News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

January 2018
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,...

Homelessness Housing and Benefits Training

On December 14th and 15th, Shelter provided training to some of our Talent Coaches to explore some of the pressing issues faced by young people - housing, homelessness and welfare benefits. 

24% of our beneficaries have experienced homlessness.* Our young people face a multitude of barriers that limits their job search, but by...

December 2017
Main Forum November Talent Coach Main Forum

On Wednesday 29th November, Talent Coaches from across Greater Manchester came together at St Thomas Centre for the Main Talent Coach Forum. The morning involved two sessions: Young People and Substance Misuse, and a Now Hiring workshop which discussed Greater Manchester’s retail sector. The afternoon included an examination of plans which will help ensure young...

Andy Burnham at GMCVO Andy Burnham confirmed as keynote speaker at The Big Conversation 2018

We are excited to announce that Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has been confirmed as our keynote speaker for The Big Conversation 2018 on the 17th January at King's Conference Centre, Manchester.

The Big Conversation is an upbeat and informative event bringing employers and young people together in a...

Young people presenting to an audience of employers Employers discuss benefits of mentoring at December’s Employer Workshop.

On 12th December, we co-hosted our Greater Manchester Employers Workshop with Business in the Community as part of their Future Proof campaign.

Business in the Community’s Future Proof Campaign is backed by the City & Guilds Group and...

Big Lottery Vacancy: GM Talent Match Programme Manager (Operations)

Greater Manchester Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment, education or training for twelve months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway to work.

As we are entering the final year of the...

The Big Conversation is back for its fifth and final year!

When: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Where: King’s Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB

Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Lunch will be provided.


November 2017
Person looking at board full of post it notes Development Officer Vacancy - Full Time

Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) is looking to recruit a Development Officer to work on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme with other delivery partners.

This post is currently funded until December 2018

NJC equivalent: Points 28-31 (£23,945 - £26,539)

This role has two key roles:

October 2017
Image of young women waving her hands in a celebratory way. She is sat next to a man in a waistcoat. Mixer Event: Diary Room video launched

During our Mixer event, we spoke to young people in our Diary Room.

We asked them how they've changed since joining the programme, what their proudest acheivement has been and what the best thing they have done so far has been.

Click here to watch the video.

Scrabble tiles spelling out the words "mental health". Providers sought for mental health support

Invitation to Tender – Greater Manchester Talent Match project – Mental Health Support

GMCVO is seeking tenders from potential providers in relation to the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme.  We are looking for an organisation to deliver; a service that would provide signposting, information and training for Talent Coaches on the programme, to enable them to better support young people who are...