News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

May 2018
Employer workshop: Supporting young people with disabilities into employment

Greater Manchester Talent Match are pleased to announce the latest instalment in the Employer Workshop series. 

As part of Future Proof Greater Manchester - the Business in the Community (BITC) campaign helping...

Greater Manchester Talent Match young people at the BBC studios at MediaCity UK World of Work Visit to the BBC: Tricks of the trade at MediaCityUK

Last month, Greater Manchester Talent Match young people and Talent Coaches visited the BBC at MediaCity UK.

This great opportunity to delve into the world of media and production was led by David Longworth, Apprenticeships and Training Schemes Manager at BBC North.

The World of Work visit gave the young people an opportunity to...

April 2018
Over 2,000 volunteering hours completed by Youth Panel

The Greater Manchester Talent Match (GM Talent Match) Youth Panel amassed a whopping 2,026 volunteering hours from April 2017 to April 2018, up from 1,991 the year before. The amount of time spent volunteering has risen every year since the Youth Panel’s inception in 2014/15, when 390 hours were completed. 

Over the past 12 months,...

Meeting of Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel Youth Panel working with Jobcentre Plus to understand young people's needs

Back in August 2017, Greater Manchester Talent Match (GMTM) announced a partnership agreement with Youth Employment UK’s Youth Ambassador programme.

The initial aim of the partnership was to support the...

Nicola Jacques – Member of the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel Youth Panel member offered six month experience with Manchester City Council

We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel member Nicola Jacques has been offered a six-month work experience placement with Manchester City Council.

This follows her and fellow Youth Panel member Sara Isherwood’s work in improving the accessibility of the...

March 2018
March Main Talent Coach Forum - Co-coaching

On Wednesday 21st March, Greater Manchester Talent Match Talent Coaches attended their main forum, held at the St Thomas Conference Centre in Ardwick.

The quarterly main forums are a principal means of sharing key programme developments with Talent Coaches, whilst...

Amy, Nisha and Nina March Employer Workshop: How to get the most from Apprenticeship programmes

On 15th March, we co-hosted our latest Greater Manchester Employers Workshop with Business in the Community (BITC).

The day formed part of BITC's Future Proof Campaign.

Over thirty employers came together at the St Thomas Centre, ...

Greater Manchester Talent Match Mixer Event at the Midland Hotel, Manchester Mixer Event evaluation - young people feedback

“We met today. Looks like we’ve known each other for years, it feels like that…that’s how easy Talent Match is. It brings friendship, it’s great.”

Last summer, young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme attended a celebration event with their Talent Coaches at the Midland Hotel in the city centre.

An evaluation has now...

Talent Match London visit as part of knowledge exchange

As part of a knowledge exchange event, members of the Talent Match London  (TM London) team visited Greater Manchester Talent Match (GM Talent Match) on Wednesday 7th March.

TM London’s Partnership Officer, Pamela Masha, was joined by a selection of Support Workers (the...

Cameron on path to own business thanks to GM Talent Match

Cameron, 19, had very limited trade and construction work experience.

Now though, thanks to the patience of dedicated mentors and the ongoing support of Greater Manchester Talent Match, he's working for a flooring business. Full of confidence, he now believes he can set up on his own in the future.