Good news story from Collage Arts delivering Talent Match London in North London in partnership with KORI, Enterprise Enfield, Rinova and Metropolitan.
The Collage Arts partnership have been working hard to complete the new Talent Match London office to offer a fresh new environment for young people to explore, learn and work in. The space has been designed to be used multi-functionally where young people familiarise themselves with a different kind of working space and can observe it being used in different ways first-hand.
One of our objectives is to offer the space to employers as an interview and “meet the young people” space, benefiting both prospective employers and young people. This also creates a fantastic opportunity for the partnership to gather valuable research about employers needs, build relationships and introduce candidates to job vacancies where available and suitable.
This approach has already proved successful as our first employer has given a job opportunity to a young person on Talent Match London. Cocorose London is a high-end UK-based shoe manufacturer and one of the fifty-five businesses working from the Chocolate Factory 2 creative hub in Haringey. They have embarked on a new venture with a pop-up shop located in London’s Monmouth Street in Covent Garden.
Birsu (22) is the successful candidate and she enrolled onto Talent Match London through KORI in May. An Enfield resident, Birsu had been unemployed for over 18 months and was interested in working in the Fashion Industry. Birsu attended several group and one-to-one sessions with the Collage Arts team to identify needs, develop skills and make the link with an employer to complete the first stage in her journey. Whilst in work, she will continue to receive aftercare and support to help sustain a productive career.