Talent Match recognises your right to make choices, therefore your participation is completely voluntary. From the outset you will opt to engage and you will be supported to make informed decisions. You will be supported by a mentor who will provide solution focused support. The mentor will work with you to begin to identify your individual barriers and start to look at strategies on how to address them to help you move forward.
Talent Match Mentors Will Work With You To:
- Develop stability and help prioritise and start to address barriers identified.
- Develop a personal plan/journey, helping you to progress through that journey at a pace that suits you.
- Identify a range of activities for you to choose from that address issues prioritised within your personal plan.
- Identify opportunities for volunteering & work experience that are available to progress you to where ultimately you want to be.
- Gain confidence and skills leading to employment or starting your own business.
What makes Talent Match different?
- Mentors only work with 10 young adults, ensuring intensive and individually focused support.
- You will be actively involved in designing and purchasing your programme of support that meets your individual needs.
- You are at the heart of the project you will have the opportunity, if you want to help shape the project through membership and involvement in the Talent Match Steering Group and/or local hub user groups.
- There is real business involvement providing you with employer visits/talks, volunteering, work experience, and job opportunities.
- Your involvement is voluntary, you have the choice to commit.
Talent Match can particularly help young adults if you are 18-29:
- Have been out of work for longer than six months.
- Are not accessing any employment support.
- Looking after children or other family members.
- Have a disability or mental health problem.
- Are a care leaver.
- Are a member of travelling families.
- Are or have been homeless.
- Are or have been engaged in substance misuse.
- Currently or have been involved in crime.