Young people have been involved in the design and development of Talent Match London. Hear from some of our youth board members about their experiences and why a programme like this is needed in the capital.

28 Jan 16

Top tips for interview success!

    You’ve applied for a job and now you’ve been invited to an interview. How are you feeling? Nervous? Excited? Both? There’s no need to worry because below are some tips to make the process a little bit easier. Before the interview As soon as you find out you’ve got an interview, make sure…

2 Jul 15

Lateisha

Before she began with Talent Match London, Lateisha Dobbs was struggling to find work, but not for lack of effort or enthusiasm. By her own admission a quiet and reserved person, the team at Collage Arts working on Talent Match London helped Lateisha to find a more extroverted side and even offered the opportunity to…

21 Jan 14

Kenny (20)

Youth unemployment is a massive issue and I’ve got a lot of friends who are looking for ‘jobs’ who are qualified with degrees, and a lot of friends who are looking for ‘jobs’ who don’t have any formal qualifications whatsoever. A big problem we face is that there are too many young people looking for…

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21 Jan 14

Marie

It’s not true to say that all young people who are out of work do not have the right skills. I am a freelance videographer and songwriter, and have been for about four years now. But it is really hard to find work these days-there is a lack of opportunities. As a young person, looking…

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21 Jan 14

James

I have Down’s Syndrome and people like me find it really difficult to get a paid job. I can do more than just stacking shelves but these are the only types of jobs people offer me. Talent Match London will help employers to look at what I can do, not at what I can’t.

21 Jan 14

Jace

I moved to the UK in 2010 without qualifications in English, Maths and Science. I wanted to set up my own bike repair business but lacked the work experience and skills. Now I need help to get my qualifications so I can get a job to pay for a van and other things that I’ll need for my business.