Project information

Talent Match

Talent Match is targeting young people who are furthest away 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.

June 2014 - June 2017

Charity information

Learning Partnerships

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  • Need


    The project aims to help young people who are furthest away from the jobs market by offering 1-2-1 support, confidence building and interview preparation in the hopes of providing young people with the opportunity of finding a work placement, volunteering opportunities or possibly a 6 months paid job creation.


    The project offers 1-2-1 support for young people who feel they need additional support when looking and applying for work. The project allows key-workers to work closely with our young people to help support them in the areas they feel to improve. In some instances, learners may lack confidence in CV writing or applying for jobs and will be supported with this. Whereas, other more advanced learners may lack confidence or people skills and may need support with interview skills etc.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    supports young people age 18-24, who are furthest from the jobs market.


    » Young people will be supported into identified activities and, where necessary, interventions to help them move closer to employment.

    Ensuring that our young people edge closer to the jobs market by gaining employment, work experience and/or training.

  • Impact


    Ensuring that more young people (18-24) have more opportunities and support towards gaining full time employment.


    Lack of referrals onto the project and the reliability of the young people being referred onto the project


    Personal letters, timelines, testimonies, photos, annual reviews, seasonal newsletters, news and events on our webste

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Work Placements Taking learners to places of work
      £5,000 Interviews Taking learners to interviews
      £5,000 Learner Travel Costs Providing travel costs for Public Transport to attend appointments and classes
      £5,000 Admin / Resources Providing resources / Admin support to help run the project
      £40,000 Staffing Costs Staffing costs to run the project

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    The Big Lottery £60,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Talent Match is based around the city of Leeds


    Young people within the City of Leeds

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are within Leeds City Wide Metropolitan District. We have the facility to deliver the Talent Match project city wide at various locations.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Debbie Banks

    Key worker - provides 1-2-1 support to young people on the project

    Jenny Harris

    Key worker - provides 1-2-1 support to young people on the project