The Art of Understanding


On a beautiful sunny day, after months of suspense, we finally got to see the amazing installation at Leeds University. Our Talent Match ambassadors have been involved in a collaborative project with students from @stageleeds, which part of Leeds University’s School of Performance and Cultural Industries. They have taken part in several creative workshops which … Continue reading The Art of Understanding

It’s an arty party


Our Talent Match Ambassadors are well underway with their input into a collaborative art project involving the University of Leeds. A group of art students are conducting a community-based action research project which gathers together the experiences of those involved with youth employability services. The project will explore different ways in which to design and … Continue reading It’s an arty party

Let’s make it work


After plenty of hard work throughout the autumn, our Outside the Box project has reached a successful conclusion and published its new guide for young people struggling to start or return to work and their employers. Let’s make it work is a guide to help young people and employers who want to take them on … Continue reading Let’s make it work

Our KFC partners pay a visit


We were thrilled to welcome representatives of KFC, our new corporate partner, when they visited our Wakefield head office today.  The visit was coordinated by Louise Norris of the KFC Foundation, who invited regional KFC managers and coaches to come and hear all about TYA’s work and the difference it’s making across Yorkshire. Our friends … Continue reading Our KFC partners pay a visit

Mel’s made it


Long-time Talent match Ambassador, Mel has finally secured the career-job she’s been looking for since university didn’t work out for her.  As she starts her higher-level apprenticeship that will lead to a permanent Executive Officer job in the Civil Service, she has spent a little time reflecting on the changes that Talent Match and being … Continue reading Mel’s made it

Hexthorpe girls get ready for their big performance


Our Hexthorpe girls group were busy this week, collecting their costumes and enjoying a well earned KFC after months of hard work planning and preparing for Hexthorpe Community Awards Night on 15th November. They took part in community cleans-ups over the summer with other community members and will now host an awards night to celebrate … Continue reading Hexthorpe girls get ready for their big performance

Ambassadors present at National Conference


Three of our longest serving Ambassadors attended the Talent Match National Conference, which was held at the Sheffield Hilton last week, to speak about the power of partnership working, their involvement in co-production and how it has impacted on them. The team certainly dressed for the occasion, suited and booted, they impressed the audience by … Continue reading Ambassadors present at National Conference