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Welcome to the April edition of Greater Manchester Talent Match e-news

Hello , and welcome to the ninth of our monthly e-news updates on the work of Greater Manchester Talent Match. This e-news includes a collection of bitesize news from the huge amount of work the programme has achieved in the past month. You can navigate this update by using the links within the contents below

Latest News

#MoreThanNEET Campaign launches
The Youth Panel have launched their campaign to end negative stereotypes of those classed as NEET. Find out how you can get involved by visiting our website, or share your experiences using the hashtag #MoreThanNEET on twitter or facebook.

Get inspired at Greater Manchester Talent Match Exclusive Event
We are holding an exclusive interactive career inspiration day where we will be joined by several employers who will provide a variety of opportunities and advice. There will also be a number of exciting activities for young people to engage in including interactive sessions and workshops. Talent Coaches can click here to book their young people's places.

Talent Coaches at their April Forum

Talent Coaches work with Job Centre Plus
During their latest Forum, Talent Coaches welcomed representatives from Jobcentre Plus to discuss working together to support young people. Read the full story on our website.

Young people design apps at BBC World of Work Visit
In March, young people and Talent Coaches took part in a World of Work Visit at the BBC in Media City where they took part in a fun app design workshop. Read the full story on our website.


Wesley, 25, from Manchester, joined Greater Manchester Talent Match through Back on Track after spending time in prison. Wesley is now a Dad and working as a Groundsworker doing a practical job that he really enjoys. Read Wesley's journey on our website.

In numbers
Commissioning Briefing 2016

Commissioning decisions to be published in May
Final decisions around organisations commissioned from our February commissioning round will be published on our website in May and the final round of commissioning will be launched this summer. Future commissioning announcements will be released in the e-news.

The Greater Manchester Talent Match Opportunities Hub is the place to find holistic support, guidance and advice in your journey to being work-ready. New opportunities are added every day including work experience, training, apprenticeships, events and job fairs, volunteering opportunities and more. In this section of the e-news, we pick out our top three current opportunities:

What Is Your Big Idea? @ Manchester Central Library
Do you have a great idea to change your community? Are you starting a social enterprise? Youth Entrepreneur is a pitch event for young people aged 18-25. Deadline for applications is Friday 22nd April. 

Get On Track for Young Women with GreaterSport
Get on Track uses sport and physical activity to help you gain the skills, confidence, and opportunities to get a job, go to college or take on an apprenticeship. Young women aged 16-25 are eligible for this course. Starts Wednesday 27th April.

Project Octagon @ Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is looking for male volunteer performers between the ages of 16 – 41 to take part in an exciting, UK wide, theatre project for Summer 2016.To book your place, you will need to attend one of the workshops taking place on Sunday 24th April.

For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Thank you for your continued interest in Greater Manchester Talent Match, we hope that you found this e-news interesting and please do let us know if you have any thoughts on the way we should keep in touch with you.

The Greater Manchester Talent Match Project Team.


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