Talent Match Programme to be Launched in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that it will be working with Greater Manchester Talent Match to build relationships between local employers and ‘Employment Support Host Organisations’, including Talent Coaches, to provide local opportunities and jobs for young people across Greater Manchester. The Greater Manchester Talent Match programme will run throughout 2018 and the Chamber is keen to ensure that the programme has a longer-term legacy.

The partnership will be launched later this month, with an event to showcase how employers can benefit from involvement with the programme, followed by promotion at the Chamber's 42 Action for Business (A4B) events across Greater Manchester throughout the year. Talent Coaches are invited to attend these events.

The partnership will also see the Chamber sourcing opportunities for young people, including six employer visits, and sharing research on new employers and growth sectors in each borough of Greater Manchester.

Marie Graham, Programme Manager of Greater Manchester Talent Match, said: “We are very excited to be working with Greater Manchester Chamber. By building relationships with employers throughout Greater Manchester, we hope that this partnership will create even more valuable opportunities for young people and contribute to a strong legacy for the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme moving forward.”

Joy Sewart, Head of Skills Development at Greater Manchester Chamber, said: “As the UK’s Chamber of the Year 2017/18, we are delighted to be awarded this important contract, which will give employers the chance to offer new career prospects to young people aged 18-24. We look forward to raising the profile of Greater Manchester Talent Match across our Greater Manchester business base this year and beyond.”

For more information, please contact sara.boswell@gmchamber.co.uk.

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, providing business support to approximately 4,500 members who collectively employ 446,000 people, around one-third of Greater Manchester’s workforce. Recognised as a leader in its field, Greater Manchester Chamber’s reputation in government circles has grown locally and nationally. At the heart of the area of greatest economic intensity outside London and the South East, the Chamber is the primary body for business support, policy, representation and networking. The Chamber is an independent, not-for-profit private company and its aim is to support businesses and help create the best climate for the region to prosper. This is achieved by ensuring that those taking decisions on key issues such as transport, taxation and business regulation hear the voice of our members. The representation of our members’ views is central to the work of the policy team at the Chamber; these views are gathered in a range of ways including our local councils, policy committees, sector councils, the main Chamber council, focus groups, meetings with politicians and consultations. The Chamber also offers a range of networking forums across Greater Manchester, free as part of membership, plus a variety of other events and services designed to benefit specific sectors or individuals and help businesses to grow.

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