News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

March 2018
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.


February 2018
Employer event: Getting the most out of apprenticeship programmes

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 businesses create quality and accessible...

January 2018
New Youth Panel Chair

This month, the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel elected their new Chair, Cicely Hill. Cicely has been an active member of the Youth Panel since July 2017 and, as Chair, will represent the Youth Panel on the programme’s Partnership Board, at programme events and in leading the Youth Panel meetings.

The Youth Panel is a group of volunteers, who represent Greater Manchester’s young people in the...

Mental Health Support for Young People with Greater Manchester Mind

Following our recent commissioning period, we are excited to announce that we will be working with Greater Manchester Mind to provide mental health support to the young people on Greater Manchester...

Andy Burnham on stage at the Big Conversation Discussion, Engagement and Real Opportunities at the Big Conversation 2018

The Big Conversation took place on Wednesday 17th January 2018, bringing together young people and employers to have a meaningful discussion on the issues surrounding youth unemployment. The event concluding with a keynote speech from Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, who emphasized the need for a ‘...

Balfour Beatty work with GM Talent Match to improve Strategic Communications

Greater Manchester Talent Match staff met with members of a Balfour Beatty ‘High Potentials’ Project Team at the end of 2017 to look at their recommendations around programme communications.

Balfour Beatty’s ‘High Potentials’ programme is designed to prepare some of the most talented mid-level leaders for...

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...

Strictly Boardroom BBC World of Work Visit

At the end of November, a group of Talent Coaches and young people visited the BBC for a fascinating World of Work visit.

The visit started in the Strictly Come Dancing Boardroom where David Longworth, Apprenticeships and Training Schemes Manager, talked through the various job types and careers available at the BBC. These included content making for programmes, journalism, business, administration,...