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Talent Match

What is Talent Match….

Talent Match targets young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.

What is Talent Match’s aim….

The Big Lottery, who fund the Talent Match project nationally, aim to boost opportunities for young people by bringing together partnerships of employers, education providers and others, led by local charities. The investment was co-designed with young people, both centrally and in each of the 21 partnership national areas, and will continue to have young people at the heart of decision making process throughout the programme.

Find out more about Talent Match….

Talent Match in Kirklees…

Leeds City Region Talent Match Project, managed by Your Consortium aim is to engage with approximately 2,300 young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

Paddock Community Trust successfully secured ‘Key Worker’ status with Your Consortium in 2014 and in the first year of delivery Paddock Trust exceeded all performance expectations.

Joining Paddock Community Trust’s Talent Match…..

If you are, or know a young person aged 18-24 who has struggled getting into work, is feeling demotivated by the situation why not try Talent Match.

Talent Match offers the opportunity to work 1-1 with an experienced key worker who will help participant’s to access relevant training opportunities and support services. The programme puts the participant at the centre and builds a programme which suits the individual. Access to voluntary placements and paid employment through Talent Match ‘Job Creation’ will be available.

Talent Match ‘Job Creation’ enables the project to fund a job for 6 months in a company or sector that the participant wants to work in. The Talent Match participant will gain an actual wage throughout the 6 months with key workers working with participants to secure the role in the long term for the participant or utilise the experience to gain permanent job.

Talent Match for Employers……

If you are an employer who would like to find out more about the project or Job Creation please contact

Talent Match