What is Talent Match doing?
Since 2014 Talent Match has worked with 26,000 young people aged 18-24 who need extra support to help them along the path to sustainable employment.
As well as helping young people to find work, the programme aims to provide individuals with the skills and resilience that they need to navigate a fulfilling career.
Talent Match recognises that different people will need different levels of support to gain employment. The programme has a particular focus on helping young people who have been long-term unemployed and face significant barriers to employment, such as parenting or caring responsibilities, disability or a lack of education, to find career opportunities.
The Talent Match Partnerships work with individuals to tailor support according to their needs and aspirations, which can include wellbeing and mental health support, as well as practical help.
People in the Lead
Talent Match has been initiated by, co-designed and delivered with young people. Learning from the programme is being shared at a national and international level, as our partnerships and young people seek to contribute to policy and practice.
Young people sit as equal partners on decision-making boards at local partnerships and are involved of all aspects of the programme, from design to implementation, including selection of staff and providers, and carrying out research and evaluations of services.