The Youth Panel were at the heart of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme. They worked as a team to support with the planning, design and, most importantly, the evaluation of Greater Manchester Talent Match. The Youth Panel met monthly and sat on different strategic groups within the programme. All Youth Panel members had at some point experienced barriers to employment. Even though the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme has ended, we are delighted that the Youth Panel will continue for the forseeable future. Their activity will be supported by our partners at Greater Manchester Youth Network.