About Talent Match


Welcome to Talent Match Sheffield City Region. Not just another employment programme!

Talent Match is a £10 million programme funded by The Big Lottery Fund. It started in 2014 and will run until December 2018. It is a programme that helps young people aged 18-24 get into work. We’re passionate about working with young people who have been out of work or training for one year or more.

We have learnt so much about youth employment in our region: through applying 1-1 support through coaches who they trust, we are giving people fresh chances, new opportunities and different holistic approaches to supporting people as individuals.

Our aim is to transform youth unemployment in Sheffield City Region and we have learnt so much about supporting individuals to progress and achieve more fulfilling lives through education, employment and training.

We want our learning to inform the future of employment programmes for young people and ensure that no-one is left behind in the future.

Talent Match Sheffield City Region works in Sheffield City, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bolsover, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield and Northeast Derbyshire.

Sheffield Futures is the Lead Agency for Talent Match Sheffield City Region, but we work with external partners who provide the coaching support for young people on the programme.


Doncaster west development trust
Bolsover partnership

We have Local Coordinators in each of the local Talent Match areas. They oversee the coaches in their area and help develop and monitor the successful management of the programme.