For young people to be successful in achieving a sustainable career pathway we believe employers should be involved at each stage of their journey, helping young people to explore the world of work, gain work experience and achieve employment:
Explore opportunities offer young people the chance to expose themselves to different careers. Through one day taster sessions young people get a chance to test out a career or industry they hadn’t previously considered.
Experience opportunities are typically two to six-week work experience placements to delve into a particular career path whilst developing skills. These could be paid or unpaid depending on the employer and length of placement.
Employment opportunities could be apprenticeships or entry level roles that young person can sustain for at least six months, with support from their Talent Match London support worker. Opportunities should pay at least the Living Wage Foundation’s London Living Wage, currently £9.75.
Our Employer Partners
Over the past four years, Talent Match London has been proud to partner with more than 200 employers to support young people explore, experience and gain employment – some of which are displayed below. If your organisation would like to find out more about partnering with Talent Match London please contact us.
Over the past four years, we have partnered with HM Treasury to offer over 100 young Londoners a unique taste of what life is like working in the heart of Whitehall:
Transport for London
In January 2018 we partnered with Transport for London to launch their apprenticeship recruitment, more than 500 positions were available across 22 apprenticeship pathways:
Over an informal lunch, young people met and learnt Proco Global’s CEO about how he built a business from scratch to operate across the globe in just eight years:
Talent Match Mark
Award for youth friendly employers
Launched in 2017 the Talent Match Mark is a prestigous new award for employers that recognises and celebrates outstanding organisations that support young people throughout their journey to work – encouraging and providing them with opportunities to explore and experience work as well as creating opportunities for employment.
There are four award levels of the Talent Match Mark; bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Employers are awarded for how many stages of a young person’s journey they offer career interventions.
Watch our short video introducing the Talent Match Mark.