Talent Match

The aim of the Leeds City Region Talent Match Project is to engage with approximately 2,300 young people aged 18-24 who are long term unemployed and who require intensive support and coaching through a Key Worker approach in order to access a flexible and responsive pathway which will support them to get into, or closer to work.

The project is worth £6.9m over 5 years and will operate across the 5 districts of West Yorkshire including; Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield and will therefore be responsive to need identified by local panels and collated by Local Infrastructure Partners.
Partnership Information
For information about the members of the Talent Match partner members in the Leeds City Region please click here… 


A really big thank you to all who made our recent celebration conference a massive success.  The entire event was planned and hosted by members of the Leeds City Region Talent Match Youth Ambassadors and it was great to see all the interactions and interviews with Matt Poole – Head of Funding (Investment) from The Big Lottery Fund, keyworkers and members of the project team.
A major theme for the day was how to plan for the next two and a half years of Talent Match in West Yorkshire and the legacy that all those involved want to leave after the formal programme completes.
The conference videos are now uploaded onto our Youtube channel and a big thank you goes to all the staff at the Youth Association for their invaluable support in making the event ‘happen.


Celebration Event Videos

Adam’s Story

Adam spent some time unemployed due to a lack of skills.  He has been supported by Talent Match into paid employment – working with HR Training in Leeds.
The company specialises in training and skills development in the construction industry.
Check out our new short case study video here…

Stacey’s Story

Stacey is a recent participant on the Leeds City Region Talent Match programme.  After receiving intense support from Jenny, her keyworker at Learning Partnerships she is moving on with her life and taking part in new volunteering and training developments – with a particular focus on sport.
Click here to check out her video.