Greater Manchester Talent Match is calling on employers to get involved with the programme, discover young and untapped talent and provide practical work-related opportunities for young people on their pathway to employment.

Employers can support Greater Manchester Talent Match in a variety of ways.

Offer pre-employment help to young people

We are always looking for employers who can offer pre-employment support for the young people on the programme. This can include supporting or delivering a wide range of workshops, training or planning your own World of Work visit for young people to find out more about your company and what it is like to work there.

We can support you to plan and develop any opportunity to ensure that both you and the young people on the programme get the best out of it.

Provide networking experiences to young people

Networking experience can be invaluable to young people on their journey to employment and really make a huge difference to their confidence and motivation. We offer support to employers to take part in a number of networking opportunities.

  • Open Days and Events - We hold open days and events where you are given the opportunity to network with young people, get involved in group discussions and provide 1:1 advice . We can also support you to host your own event.
  • Coffee & a Catch-Up - We support our employers to get involved in short one hour Coffee & a Catch-Up, an informal opportunity to meet one-to-one with a young person and their Talent Coach. We are looking for staff from all kinds of organisations and job roles, so that our young people can learn more about what it’s really like to work in different places, how careers progress, and develop their confidence meeting new people.

Support development opportunities for young people

One of the steps on a young person’s journey to employment is gaining practical experience within a workplace. Employers can offer a range of sector specific support in this area, including work placements, traineeships or mock job interviews.

Attend an Employers Workshop

All Greater Manchester Talent Match employer are invited to our Employer Workshopw focusing on Future Proof and the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. Over the next year, both Business in the Community, through the Future Proof campaign, backed the City and Guilds Group, and Greater Manchester Talent Match, will be working together to make Greater Manchester the leading place for young people to work.

These workshops include presentations from those already engaging with young people, provide practical advice for you and your organsiation give you the opportunity to future proof your business.

Promote your opportunities

If you already offer opportunities for young people including traineeships or apprenticeships and want to make these available to Greater Manchester Talent Match young people we can help you to promote your opportunities to hundreds of young people across Greater Manchester via our Opportunities Hub.

Gain advice and support on how to work with young people

If you would like to work with more young people, but don’t know where to start, we can offer you guidance on how to make your organisation and recruitment practices more inclusive. We are committed to supporting you in any activity you would like to deliver and will work with you to decide what options would best fit your employment needs.

You can read more about how working with Greater Manchester Talent Match has benefitted employers on our My Story page.

For more information about getting involved, contact us.