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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Claire joins the finance sector after several years of unemployment Claire, 23, from Oldham, secured a job in the finance sector after several years unemployment. After completing adegree in Digital Arts Practice in 2013 Claire, who has aspergers and dyslexia, had...
We're hiring: Administrator at GMCVO Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is looking for Administrators for the Greater Manchester Talent Match and Ambition for Aging programmes Full time (35...
Matty with Talent Coach Nicholas
Matty’s Job Joy with The Jeremy Kyle Show A young carer from Denton has landed his dream job on a primetime TV show, thanks Greater Manchester Talent Match. Matty Whittaker, aged 22, of Haughton Green, went to university after leaving...
Talent Coaches discuss identifying and utilising soft skills
New Talent Coaches ready to work with young people Last week, Talent Coaches from our newly commissioned organisations completed their training and are now ready to offer support for young people in Greater Manchester. The first day of training was...
Talent Match Mixer Event Film On Monday 11th July, we celebrated the achievements of young people on the programme at our Mixer Event. Gravel & Sugar Productions captured the event in our short film: