Failure in Education – The Why Behind the News

For me, being successful in the education system is so much more than getting good grades and going to the likes of Oxford or Cambridge. It’s also about feeling prepared for adulthood – a young person figuring out what their place is in the world and learning about...

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Single Parents: So Many Struggles, So Little Time

Being a single parent has many challenges, including employment, especially looking for employment while dealing with the everyday struggles that come with looking after a child. But that comes with its own problems.   Childcare should be a right, not a privilege....

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Talent Match London Share & Learn 2018

On Tuesday 6th February 2018, the whole Talent Match London and Talent Match Croydon partnership came together for our annual Share and Learn. Organised by Pamela Masha, the organisation’s Partnerships Officer, the Share and Learn is a day where everyone...

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Education vs Employment

Education and employment are both very important parts of a person’s life; there has always been a social progression from learning and education to some form of employment. But behind the stories of how the government is changing the education and employment sectors...

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Giving Young People A Voice On Employment

On the 18th of December 2017, we attended the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) on Youth Employment meeting. The group is a regular forum for discussing youth employment issues with interested parties in government, business, and the third sector. The APPG is...

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Children’s Rights Inquiry

On the Friday 17th of November, London Youth was invited to contribute evidence to the Greater London Authority’s second London Children’s Rights Inquiry, which was hosted in Westminster as part of Parliament Week with the theme of ‘apprenticeships, training, and jobs’ and was hosted by Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare.

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61% decrease in Apprenticeship starts since the Levy introduction – what employers should consider…

This week the Department for Education released their Statistical First Release on the number of Apprenticeship starts from 1st May to 31st July 2017, the first quarter after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. It was disappointing to learn that during this period the number of apprenticeship starts has actually decreased by 61% over the same period last year.

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Feeling Blue: Part 3

Armed with a cup of coffee, I was in the middle of making a very important decision. After the fiasco that was my disagreement with Tom and Mum being even more annoying than usual, I had had hardly sleep; the sleep that I did have was punctured by images of Mum and...

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Feeling Blue: Part 2

It was the next day. I had had a restless night, my attempts at sleep disrupted by Tom’s words playing on a loop in my head, so now I was arming myself with bittersweet coffee and music that would hopefully spur my brain into action. I didn’t think I was ever going to...

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FEELING BLUE: PART 1

It was a sunny day in June, and that was putting it lightly. The sun was beating so hard on my windows that I was afraid it was going to break them. People flickered on my laptop screen as I attempted to binge watch one of my favorite TV shows, but it wasn’t going as...

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The Talent Match Mark Launches

Employers called on to offer job opportunities to disengaged young people on National Employability Day  Employers are being urged to offer opportunities to disengaged young people so they can get the vital work experience they need to find jobs. The call comes on...

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Talent Match London shortlisted for ERSA award!

Talent Match London  joined other employment support providers and Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt, to attend the Employment Related Service Association’s (ERSA) Employability Awards 2017. Talent Match London, London Youth’s...

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Meet our Apprentice…Chloe!

Doing an apprenticeship is a great way to earn a salary, get training and qualifications and develop your career. Best of all almost all apprenticeships can be made accessible, so having a disability should not restrict a young person’s choice. Both employers and...

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Working With Disability

In 2015, Former Talent Match London Youth Leader Ashar Smith and group of young disabled Londoners from the Talent Match London partnership decided to reach out to other young disabled people and empower them with knowledge, leadership, and inspiring role models. The...

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