Talent Match London has been designed by young people and is a new approach to tackling youth unemployment.
It aims to:
• connect young people to opportunities
• build trust and confidence
• nurture talent and develop skills
• shape productive careers and pathways
With a particular emphasis on supporting those young people facing the biggest barriers aged 18-24 years old, Talent Match London is delivered through a collaboration of over 30 third sector partner organisations across the capital. The 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 has adopted a youth-led approach to supporting long-term unemployed young people into positive, productive futures and takes young people through a Journey of Change. By working with young people, employers and organisations firmly grounded in the community, Talent Match London will help young people not only find work but navigate fulfilling and long lasting careers.
Collage Arts is the lead partner delivering in North London (Haringey, Enfield and Waltham Forest) along with other long-established youth development and training organisations: Rinova, Enterprise Enfield, KORI and Metropolitan.
The team in North London are offering an innovative #DiscoverYourTalent model incorporating Creative Industries and Innovation, Youth Work, Mentoring, School of Life, Career Coaching and Entrepreneurial Support 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.