If you have been out of education, work or training for a year, then Talent Match can support you to work toward your career goals by building skills, confidence and motivation through volunteering, training and employment opportunities.

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Talent Match is a course being delivered by Gingerbread, in partnership with London Youth in London and GMCVO in Manchester, and funded by Big Lottery. It’s aimed to help young single parents get back into work, education or training.

On the course, you will have the freedom and time to explore your options and decide what direction you want to take with work, training or education in the future. Through personalised one-to-one support, the course helps to build skills, confidence and motivation through volunteering, training and work experience opportunities. There will also be the chance to take part in social activities, group sessions and excursions.

What you get on the Talent Match course

The journey is tailored to you and we guide you through the following steps:

  1. Outreach (we meet you in the local area)
  2. Personalised support
  3. Opportunity to gain transferrable skills
  4. Job preparation
  5. Employment engagement (we put you in touch with established employers).

Benefits of the Talent Match course

  • CV development
  • Interview skills
  • Opportunity to meet other young single parents
  • Personal development and confidence building
  • Learning work-life balance
  • Understanding how single parent skills transfer to the workplace.

Who can take part?

Single parents living in London or Manchester aged 18-24 who have been out of education, employment or training for more than a year.

Where can I attend a Talent Match course?

Talent Match is open to single parents in London and Manchester.

When is the course running?

The course is running until December 2018.

Join the Talent Match training course

Contact us via our form. A member of our team will then be in touch with you to talk you through the next steps. You can also call us on +44 (0) 800 652 3166 to register your interest or to discuss what might be suitable for you.