Talent Match is a Big Lottery £108 million investment to tackle youth unemployment in 21 areas of England. It is targeting young people who are furthest from the jobs market, including those who are completely outside of the benefits, work and training system and facing severe barriers to gaining the skills they need to get into work.
The aims of the evaluation and learning contract are:
to track the success of the programme and projects within into identify what works well, for whom and in what circumstances to share learning and improve practice.
To date project outputs include:
- First Annual Report (2014) (Summary also available)
- Thematic Report on Partnership Working and Development (2014)
- Thematic Report on Early Experience of Involving Young People (2014)
- Thematic Study of Employer Involvement and Engagement (2015)
- In-work support: What is the role of in-work support in a successful transition to sustained employment? (TM Case Study Summary Theme Report) (2016)
- Key worker models: What key worker approaches, capacity and capabilities are important at different stages of the journey to employment? (Talent Match Case Study Theme Report) (2017)
Other project outputs by the lead, CRESR:
- Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: 2013-19 - Common Data Framework: Annual Report (2015)
- Talent Match Evaluation and Learning Contract: Briefing Report (2015)
- Talent Match Case Study Theme Report: Mental health and well-being (2015)