News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

August 2017
Young man looking into distance Talent Coaches attending training on working with young offenders

On Tuesday 8th August, 10 Talent Coaches attended a Working Effectively with Offenders course.

The course, ran by Back on Track, explored topics such as understanding key terms such as 'on licence' and 'breach', explored the barriers faced by ex-offenders and looked at how to best advise a young person about how to disclose their offences...

Black and white image of man holding guitar Matt is off to music college thanks to GM Talent Match

Guitarist Matt is turning his passion and talent for music into business after joining Greater Manchester Talent Match at Breakthrough UK.

You can read Matt's story here.

Youth Employment UK logo Young people driving the skills agenda with Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK today released the findings of their Youth Employability Skills Review 2017.

Calling on the expertise of partners across the sector, Youth Employment UK have recently completed research exploring 86 employability reports in which 26 different employability skills were cited as priority skills young people need to...

Two women on a piece of fire equipment. They are wearing harnesses and pretending to be afraid. Fire Service Volunteering Taster day a success

On Wednesday 2nd August, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service hosted a Volunteering Taster Day for Talent Coaches and young people on Greater Manchester Talent Match.

Volunteer Co-ordinators went through the range of volunteering opportunities available as a Fire Service Volunteer from an Events...

July 2017
A group of six people all of them are smiling NHS welcomed young people to learn about their Admin Careers

On Friday 21st July, a group of young people and Talent Coaches were welcomed to the Central Manchester University Hospitals to learn about the various routes into admin.

A very varied and interesting afternoon saw attendees learning about being a PA to a very busy Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, handling high-level complaints, managing...

A young man head and shoulders shot. Smiling at the camera Aaron is cooking up a success

Aaron has been cooking up a brilliant success story, going from unemployment to a job he loves since the start of the year.

Click here to read Aaron's story.

What are we doing in your local area?

We have just published our Local Area Report on the Reports page of the website

This report covers the level of beneficiary engagement with Greater Manchester Talent Matchin each Greater Manchester local authority. It includes the numbers engaged, Talent Coach coverage, job outcomes...

Two women stood to either side of Ed Miliband MP. They are all smiling GM Talent Match bring the house down at the People's Powerhouse

On Wednesday 12th of July, Greater Manchester Talent Match attended the People’s Powerhouse event in Doncaster.

The event, held as a response to the Northern Powerhouse, brought together practitioners, policy makers, opinion formers, local people and stakeholders with an aim to share best practice, learn, debate policy and share what’s...

Cllr Linda Holt - Mayor of Stockport Talent Match Mixer - a GIF Journey

On Monday 10th July, Greater Manchester Talent Match celebrated the achievements of young people on the programme in an 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 situations to themselves and listen to stories from those who...

Two women holding signs. One says "I pledge to talk about mental health in the workplace" Can you help to #MakeMentalHealthWork?

From 17th July to 21st July 2017, the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel are running a week-long social media mental health awareness campaign aimed at employers.

We'd like you to get involved!

The campaign was conceived by the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel. Their aim was to get the issue of mental health discussed in the workplace....