Talent Match London launches
Wednesday 22nd January 2014 – Talent Match London launches today, a Big Lottery Fund and London Youth programme designed by young people that aims to create opportunities for the most disadvantaged, supporting them into training, work and careers over the next 5 years. With a particular emphasis on supporting those young people facing the biggest barriers, and delivered by a cohort of voluntary sector partners in the capital, the new programme is part of the Big Lottery Fund’s £100m, nationwide Talent Match initiative which is focussing on 21 youth unemployment hotspots across the country.
Talent Match London is a youth-led approach to supporting long-term unemployed young people into positive, productive futures. By working with young people, employers and organisations grounded in the community, Talent Match will help young people not only find work but navigate fulfilling and long lasting careers.
Talent Match London has been designed to provide not only the skills, but the confidence, resilience, networks, and the sustained backing that young people might need as they set out to navigate fulfilling career pathways. By providing personalised one-to-one support to all young people on the programme, we believe Talent Match London will help more of them achieve meaningful and sustainable jobs and opportunities and help those facing the biggest barriers to overcome them.
“With the Talent Match London journey you will get all the necessary and desired skills required by employers”
Marie, Youth Board
“Talent Match London is about helping the next generation find out what they’re good at to get the careers they want”
Jace, Youth Board
Collage Arts is the approved lead partner in the North London boroughs of Haringey, Enfield and Waltham Forest. Along with other established youth and training organisations: Rinova, Enterprise Enfield, Fashion Enter, Kori Arts and Metropolitan, we will create an exciting programme for young people and designed by young people, incorporating Creative Industries and Innovation, Youth Work, Life Coaching and Mentoring encompassing Five Pillars that have been identified by young people as missing for those furthest away from the job market: targeted outreach, personalised support, transferable skills, job ready skills and employer engagement.
Collage Arts and its partners support the unique approach of Talent Match London which brings together young people, third sector organisations, employers and stakeholders to work in an innovative way to help young Londoners develop their long term careers prospects.