The Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent Youth Panel sits at the heart of the programme.
Hosted by programme partners, Greater Manchester Youth Network, the Youth Panel are valued participants in the planning, design and evaluation of our work.
Members are aged 18-25 and have at some point experienced barriers to employment. As such, they act as our conscience and keep the programme accountable to the needs and viewpoints of our target groups.
From listening to and working with our Youth Panel we have a better understanding of the diverse needs of marginalised and vulnerable young people and the barriers to employment that they face.
The Youth Panel lead on specific elements of programme delivery including workshops in which they review the accessibility of employers’ entry level roles.
The Youth Panel are members of the GM’s Hidden Talent Strategic Steering Group.
Throughout the course of the programme, the Youth Panel will choose their own projects relating to contemporary youth employment issues.
Examples of Youth Panel-led projects from Greater Manchester Talent Match offers an insight into the kind of work the Youth Panel will lead on: