Talent Match London is a partnership of organisations, including Community Links, testing innovative youth-led solutions to unemployment and sharing learning for social impact. We support young people between the ages of 18-24 who are currently NEET (not in employment, education or training ) and who live in the London boroughs of Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Tower Hamlets. The programme is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and has been running since 2013.
The model is designed by young people and governed by young people. Participants embark on a personalised journey, which builds skills and aspirations, inspires confidence, connects them to opportunities and ultimately helps each young person find a fulfilling career. We focus on outreach, using innovative methods to find and engage with young people for whom previous employment programmes have failed, while also working with employers to design solutions and develop the skills participants need to thrive.
Our provision has exceeded targets year on year and has been particularly exceptional in the areas of outreach and engagement. This success was recently commended by the prime, London Youth, along with the London-wide partnership.