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Welcome to our August E-bulletin

Greater Manchester Talent Match (GMTM) 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.


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'Still Hidden' Conference 
Are you a leader who can help make things better for Greater Manchester’s young people? Attend our ‘Still Hidden’ conference taking place on October 11 2018. You have until 12pm on 31st August to enjoy our Early Bird discount. Click here for tickets.

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Research findings now available
In parternship with YEUK, our Youth Panel surveyed and interviewed over 70 young people and Jobcentre Plus staff regarding JCP provisions. We have created an infographic and short video detailing these findings that will inform a pilot project.

Mental health first aid training

A second round of mental health training for talent coaches
33% of GMTM beneficiaries have experienced mental ill health so we have been working with Mind to provide mental health support. Mind have responded to talent coach feedback and are now offering four further training courses throughout September & October:
• Youth Mental Health First Aid training
• Connect 5 training (to increase the confidence & skills of front line staff about mental health)
• Resilience training
• Mindfulness

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Greater Manchester Talent Match Opportunities Hub: Top 3

World Of Work Visit @ Regatta Ltd, Urmston *Talent Match Exclusive*
Includes a tour of the site and an overview of the IT department, marketing, product design and e-commerce.

Engineering and Technology Careers Fair 2018 by Equal Engineers, 22/09/18
An opportunity to learn about apprenticeships, placements and internships from engineering and technology employers.

BT Work Placement with The Rio Ferdinand Foundation
A three-week programme with classroom work on employability skills and hands on work experience.

For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Coming Up

Mystery Shopper Event
When: Tuesday 4th September, 1pm - 3pm
Where: DWF LLP, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA
Chat: As part of Business in the Community's campaign, Future Proof Greater Manchester, GM Talent Match are helping businesses create quality and accessible jobs for all young people. Our Youth Panel will evaluate the quality of job opportunities, along with apprentices from DWF. Beneficiaries of GMTM can also attend by registering above. 
Contact: Chris Gopal, Business in the Community;

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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