As Sheffield’s Talent Match programme comes to the end of its funding, it calls on local employers to give disadvantaged young people a chance, as Jamie Veitch explains. Entrepreneurs and businesses across the Sheffield city region have been issued a challenge: ‘Will you help change the lives of the region’s most disadvantaged young people by taking them into your workforce?’. The appeal is from Talent Match, a programme led by Sheffield Futures which has been transforming the lives of young Neets (people not in education, employment or training) for the last four years. Its coaches work with young people on a one-to-one basis to help them with personal struggles, enable them to gain confidence, qualifications and work experience – and support them and their employer for many months. This hand-holding scheme has already nurtured 622 disadvantaged 18-25 young people who had been out of work for more than a year into … (To read the full article, subscribe below)
Jamie Veitch is a freelance writer and consultant.
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