News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

October 2016
Talent Coaches at their Main Forum Talent Coaches hold Quarterly Forum

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

The event was split into three parts:

  • a chance for Talent Coaches to find out more about Jobcentre Plus
  • our quarterly Now Hiring: session
  • and an afternoon session giving Talent Coaches the...
Future Proof Assembly: Greater Manchester

1.2m Employees: 105,000 Businesses: 16.7% Youth unemployment

Local labour markets are changing and need to ensure they are resilient and skilled enough to meet the changing needs of businesses and communities. Despite employment rates increasing, Greater Manchester’s youth unemployment remains high at 16.7%, triple the overall unemployment rate. ...

September 2016
James James goes from learning guitar to performing on stage as part of his volunteering story

Volunteering has helped James, 24, from Rochdale go from no confidence to performing on stage with his guitar.

As part of his Greater Manchester Talent Match journey, James has taken part in a number of volunteering opportunities that have given him confidence and new...

Kieron Kieron celebrates a year in employment.

When Kieron, 24, from Rochdale joined Greater Manchester Talent Match, he was at risk of homelessness following a life of depression and mental illness that lead to low confidence in himself and his abilities.

After working with his Talent Coach from Groundwork BBOR, he has now been in his job for...

August 2016
A calculator and sums Claire joins the finance sector after several years of unemployment

Claire, 23, from Oldham, secured a job in the finance sector after several years unemployment.

After completing adegree in Digital Arts Practice in 2013 Claire, who has aspergers and dyslexia, had tried tirelessly to secure work but was unsuccessful.

With the support of her Talent Coach, Janet Whitehead from ...

Matty with Talent Coach Nicholas Matty’s Job Joy with The Jeremy Kyle Show

A young carer from Denton has landed his dream job on a primetime TV show, thanks Greater Manchester Talent Match.

Matty Whittaker, aged 22, of Haughton Green, went to university after leaving school, and completed a degree in animation and creative media.

But when his mum was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer in 2014, Matt took some time out to help....

Talent Coaches discuss identifying and utilising soft skills New Talent Coaches ready to work with young people

Last week, Talent Coaches from our newly commissioned organisations completed their training and are now ready to offer support for young people in Greater Manchester.

The first day of training was held in early July, where new Talent Coaches were introduced to the core principles of the programme and covered a range of topics including programme delivery, evaluation...

Talent Match Mixer Event Film

On Monday 11th July, we celebrated the achievements of young people on the programme at our Mixer Event.

Gravel & Sugar Productions captured the event in our short film:

July 2016
Attendees at the Briefing Commissioning Briefing held

On 15th July, Greater Manchester Talent Match held a Briefing Session for anyone interested in applying to host a Talent Coach.

During the meeting, attendees received information about the programme itself, what hosting a Talent Coach entails and were given the opportunity to ask questions about the process.

If you were unable to attend the event, copies of both presentations...

A selfie from the end of the event Young people share stories and successes at inspirational event

On Monday 11th July, Greater Manchester Talent Match celebrated the achievements of young people on the programme in this inspirational event.

The event was held to celebrate and inspire young people on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme, giving young people the opportunity to meet with others in similar...