MYA Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded initiative aimed at:
- young people aged 18-24;
- who have been out of employment, education, or training for over 12 months; and
- are furthest away from the labour market. (This includes those who have been on the work programme for over 18 months, those on lone parent, incapacity or ESA benefits, and those outside the benefits system.)
The aim of the project is to work closely with individuals providing intensive support to help them gain sustainable employment.
There is a MYA Talent Match drop-in based in the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre every Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, where you can meet the MYA Talent Match mentor for Sefton. (Click here for directions.)
No appointment is needed and the service is completely free.
If you have any questions please contact the mentor for Sefton, Lynne Evans, on 0788 935 6929 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Merseyside Youth Association website.
How Talent Match Works
Your mentor Lynne Evans will meet with you for an initial assessment to help you develop a personalised development toolkit. This will help you identify your own “golden ticket” for your future.
Lynne has access to various types of support and opportunities, including:
- Therapeutic support (counselling/anger management etc)
- Substance misuse support
- Housing issues
- Confidence and motivation
- Personal development activities including residentials
- Employability and Practical skills
- Work and volunteering placements
- Business start up support
- Post employment support
The support available is not time bound and is offered based on your individual needs. With your mentor’s help you will have improved access to employment, training, and further education.
As well as the one-on-one meetings, various group sessions are held at The Brunny including First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene and confidence building.We can also help with job search, improving your CV and support with completing application forms.
Talent Match Benefits
So far 1625 young people have developed work-related skills through the programme.
Of those, 484 will go straight into jobs and 83 new businesses which trade for more than 12 months will be created.
Read more about the project and its successes here or contact us for more information.