Talent Match

Key Information:

  • Supported by a dedicated mentor who will meet you on a regular basis
  • Advice on CVs, job search tips and job interview preparation
  • Help finding work experience, a work placement or industry visits/talks
  • Follow up support for 18 months after you enter employment

Are you aged 18-24 and have been unemployed
for a year or longer? Talent Match can support you
to take the step into employment or training.

Talent Match is a national project.

CXK is working in partnership with Prince's Trust, the Kent Association of Training Organsiations, Medway Council
and Kent County Council to provide the support you
need to make a change in your life.

Who is Talent Match for?

Talent Match is for 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for a year or longer. It is available to you regardless of whether you receive benefits and is also available to those already accessing the Work Programme.

Talent Match is available to those living in the following areas: Thanet, Dover, Swale and Medway.

What are the benefits?

  • Your own dedicated mentor who will meet you on a regular basis
  • Advice on CVs, job search tips and job interview preparation
  • Getting you involved in your local community
  • Finding an employer to take you on for work experience, a work placement or industry visits/talks
  • Boosting your confidence and self-esteem
  • Gaining a new and positive outlook on life
  • Support with travel expenses
  • Help to access a bursary fund to support re-entry into employment or enterprise
  • The opportunity to gain new skills in preparation for your career
  • The opportunity to shape the programme by becoming a Talent Match Ambassador, offering you the chance to gain new skills and attend free training on public speaking, media, communication and project development
  • Follow up support for a further 18 months once in employment
  • The opportunity to work with a CXK mentor or a Volunteer mentor.

How do I get on the programme?

If you want to make a change in your life today, there’s no catch: Talent Match is completely free and it won’t affect your benefit entitlement. You’ll need to be aged 18-24, haven’t had a full time job for 12 months and living in Medway, Swale, Thanet or Dover.

If this applies to you, get in touch to discover your talent:
Call: 0800 842 842
Email: andrewdennis@cxk.org