News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

June 2017
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.

Two men talking to each other. Man is left is wearing a suit and man on right is wearing a hi-vis vest Martin encourages other employers to work with young people in their community

Throughout the last two years, Martin Gallagher director of the GPL Group, has been working with Talent Coach Graham Cooper at The Broughton Trust to run an apprenticeship programme for ten young people from the area, all of whom had a number of barriers to employment.

Whilst Martin provides the...

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 Match in each Greater Manchester local authority. It includes the numbers engaged, Talent Coach coverage, job outcomes and information...

Chris Hulse from Job Centre Plus presents to the group Talent Coaches learn from each other at quarterly forum

On Wednesday 19th April, Greater Manchester Talent Match Talent Coaches attended their main forum, held at the St Thomas Conference Centre in Ardwick.

The event was split into three parts, an information session for Talent Coaches from...

March 2017
Image of two men stood in front of backdrop. "The backdrop says AD Sprinkler Systems Ltd" John starts work after involvement in Future Proof Campaign

John, 25, from Bolton, struggled to find work after the death of his father leading to a prolonged period out of work.

Antonio Cabuderra, John’s manager, is a Section Manager at AD Sprinklers, an automatic sprinkler and fire protection systems specialist based in Denton.

Through their involvement in Greater Manchester...

A screengrab from the film Film maker Matthew publishes short film

Matthew Lycholat had a great time creating his own short film during an opportunity he took part in as part of his Greater Manchester Talent Match journey.

Matthew took part in a digital skills programme as delivered by Reform Radio, in partnership with the Manchester Adult Education Services and NLDC. The...

Watch our video of the Big Conversation

The Big Conversation was an event that gave young people and employers the chance to meet in a relaxed space and challenge stereotypes they might have had about each other. Employers also offered advice and support on writing CVs, applications and attending interviews.

Watch the video to see a summary of the event.   


Young women presenting to a crowd Poet Charlotte wows audience of 100 with her story

Charlotte, 19, from Wigan went from sitting at home alone to performing in front of an audience of 100.

As a result of her Greater Manchester Talent Match journey with Reform Radio, Charlotte took part in a residential poetry course with Arvon. Having always struggled with public speaking, the course left her with...