we are sourcing exclusively for young people on the programme. We recognise the value of volunteering opportunities to young people and are working to further develop these within the region.

News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

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Film maker Matthew publishes short film Matthew Lycholat had a great time creating his own short film during an opportunity he took part in as part of his Greater Manchester Talent Match journey. Matthew took part in a digital...
Watch our video of the Big Conversation The Big Conversation was an event that gave young people and employers the chance to meet in a relaxed space and challenge stereotypes they might have had about each other. Employers also...
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Poet Charlotte wows audience of 100 with her story Charlotte, 19, from Wigan went from sitting at home alone to performing in front of an audience of 100. As a result of her Greater Manchester Talent Match journey with Reform Radio, Charlotte took...
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Introduction to Volunteering sessions Sarah Gray, our Volunteering Development Officer has been supporting Greater Manchester Talent Match young people on Breakthrough’s pathway course by delivering Introduction to Volunteering ...
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National Apprenticeship Week: Vicky This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we are celebrating the successes of our apprentices. Vicky Bisova was on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme before getting her job as an...