What is it?

Talent Match is an innovative project, led by panels of young people and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which aims to match long-term unemployed young people to employment and training opportunities.

The role involves:

  • having regular meetings with a young person
  • providing a young person with support to move towards employment, education or training
  • supporting a young person identify goals and targets to work towards
  • empowering them to make their own decisions about their development
  • signposting them to other organisations for support

What is the impact?

With your support working with a young person, you can help them sharpen their CV or interviewing technique, build their confidence and support them into the next stage of their professional life. 

What is the time commitment? 

Ideally, a Talent Match Mentor is expected to commit to around four to six hours per month for a minimum of a year.

My experiences have been very rewarding. I have helped 75% of the young people I have been matched with to gain meaningful employment. I’ve watch them grow in confidence and social skills… the best thing about mentoring is receiving the call from the young person saying ‘I got the job!’.
Natalie Smith, Talent Match Mentor

Opportunities available in:

Kent - Medway, Swale, Thanet and Dover

East Sussex - Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill-On-Sea

Essex - Southend, Basildon, Thurrock and Tendring

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