Learning & Data
Latest Programme Data
Since January 2014, when we launched Talent Match London, 2201 young people aged 18-24 that were previously out of education, employment and training have been supported. To date:
- 340 young people have started work, with a further 106 having sustained employment for six months or more
- 37 young people have turned their idea into a reality by starting a business. A further 11 have been running their business for at least 12 months
Download our latest programme data report for full details of the young people that Talent Match London is reaching and the outcomes they are achieving – including a breakdown of those young people who were previously not being supported by statutory support services.
Young Londoners & Work Experience
This survey of almost 600 16-24-year-olds shows how 63% of young Londoners believe they are denied career-making work experience opportunities because they think employers value ‘who you know, not what you know’ and don’t take account of individuals’ skills or ambition.
The survey also reveals that:
- 80% of them say it is difficult to break into the jobs market without relevant work experience
- 85% of them want employers to offer more work experience opportunities.
The poll shows how key London growth industries such as creative and culture, finance, and media are the most in demand – but can feel impenetrable when it comes to getting work experience.
Reach Out. Enable. Connect.
This report draws on our learning from our first two years of delivery. At the time of publish, more than 250 young Londoners facing some of the biggest barriers to building careers had already landed jobs through our approach which reaches out, re-engages, and connects them back into jobs, training and self employment opportunities.
Using official data, this report estimates that the capital has as many as 35,000 disengaged and jobless young people who – for a variety of complex reasons – are not claiming any out of work benefits and therefore by and large do not or cannot access help to build positive futures for themselves.