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

Hello  and welcome to our monthly e-news update 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

Contents
Latest News
Young people speak to employers at the Big Conversation

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 Tuesday. The event gave young people the unique opportunity to meet employers in an informal environment with both groups being offered the chance to share their experiences. You can read our write-up of the event on our website here.


We're hiring! Contracts Officer, Engagement Officer and administrators
We have four vacancies working within the Greater Manchester Talent Match team. Could you be our new Contracts Officer - supporting the development of commissioning processes from design to evaluation and review? Could you be our new Employer Engagement Officer - working with employers on the programme? Or perhaps you could be one of two administrators, helping us with the Opportunities Hub? Click here to download the Employer Engagement Officer and Contracts Officer pack. Click here to download the administrator packs.


Parliament

Taking the Talent Match message national
We've been spending a lot of time in the capital this month. Youth Panel member Charlie attended the Learning and Work Institute’s Youth Employment Convention, meeting MPs and attending workshops on homelessness, mental health and breaking barriers to employment and our programme manager Marie joined Youth Employment UK in Westminster to talk about youth unemployment.

Josh and Tracey

Josh is working with Tracey Briggs, one of our Talent Coaches at Back on Track Manchester. He popped by their offices recently to talk about the support Tracey has given him. Click here to read Josh's Story.


Abbie

Working with her Talent Coach, Janet at Upturn Enteprise, Abbie's work ethic and dedication helped to lead to the creation of 10 job placements across Oldham Council for people with learning disabilities. Click here to read Abbie's Story.

January 2017 infographic

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, Janice Drew, our Opportunities Hub Officer, picks out her top three current opportunities:

Volunteer at MadLab
Volunteer at MadLab, the UK’s most active Makerspace with their MAKE STUFF events. They are looking for a volunteer event assistant, workshop assistant and marketing assistant.

Take me to the bridgewater
 Are you interested in getting involved in a unique art experience, meeting new people, working with artists and getting some new skills? Explore the Bridgewater Canal and take part in this exciting art project.

Breaking Into News with ITV and The Media Trust
If you’re aged 18-25 with limited media or broadcasting experience, this is your chance to be mentored by top journalists and produce your own local news report on issues that matter to you.

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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