News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

December 2018
How we did it - A timeline of Greater Manchester Talent Match

Delivery of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme officially ended on November 30.

To mark the collective efforts of the past five years, we wanted something that captured the breadth of our programme and displayed what we learned along the way.  

We think the video does this. It encapsualtes...

November 2018
Talent Coaches enjoying the end-of-programme get-together End of programme celebration for Talent Coaches

On 6th November Talent Coaches past and present came together for a special event marking the culmination of young people's involvement in the GM Talent Match programme.

LEAF in central Manchester was the venue for an afternoon of relfection and celebration. Since 2014, 137 Talent Coaches have supported 1995 young people on pathways towards employment.


October 2018
Greater Manchester Talent Match Still Hidden conference Still Hidden: Greater Manchester Talent Match's conference at The Monastery in Gorton

On October 11th, Greater Manchester Talent Match hosted the Still Hidden conference at The Monastery in Gorton.

Still Hidden marked the culmination of the five-year programme and an opportunity to share learning – with the primary aim of influencing future local and national youth employment...

September 2018
World of Work Visit: On Board with TransPennine Express

This month, a group of young people joined TransPennine Express for an informative World of Work day.

Owned by parent company First Group, who employ over 100,000 people, this was a great opportunity for young people to hear about the variety of roles on offer at TransPennine Express.

Taking place at their site in Huddersfield, representatives from...

Microphone on a stage Still Hidden Conference - Speakers confirmed

With next month's Still Hidden conference fast approaching, the GM Talent Match Project Team are delighted to announce confirmed speakers for the event.

The guests will be helping us explore how to continue to improve the life chances for young people furthest from employment in Greater Manchester. Still Hidden will also...

GM Talent Match World of Work visit to Galliford Try World of Work Visit: Building Connections with Galliford Try

In July, Greater Manchester Talent Match partnered with one of the UK’s biggest construction firms, Galliford Try, for two World of Work days.

The visits, which took place in both Bury and Oldham, offered young people the opportunity to gain an valuable insight into the rewarding and varied roles within construction, and an understanding of the...

Still Hidden Conference Workshops

Through Greater Manchester Talent Match’s Still Hidden Conference, taking place on 11th October, 2018, 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.

In addition to hearing from ...

August 2018
Research findings now available: Jobcentre Plus provisions and young people

In April 2018, our Youth Panel identified Jobcentre Plus provision as their area of focus as part of their project, 'CONNECT: Learn, Share, Improve' in partnership with...

July 2018
Big Conversation 2018 Evaluation

“It made me feel less afraid about meeting with employers. Once I got talking to them I found that they were interested in helping as much as they could."

In January, young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme attended The Big Conversation 2018. To watch a video of the event highlights, please click...

June 2018
June Main Talent Coach Forum

On Friday 22nd June, Greater Manchester Talent Match Talent Coaches attended their main forum, held at the St Thomas Conference Centre in Ardwick.

Talent Coaches are at the heart of our programme. They are professionals based in local communities who offer one-to-one, long-term support throughout...