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Welcome to the December edition of Greater Manchester Talent Match e-news

Hello , and welcome to the final e-news update of 2015 on the work of Greater Manchester Talent Match. This e-news includes a collection of bitesize news from the huge amount of work the programme has achieved in the past month. You can navigate this update by using the links within the contents below. We hope you have a brilliant festive season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we'll see you in 2016!

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Latest News
Compare Eddy with a Christmas Cracker

The Big Conversation 2015 goes off with a bang!
The second of our Big Conversation events was a huge success with over 100 young people, employers and Talent Coaches joining us for an afternoon of Christmas crackers, conversation, food, music, drama and entertainment. Click here to read more about the event.


“Let’s Start”: Talent Coach Pilot course a success
Earlier this year, two Talent Coaches from The Manchester College delivered a 6 day Motivational & Confidence Course for their young people. The course ran over six days and included camping, kayaking, outdoor climbing, abseiling, archery, cooking, a visit to a golf driving range and visits from inspirational speakers. They filmed the journey throughout the course, which has now become a short film. You can watch the film by clicking here.


Some of the Youth Panel with their award

Youth Panel win award for short film
Our Youth Panel won the BBC Choice Award for a film made for the GMYN Celebration Event held at Media City. You can watch the film by clicking here.


Successful employers meetings held
The employers group met for a second time in November to discuss inclusive and accessible recruitment for young people. The meeting was the best attended yet and brought with it a number of new employers signing up to take part in the programme.


Callum with his poem

Mindfulness course brings out hidden poet
Callum Seaton, 19 attended a mindfulness course as part of his journey on the programme. During the course, he wrote poem looking at the effect that hopes and dreams have on motivation. You can read Callum's poem by clicking here.


Second BBC World of Work Visit
The BBC at Media City played host to a second World of Work Visit at the end of November. The Greater Manchester Talent Match Exclusive event offered a full morning of interactive and fun sessions and workshops that not only highlighted the work of the BBC but also provided information and advice about careers and how to apply.

Penny Anderson

Every month, we highlight the story of one person involved in Greater Manchester Talent Match, including beneficiaries, Talent Coaches, employers and local organisations. This month, Penny Anderson from BAM Construct describes why she is part of the programme and explains the importance of employing young people. You can read Penny's Story by clicking here.

Could you deliver Greater Manchester Talent Match in Bury, Rochdale, Wigan or Tameside?
In January 2016, we will be inviting frontline organisations working with young people in Greater Manchester to apply to host Talent Coaches who could deliver the service in either Bury, Rochdale, Tameside or Wigan. During this time, we will also be hosting Briefing Sessions for interested organisations. You can book onto these below. Click here for more information about the upcoming commissioning.

People in a room from our Launch Event in September

Bury - Wednesday 20th January, 1pm-3pm at Bury Masonic Hall:
Book your place.

Rochdale - Tuesday 26th January, 1pm-3pm at Rochdale CVS:
Book your place.

Tameside - Friday 15th January, 1pm-3pm at CVAT:
Book your place.

Wigan - Monday 18th January, 1pm-3pm at St Peters Pavilion:
Book your place.

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, Janice Drew, our Opportunities Hub Officer, picks out her top three current opportunities:

Pediatric First Aid Courses @ The British Red Cross, Salford
The British Red Cross, off first aid courses of all types, but of particular interest. they offer a Pediatric First Aid Qualification perfect for young people looking to work in Childcare.

Skills 4 Sport with Link4Life
If you are interested in a career in the sport and leisure industry and qualifications/experience to get you started, join Link4life's Skill4sport free training programme.

Aldi Distribution Centre Recruitment
Team Bolton is collaborating with Aldi Distribution Centre to support their recruitment for the Selector job role. There are initially 10 Selector role vacancies to support this move.

For more opportunities visit the Opportunities Hub by clicking here.

Book onto a briefing session
If you are interested in helping us to deliver Greater Manchester Talent Match, we are opening a new commissioning round in January 2016. Click here to find out more.


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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