Black Country Talent Match hosted their first Employer Networking Event at the Wolverhampton Science Park. Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded programme focusing on youth unemployment, working with 18-29 year olds who are furthest from the labour market, offering them intensive mentoring and support to overcome specific barriers to employment.
Talent Match Black Country is now entering its third year of success in working with local young people. Their networking event, hosted by Professor Ian Oakes (Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton) allowed employers to meet with other employers who have already engaged with the Talent Match programme in order to help Black Country Young People to realise their potential (including AlphaDrive, Midlands Metro Alliance and ZF Lemforder.)
Guest speakers shared their experiences of the Talent Match Programme and explained how Talent Match can help employers meet their Corporate Social Responsibility, whilst also giving them access to motivated, work ready applicants for their vacancies. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from one of the young people from the programme currently working with ZF Lemforder in Darlaston.
Local employers who are interested to find out more about getting involved in the project can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and register to attend the next breakfast networking event on June 28th.