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Welcome to our December e-news

The November Talent Coach Main Forum
On Wednesday 29th November, Talent Coaches from across Greater Manchester came together at St Thomas Centre for the Main Talent Coach Forum. The morning involved two sessions: Young People and Substance Misuse, and a Now Hiring workshop which discussed Greater Manchester’s retail sector. The afternoon included an examination of plans which will help ensure young people get the support they need beyond the Talent Match programme’s end date. There was also a consultation from Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) around their forthcoming Local Employer Support Project.

We have a vacancy for Programme Manager (Operations)
 As we enter the final year of the current programme we are expanding the management capacity of the Talent Match team by recruiting for a second Programme Manager who will be responsible for the management and delivery of the programme. This post will work alongside the current Programme Manager, whose focus will shift to the development and resourcing of a legacy programme.

BBC World of Work Visit
On the 30th of November, Talent Coaches and their young people attended a World of Work visit to the BBC, based at Media City in Salford. Attendees visited the Strictly Come Dancing Boardroom and the set of North West Tonight. Some young people had a go at presenting, whilst others tested out virtual drawing in the BBC Blue Room.

My Story: Young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme

 Click here to read some of our success stories from 2017.

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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:

The Big Conversation 2018
The Big Conversation is an upbeat and infomartive event bringing employers and young people together in a meaningful discussion on the issues surrounding youth employment.

BT Work placement (including bootcamp) with The Rio Ferdinand Foundation
The Rio Ferdinand Foundation have teamed up with BT, one of the largest leading communication companies, to create a fantastic opportunity for 16-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.

Voluntering Roles with Royal Voluntary Service
For people interested in giving back to older people within their community, Royal Voluntary Service are unique in their ability to offer a wide variety of roles and locations.

For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Coming Up

 Interviews - Be Match Fit - 11th January 2018

  • Preparing for an interview - how to predict questions and learn your lines!
  • Best foot forward - what to wear and how to carry yourself
  • Managing nerves - staying calm and in control


The Talent Match Team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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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