Employment

Case Studies

 

JH, 18, lives with his mum in Bolton, who acts as his full-time carer; due to JH’s eating disorder which he requires support to manage. He withdrew from College in early...

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Manchester Young Lives (MYL) are one of Greater Manchester Hidden Talent’s Delivery Partners....

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After leaving school in 2016, Mizanul, 18, was living with his family in Oldham. He left school in 2016 and drifted into working a kitchen job in a take-away. Mizanul did...

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What do they do?

First Step Trust is an employment charity providing opportunities for people excluded from working life because of mental health conditions, learning disabilities, drug...

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News

The Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent Youth Panel have participated in their first...

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The Greater Manchester (GM) Good Employment Charter sets out seven standards for ‘good work’ (security, flexibility, pay etc). If more GM jobs met these standards it would make a big dent in in-...

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A £4.9 million programme to tackle unemployment has been launched in April 2019 with backing from the European Social Fund.

The funds have been granted by the government’s Education and...

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It is estimated that 150,000 Greater Manchester residents are out of work due to their health – making up almost 2/3 of unemployed adults in the city region. For people aged 50 to 64 in particular...

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GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead by...

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We are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has secured funding to deliver the Greater Manchester Talent Match Hidden Young People...

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As of December 2018, delivery of the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme has officially ended.

This video charts the unique approach the programme took to tackling youth unemployment...

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Greater Manchester Talent Match have published a second piece of revealing research exploring how best to reach 'hidden' young people.

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 3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their life time. Employers have an important role to play in supporting their workforce balance work with their caring responsibilities....

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When it comes to mental and physical health, minimising work stress by providing an environment in which health and wellbeing is promoted is crucial. Reports show 62% of employees attribute...

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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently developing a Good Employment Charter which aims to encourage and support employers to become more productive and...

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On October 11th, Greater Manchester Talent Match hosted the Still Hidden conference at The Monastery in Gorton.

Still Hidden marked the culmination of the five-year programme and an...

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Reece and Saqib's, creative experts from Contact Theatre review the content of GM Talent Match's Still Hidden conference. They superbly...

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Matt, 21, talks about how working with his Talent Coach, Richard, has helped him gain the confidence to launch a career as a self-employed guitar tutor. 

 

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GMCA is leading on the development of a Good Employment Charter. The aim is to enlist all employers to make employment more accessible, rewarding and sustainable.

There has already been one...

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The Cabinet Office have published a Call for Evidence on offender employment. They would like to get responses from as many public, private and voluntary sector employers, organisations and...

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On 14th June, we co-hosted (with BITC) our latest Employer Workshop. 

Employers came together at Barclays offices in Manchester city...

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The Greater Manchester Talent Match (GM Talent Match) Youth Panel amassed a whopping 2,026 volunteering hours from April 2017 to April 2018, up from 1,991 the year before. The...

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Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel member, Nicola Jacques, has been offered a six-month work experience placement with Manchester City Council.

This follows her and fellow...

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Do you have good local reach and excellent connections? Have you got the vision and insight to help us understand the journey that carers over 50 undertake on their way to employment? Are you able...

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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...

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On Tuesday 7th June 2016, Fran Barrett, Chair of the Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel took part in the Future Talent Panel Discussion at Business in the Community (...

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Five members of Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel have successfully completed their Silver level Community Reporter training and earned their Community Reporter badges...

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Young people aged 18-24 on the Greater Manchester Talent Matchprogramme have come together to campaign about the use of the term NEET.

The term NEET (Not in Employment,...

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A new short film has been produced by GMCVO-led programme, Greater Manchester Talent Match to showcase a new innovative way of tackling youth unemployment.

The film features David...

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A new short film has been produced by GMCVO-led programme, Greater Manchester Talent Match to showcase a new innovative way of tackling youth unemployment.

The film features David...

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Simple Project

Caring, Living, Working, led by GMCVO and delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, is a Greater Manchester wide project that will target mainly private sector...

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GMCVO was the lead partner in Greater Manchester Talent Match - a Big Lottery-funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young...

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GMCVO’s Stimulating Demand for Apprenticeships project ended in October 2015 and proved very successful in raising the voluntary sector’s awareness of the advantages of...

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GMCVO is part of a  strategic partnership that will enable a collaborative approach to the delivery of the European Social Fund (ESF 2014-20) and other employment and skills programmes....

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Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million Greater Manchester (GM) level programme aimed at creating more age-friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age. It is funded...

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Complex Project

Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent is a voluntary youth employment programme co-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Building on...

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Publications

Greater Manchester Talent Match was a GMCVO-led programme (2013-18) that ended in December 2018.

This Big Lottery-funded...

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Over 2017/18, the GM Talent Match Youth Panel worked with ...

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GMCVO-led Ambition for Ageing’s Working Potential has released a briefing that outlines how VCSE organisations can support older carers as employees or potential employees and therefore lead by...

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Building on the learning from 2017's Hidden report, Still Hidden delves deeper into hidden young people’s...

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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 of the lack of support for ‘hidden’...

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An evaluation of the Greater Manchester Talent Match 'Big Conversation' which took place in December 2015.

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GMCVO briefing outlining the funding available for small employers from the National Apprenticeship Service and the extra incentives available in Greater Manchester.

The involvement of a project which supported small groups to build the confidence and skills of unemployed adults from the most disadvantaged and excluded communities has been hailed a 'valuable...

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