Opportunities Hub: Staying online but no updates

We have some mixed news about the future of the GM Talent Match Opportunities Hub

Unfortunately GMCVO have not been able to secure funding to continue maintaining the Opportunities Hub as a ‘live’ and up-to-date resource.

The Hub was developed primarily as a tool for Talent Coaches on the GM Talent Match programme. Coaches would use the Hub with young people to identify suitable work-related opportunities. Although it has not been needed for this purpose since GM Talent Match delivery ended at the end of November 2018, we know that organisations external to the programme also used the Hub. 

Bearing this in mind, the Opportunities Hub section of the GM Talent Mach website will remain online and publicly accessible.

We acknowledge the Hub contains a wealth of aggregated information about work-related opportunities and services relevant to young people not in education, employment or training. Whilst some information will become out of date, other services and opportunities are long-running and not time sensitive.

Learning from the Opportunities Hub has been incorporated into the service specification for the GM Careers Application Platform’ – being launched by GMCA in September 2019. The Hub’s legacy will be felt in the new system’s promise to place all career pathways an equal footing.