My Story

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Guitarist Matt is turning his passion and talent for music into business after joining...
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Aaron, 21, has been cooking up a brilliant success story, going from unemployment to a...
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Peter, 22, from Manchester is a Software Development Apprentice at the BBC, a job he...
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Kim, 19, from Bury has come a long way since joining Greater Manchester Talent Match,...
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Since Jack, 21, from Rochdale joined Greater Manchester Talent Match, his confidence has...
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Not many people can say they’re doing a job they love, but with hard work and support...
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Martin Gallagher is the director of the GPL Group, a civil engineering company based in...
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John, 25, from Bolton, struggled to find work after the death of his father leading to a...
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Charlotte, 19, from Wigan went from sitting at home alone to performing in front of an...
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Thomas, 21 from Bury has come on leaps and bounds since joining the programme in August...
John Bowden
Amateur boxer John is looking forward to a bright future after completing two years on...
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Tish Burke, 23 from Manchester has scored a winner after getting her first paid football...
Abbie at Get Oldham Working
Abbie, 20, from Oldham joined Greater Manchester Talent Match in August 2015 after a long...
Katie at Well
Katie is 23 years old and lives with her grandparents in Ashton. She was referred for...
Nathan at his apprenticeship
Nathan, 21, from Hattersley, has always aspired to be a gardener, and on completing...
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When Sarah, 25, from Bolton joined Greater Manchester Talent Match, she was at a point in...
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When keen motorcyclist Tom, 21, from Stockport joined the Greater Manchester Talent Match...
Vicky with GMYN Chief Executive Alex Fairweather
Before joining the programme, Vicky, 24 from Hyde, was in a very bad place, struggling...
Bryan
Transcript of video: My name is Bryan, I am 25 years old and I live in Flixton. When I...
James, 24, from Rochdale joined the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme in May 2015...
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When Kieron, 24, from Rochdale joined Greater Manchester Talent Match, he was at risk of...
Matty
Matty, 22, from Denton landed his dream job on a primetime TV show, thanks to Greater...
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Claire, 23, from Oldham, was referred to Greater Manchester Talent Match in February...
Rob at work
Before joining Greater Manchester Talent Match, Rob, 22 from Rochdale, found himself lost...
Ryan
When Ryan, 22 from Rochdale, first joined Greater Manchester Talent Match in July 2014,...
Jasmine
Jasmine, 24 from Bolton has set up her own multi-media creative arts business, Forbidden...
Sam
Sam, 23, a single mother from Oldham recently started a business trial at her local...
Amy, Chair of the Youth Panel
Amy started college straight after leaving school to start training in her chosen career...
Stacey
After a year working with Greater Manchester Talent Match, Stacey, 21, from Bolton...
Jess
Jess came onto the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme with low confidence, very...
Chris
Before getting involved in Greater Manchester Talent Match, Chris found himself in a...
Penny Anderson
Penny Anderson is the Education and Community Coordinator for the North West at BAM...
Scaffolders
Aaron, 18, from Salford had been unemployed since leaving college in July 2013 with a...
Martin, 22, from Salford has secured permanent employment working as a trainee chef as a...
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Abi, 21, from Rochdale struggled to find employment after leaving school four years ago...
Danny
Danny, from Salford, started on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme in February...
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Sarah, 24, was exceptionally shy and lacking in confidence when she joined Greater...
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Eleanor, 24, from Middleton is optimistic about the future after a great work experience...
Neeve during her volunteering
Neeve, from Manchester volunteered as a photographer with Greater Manchester Youth...
Employers DWF, a national law firm with head offices in Manchester, are...