GM Talent Match 'Still Hidden' Conference

September 6 2018  —  by A Non, guest writer

Still Hidden - Greater Manchester Talent Match Conference: 20% discount for Business in the Community members

Report launch and conference will encourage Greater Manchester’s employers to play a leading role in improving the employment prospects for its young people

Date: 11 October 2018

Time: Registration from 9.45am for 10am. Event ends at 4pm

Venue: Gorton Monastery, M12 5WF

How to book: BITC members can receive a 20% discount on the early bird ticket price until 17th September 2018. Click here and enter the promotional code: BiTCDiscount

Over 15,000 young people in Greater Manchester are ‘hidden’. They are not currently on benefits or in employment, training or education. This means they receive no statutory support. Over the last five years, thanks to Big Lottery funding, Greater Manchester Talent Match has been working to support them. Almost 2000 young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment, education or training for more than 12 months will have been supported on a pathway to work by the end of our programme.

There is still much more to do and at our Still Hidden event you will find out how as a Greater Manchester employer you can help. There will be a range of workshops including:

Tapping into talent: How to attract your hidden future workforce

An holistic approach to reducing youth unemployment doesn’t just focus on increasing young people’s employability; it’s also about bringing existing opportunities within their reach.  GM Talent Match in partnership with Business in the Community has supported employers to make their jobs more accessible to young people with multiple barriers. Learn more about our successes and the benefits to employers of injecting new, young talent into the workforce.

The glue which keeps partnerships together: Creating effective relationships between employers, support organisations and young people

Hear about the methods GM Talent Match used for developing relationships between youth organisations, local employment support bodies and employers. Discussions will focus on building strong foundations, being prepared for problems and understanding what each party can offer and gain.


A Non