News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

March 2017
1 Image of three women with middle woman holding a certificate. 2 Snapchat image of young woman National Apprenticeship Week: Tahmina

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we are celebrating the successes of our apprentices.

Tahmina Begum joined GMCVO in July 2015 as an apprentice administrator working on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme.

Fast forward one and a half years and Tahmina...

February 2017
Man in hat looking into camera Award winning Thomas has grown in confidence

Thomas, 21 from Bury has recently been awarded with an creative media award from PANDA.

When Tom, who has autism, met his Talent Coach, Hayley Bancroft from Groundwork BBOR, he was struggling to find work due to general anxiety, social anxiety and a lack of work experience.

Hayley worked with Tom to build his confidence through one-to-one sessions and...

Scrabble tiles spelling out the words "mental health". Talent Coaches attend Mental Health First Aid Training

On 8th and 9th February a group of nineteen Talent Coaches completed a Mental Health First Aid Training course delivered by Re-Align Futures.

Mental Health First aid is a nationally recognised course that teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may have a mental health issue and gives...

Tish scores a winner with her first paid football coaching role

Tish Burke, 23 from Manchester has scored a winner after getting her first paid football coaching role.

When Richard Phillips, a Talent Coach at Breakthrough UK first started working with Tish, she was helping out at her local football club for a bit of fun; she wanted to work as a coach but had no idea how to go about it.


Head and shoulders shot of man smiling John is boxing clever with Greater Manchester Talent Match

Amateur boxer John is looking forward to a bright future after completing two years on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme with Breakthrough UK.

Having completed an apprenticeship with YMCA in Horticulture, John is now working as a gardener.


January 2017
What are we doing in your local authority area?

We have just published our latest 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...

Why a ‘Big Conversation’ can help tackle youth unemployment in Greater Manchester

Over one hundred businesses, employees and young people met at an inspiring event held at People’s History Museum on 24th January.

The Big Conversation event gave young people the unique opportunity to meet employers in an informal environment with both groups being...

Josh with Tracey Josh pays tribute to Talent Coach Tracey

Greater Manchester Talent Match has many Talent Coaches across Greater Manchester, who support young people along their journeys to employment.

Tracey Briggs is one of two Talent Coaches at Back on Track Manchester, a Manchester charity that enables disadvantaged adults to make lasting, positive changes in their lives

A representative of Back on Track said...

Abbie at Get Oldham Working Abbie helps to shape employment for young people in Oldham

Abbie, 20, from Oldham played a leading role in helping to shape a local Council’s traineeship programme for people with learning disabilities

After a long period of unemployment, Abbie joined Greater Manchester Talent Match and with the support of her Talent Coach took part in a number of work and volunteer opportunities.


December 2016
Looking back at 2016...

We've achieved so much this year and we'd like to thank everybody who has been involved in the programme in 2016. Without our Talent Coaches, young people, governance groups, employers, host organisations, delivery partners and stakeholders, we would not have been able to achieve what we have.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.