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Welcome to our February e-news!

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 ot training for twelve months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway to work.

Local Area Report

Read our Local Area Impact Report

The purpose of this report is to provide information about the level of beneficiary engagement with GM Talent Match in each local authority. It covers the numbers engaged, Talent Coach coverage, job outcomes and information about the young people supported. Data presented in this report covers the period 1st October 2017 to 31st December 2017.

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Introducing Workplace by Facebook

This month GM Talent Match introduced Workplace by Facebook as the new internal communications tool for the programme. This will provide a more instant form of communication, allowing Coaches to share best practice and information. Workplace will also enable the Project Team to invite selected external stakeholders to liaise directly with Coaches around research, opportunities and events.

My Story: Young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme
Jen and her Talent Coach

Jen, supported by Groundwork BBOR

Jen had a positive experience at Studio Lidell when she visited for a World of Work day. Jen is interested in creative animation, particularly 2D, and got to tour the different departments and speak to staff. Jen really enjoyed the visit and liked how people treated her and listened to her, she was able to show people her work including some business cards that she has designed and created.

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Greater Manchester Talent Match Opportunities Hub: Top 3

Volunteer Cafe Assisstants Needed at Back on Track

Back on Track are looking for volunteers in their cafe and catering service, including customer service, front of house, kitchen porters, food prep assistants and administrators. Pop into their weekly drop in each Tuesday, 1pm - 3pm, for more information.

International Women's Day Event in Manchester

March 7th, 11am - 2pm. Hosted by the GM Coalition of Disabled People. Celebrate the lives and achievements and disabled women! Come along and share your experience and find out about the lives and achievements of other woman over a leisurely lunch! 

Skills North West Careers Event

21st and 22nd March, 9.30am - 3pm at Event City, Manchester. Free to attend, Skills North West bring young people from GM face-to-face with employers, training providers, and educational bodies. This event will motivate and inspire the next generation using hands-on demonstrations and activities.

For more opportunities, visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

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ERSA Employability Awards 2018

The ERSA Employability Awards welcomes applications from all organisations supporting jobseekers into employment or to progress in work, including the criminal justice system, health service, housing associations, employers, local authorities, JCP, training providers, colleges or universities. Click here to apply.


Coming Up

GM Mayor's Green Summit - VCSE Listening Event:

On the 5th March, GMCVO are hosting a Listening Event. This consultation is a chance for VCSE organisations to influence the GM Green Charter, and help achieve a more sustainable and carbon neutral GM. Click here to register.

March Employer Workshop:

Buisiness in the Community and GM Talent Match are co-hosting this Employer Workshop on the 15th March, 12:30pm - 4:00pm. The focus of this Workshop is the Apprenticeship Levy and its impact on business and young people. Find out how an Apprentice can be a real boost to your team. Click here to register.

Main Talent Coach Forum:

The next Main Talent Coach Forum will be held on Wednesday 21st March. All Coaches have been booked on to 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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