New opportunities for young people with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Following our recent commissioning period, we are thrilled to announce that we will be working with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) to build relationships between local employers and our ‘Employment Support Host Organisations’, including their Talent Coaches, to provide local opportunities and jobs for young people across Greater Manchester. The Greater Manchester Talent Match programme will draw to a close at the end of 2018 and we are keen to ensure that the programme has a longer-term legacy.

This January will see the partnership launched with an event to educate employers on the benefits of getting involved with the programme, followed by promotion at their 42 Action for Business (A4B) events across Greater Manchester throughout the remainder of the programme. Talent Coaches are invited to attend these events.

The partnership will also see GMCC sourcing opportunities for young people, including six employer visits, and sharing research on new employers and growth sectors in each borough of Greater Manchester.

Marie Graham, Programme Manager of Greater Manchester Talent Match, says, “We are very excited to be working with GMCC. By building relationships with employers throughout Greater Manchester, we hope that this partnership will create even more valuable opportunities for young people and contribute to a strong legacy for the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme moving forward.”

Joy Sewart, Head of Skills Development at GMCC, says, “As the UK’s Chamber of the Year 2017/18, we are delighted to be awarded this important contract, which will give employers the chance to offer new career prospects to young people aged 18-24. We look forward to raising the profile of Greater Manchester Talent Match across our Greater Manchester business base this year and beyond.”

For more information or to express your interest in getting involved, please contact

You can read more about the Launch event for this project by clicking here.