News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

July 2017
Image of hands typing at a laptop Call for proposals: GM Talent Match - Stakeholder Consultation


GMCVO is seeking proposals from potential providers in relation to the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. We are looking for a consultant (or consultants) to:

1) initiate and deliver a stakeholder consultation plan which will lead to

2) recommendations for the development of a GM Wide on-line resource for employment and support...

Image of man presenting to a group of people. Employers aim to identify the potential of young people in their workshop

On 21st June, 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...

Jack Jack's confidence grows as he develops with Greater Manchester Talent Match

Since Jack joined Greater Manchester Talent Match, his confidence has grown immeasurably.

Before joining the programme, Jack had been out of education and work for about a year, he was low in confidence and motivation and suffered from anxiety and depression.

As a result of his...

June 2017
Three people sat on a bench Peter's working at the BBC after interview identified potential

Peter, 22, from Manchester is a Software Development Apprentice at the BBC, a job he started in September 2016 after six months on Greater Manchester Talent Match.

Peter, who has an autistic spectrum condition, applied to the apprenticeship after being sent a link to the...

A group of people planting in a raised bed Young people get incredible edible at Heaton Park

Young people from across Manchester met in Heaton Park recently to take part in a volunteer gardening day.

The volunteering taster event gave young people the opportunity take part in gardening activities including sowing and planting seeds and working in the orchard.

As part of the event, they also spoke to current volunteers about their experiences and...

The group of workers and young people during the event Taster sessions give young people the chance to ‘have a go’ at volunteering

Young people from across Rochdale met in Falinge Park last week to take part in a number of volunteering opportunities.

The day started with the chance to have a go at gardening in Falinge Park. Helping to make it an even nicer green space for the community. They volunteered with the community garden,...

A group of young people cheering whilst stood in a field Youth Panel log nearly 3 months of volunteering hours

We are delighted to announce that the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel, have racked up 1,991 hours of volunteering over the last year, the equivalent of nearly 3 months non-stop volunteering.

Volunteering with the Youth Panel covers everything from planning events and campaigns to cooking and rafting. The Youth Panel’s current recent...

Young Woman with brown hair. She is wearing a coat Sally lands dream job through hard work and support

Not many people can say they’re doing a job they love, but with hard work and support Talent Match young person Sally is doing just that – working with children in a nursery.

Breakthrough UK’s Talent Coaches ensured Sally, 21 from Manchester, got the support needed to follow her dreams and start to think...

May 2017
Young person with back to photographer Up to half of unemployed young people in Greater Manchester get no support in finding work

Today we launch our report on ''hidden' young people.

Up to half of unemployed young people in Greater Manchester are missing out on valuable support in finding work due to being ‘hidden’. As a result, Greater Manchester employers are missing out on potential young talent.

Due to social...

Image of lots of young people sat on round tables. The room is decorated with lights and balloons. Booking now open for Talent Match Mixer

Booking has now opened for the Greater Manchester Talent Match Mixer, taking place this year on 10th July 2017.

The event, exclusive to young people on the programme, aims to celebrate and inspire, giving young people the opportunity to meet with others in similar situations to themselves and listen to stories from those who have achieved success on the programme.