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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Talent Coaches attend Mental Health First Aid Training On the 8th and 9th February a group of nineteen Talent Coaches completed a Mental Health First Aid Training course delivered by Re-Align Futures. Mental Health First aid is a nationally recognised...
Tish scores a winner with her first paid football coaching role Tish Burke, 23 from Manchester has scored a winner after getting her first paid football coaching role. When Richard Phillips, a Talent Coach at Breakthrough UK first started working with...
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John is boxing clever with Greater Manchester Talent Match Amateur boxer John is looking forward to a bright future after completing two years on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme with Breakthrough UK. Having completed an...
What are we doing in your local authority area? We have just published our latest Local Area Report on the Reports page of the website.  This report covers the level of beneficiary engagement with Greater Manchester Talent Match...
Why a ‘Big Conversation’ can help tackle youth unemployment in Greater Manchester Over one hundred businesses, employees and young people met at an inspiring event held at People’s History Museum on 24th January. The Big Conversation event gave young people the unique...