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Talent Match targets  young adults aged 18 to 24 who are furthest from the jobs market and have been NEET for 12 months or more. 

The project focuses on targeting those who are furthest from the job market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system. Many face severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work. The young adult receives intensive support and coaching from their key worker for 12 months on a flexible and responsive pathway

  • 1:1 mentoring support Group activities focused on improving social awareness, emotional and personal development
  • Links to external support networks and agencies
  • Activities to encourage self reflection and critical thinking to develop employment related skills such as CV building and cover letters
  • Access to a bursary for bespoke training and work related resources
  • Exclusive access to work experience and job creation opportunities
  • Access to online mental health support through
  • Making your Mind Up (MYMUP) A peer to peer support network and social calendar led by the Youth Association.

To be eligible for Talent Match, individuals must be aged 18 to 24, a resident of the West Yorkshire District and have been unemployed for 12 months. Those who have experienced short periods in employment (up to 6 weeks) are still eligible for the programme

 Contact:  

Samantha Harrison
Talent Match Key Worker
07860 952814

Stephen Bedeau
Talent Match Key Worker
07793 618769  

talent.match@newground.co.uk