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Welcome To
Talent Match

Are you aged 18 -24?

Have you been out of work, education or training for 12 months or more?

Do you need support to get into work?

Do you have barriers you need help overcoming?

Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded programme that supports young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment, education or training for twelve months or more who need extra support along their pathway to work. The programme was co-designed with young people and our Youth Panel are at the heart of decision-making throughout.

The Talent Match team are providing what you, the young people, told us was missing from other youth employment schemes - a personalised, holistic approach that supports you to overcome personal barriers to employment.

Employer engagement is key to the our programme and we have some great employers working with us. We also recognise the value of volunteering opportunities to young people and are working to further develop them at all times.




As lead partner Groundwork Greater Nottingham have selected local partners across Nottingham, Notttinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire to provide a specialist one to one service right where you live.


  • “I feel happy for the first time in a very long time and I feel I’m doing something that is making a difference – even a little bit- and that’s all I’ve always wanted to do is to make a difference in one way or other.”
  • "I enjoyed feeling like I belong somewhere with people. I enjoyed all of the opportunities it opened up in my life. I met a lot of wonderful people and together, we made an extraordinary difference within the community of 18-24 year olds who are NEET"
  • “The range of volunteering events I’ve attended have allowed me to update my CV and gain skills that have shown employers that I am committed to maintaining and increasing my skills and knowledge. Now I have a full time job!.”

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