News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

October 2017
Image of employers taking part in activity. They are throwing balled up paper into a cardboard box Employers workshop: a report from a programme participant

On 14th September, 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 supported by Talent Match in Greater Manchester.


Four people wearing funny masks. They are posing for a camera off-screen Mixer Event: Video from the day

On Monday 10th July 2017, young people and their Talent Coaches gathered for their annual Mixer event to share their own stories and experiences of Greater Manchester Talent Match.

We heard stories of young people in employment, looking for work and taking part in volunteering. We took part in activities, met other on the programme and heard from speakers including the Mayor of Stockport and...

Inspiring Confidence in Young People and Mindfulness Techniques training

On the 21st September 13 Talent Coaches attended a training session on Inspiring Confidence in Young People and Mindfulness Techniques. 

During the morning workshop trainer Juliette Yardley who has delivered sessions for us previously...

Students from the University with their certificates University of Salford students rewarded for work with GM Talent Match

The work of students from the University of Salford was recognised last week during an awards ceremony with Greater Manchester Talent Match.

The students were joined by staff from Greater Manchester Talent Match to thank them for their input into a research project on volunteering.

The research carried out by the...

September 2017
Hands typing on a laptop Working with Shared Future CIC on online employment support tool

Following a commissioning period, we are pleased to announce that we will be working with Shared Future CIC and Reason Digital on a piece of work around developing an online employment support tool and reviewing the current Opportunities Hub

The GM Talent Match programme will...

Cropped image of a person wearing a suit. Invitation to Tender – Local Employer Support

This process is now over.

GMCVO is seeking tenders from potential providers in relation to the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme.  We are looking for an organisation to build relationships between local employers and our ‘Employment Support Host Organisations’ including their Talent Coaches in the different localities of Greater Manchester through our local...

A group of people looking happy Barclays World of Work visit - a success

On Friday 8th September a group of young people and Talent Coaches were welcomed to Barclays in Piccadilly place. They had a very interesting tour of all the back office departments that manage all the behind-the-scenes functions that keep the bank running on a day-to-day basis. Everyone was amazed at the variety and number of entry level roles and the volume of processing that the...

image of the back of a person's head GM Talent Match research featured on Youth and Policy blog

Greater Manchester Talent Match ‘Hidden Young People’ research has featured in a piece on Youth & Policy, a blog focusing on critical analysis of issues and policies relating to young people.....

Person presents to group. July Main Talent Coach Forum

On Wednesday 26th July, Greater Manchester Talent Match held the latest of their quarterly Talent Coach Forums at the St Thomas Centre at Ardwick Green.

The day was split into two, with an optional informal morning focused on responding to hate crime alongside the quarterly Now Hiring session, followed by the afternoon session that saw the launch of a new ‘Employability...

GMYN Logo Hidden Figures - the 15,000 people who don't seek help.
Guest blog by Edward MacNeil
Fundraising & Marketing Intern at GMYN

In March 2016, it was estimated by Greater Manchester Talent Match (GMTM) that nearly 15,000 young people were ‘hidden’ in Manchester, based on data from the Office of National Statistics. These young people (aged between 16-24) are disengaged from the welfare state and are not...