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Welcome to our November e-news

Youth Panel visit Parliament
A member of the Youth Panel attended a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for youth employment at Westminster recently to talk about the barriers young people furthest from the labour market face. They enjoyed the meeting and will be attending further meetings in the near future along with staff from the project.

Providers sought for Mental Health support
We are seeking tenders from potential providers to deliver a service that would provide signposting, information and training for Talent Coaches on the programme to enable them to better support young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing; and where there are gaps in services to provide direct support to young people on the programme. Click here to find out more and download the application form.

Come and work for us as a Development Officer
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is looking to recruit a Development Officer to work on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. This role has a focus on volunteering and training. Click here to find out more and apply for this role.

My Story: Young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme
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Since joining GM Talent Match, Sara has grabbed onto any opportunity that has come her way with both hands to help her get an idea of what type of work she might be interested in doing.  Click here to read Sara's Story.

Greater Manchester Talent Match in numbers

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Greater Manchester Talent Match Opportunities Hub

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 our Opportunities Hub staff pick out their top three current opportunities:

Construction Work Experience Placements with One Manchester
One Manchester is working with three contractors to support a number of construction work experience placements.

Hidden Talent Programme with Media Trust
Young people will be matched with a media professional who will offer them peer mentoring, personalised career support and advice on raising their professional profile. Mentors have come from organisations such as Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Discovery, and Weber Shandwick.

Volunteering opportunities with Home-Start
Volunteer for Home-Start and make a difference to the lives of parents and their children across Trafford, Salford, Wigan and Leigh.

For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Coming Up

Save the Date: The Big Conversation

The Big Conversation 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 17th January. The event brings together young people and employers to have a "Big Conversation" about the issues surrounding youth unemployment. The event is very relaxed and informal and combines a mixture of activities and speakers, which together help stimulate some very interesting and fruitful discussions. 

Next Talent Coach Forum

The next Talent Coach Forum will be held on Wednesday, 29 November, 2017. All Talent Coaches have been booked onto the afternoon session and we look forward to seeing you there.

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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