News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

September 2017
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...

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...