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Welcome to our July E-bulletin

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. Visit our website for more information.



Do you know any leaders who can help make things better for Greater Manchester’s young people? Are they free to attend our Still Hidden conference taking place on October 11 2018?

We want national, local and regional decision makers from all sectors to attend, as our aim is to create a platform from which we can continue to improve the life chances for young people furthest from employment in Greater Manchester.

It is important that we don’t just mark the end of our programme (ending December 2018) but get the people in the room who can help us create a legacy of lasting change. For that reason we will be launching our Still Hidden report at the event with recommendations about what needs to happen next.

For more on the event including the link to book CLICK HERE and please pass details of the event on to anyone who you think can join us to make a difference.

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Talent Match recognised by the European Commission 
Talent Match is now recognised as one of the 22 promising practices in Europe in the field of youth employment by the European Commission – the only programme/project from the UK! This is related to the Youth guarantee, the main EU youth employment commitment which the EU Member States signed up to in 2013.

Andy Burnham at the Big Conversation


The Big Conversation 2018 Evaluation
In January 2018 young people and employers attended the Big Conversation 2018. The event provided a space for young people and employers to talk to each other about the challenges of securing employment, in an informal and encouraging setting.


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

Before joining GM Talent Match, Jade had suffered from poor emotional health and issues with substance abuse. After joining the programme, Jade began a traineeship, engaged in volunteer sessions and peer group activities. She eventually secured a trial at a local garage, and immediately proved reliable and motivated whilst displaying a natural ability working with vehicles. Read her full story here.

Greater Manchester Talent Match in numbers
 July stats
Greater Manchester Talent Match Opportunities Hub: Top 3

Learn To Ski or Snowboard with Snow-Camp @ Chill Factore
A fast track 2 day course to develop new skills!

Volunteering & Mentoring Opportunities @ YASP Manchester Mind, Levenshulme
A number of volunteering opportunities available. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and to grow in confidence, as well as it being a way to help others.

Get into Retail with The Prince’s Trust & TK Maxx, Greater Manchester
Get expert on-the-job training in the retail industry in stores accross GM.

 For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Other News

Youth Voice Census 2018
Youth Employment UK have launched a their Youth Voice Census and are urging all young people to share their views and experiences. If you are 14 - 24 this is your chance to share your voice on a number of factors related to employment. Click here to access the survey.

A Government Call for Evidence: Supporting Ex-Offenders on their path to employment
The Cabinet Office have published a call for evidence on supporting ex-offenders into employment to help inform understanding of employer attitudes, best practice and future policy work in this area. For a response form (deadline 31st August) or more information, please click the link above.

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