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    Jenny and Brandon enjoying the Conference
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    Julie and James enjoying the SEND Conference

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We are Talentino

Our Vision is to improve social, educational, personal and economic outcomes for ALL young people especially those with SEND and learning difficulties through high quality career development 

You can find us in over 50 Special Schools around the country in 18 LEP areas as well as in mainstream schools and special projects, for example Young Carers and Looked after children

WHO WE ARE

We are a team of senior business professionals who have joined forces to create an award-winning model to professionalise the conversations that you are having with young peolple. This might be from teachers, from Careers Leaders, or from Employee Mentors from the world of business!

WHAT WE DO

We train your school staff and employer volunteers to run our career development programmes for mainstream schools, Special Schools and Primary Schools all of which deliver against the Gatsby Benchmarks.

It’s in the Box! is a career coaching programme which enables pupils in Year 7 to 13 to make better career decisions by exploring options, creating career development plans, engaging with employers and developing employability skills

Careers at Every Level is a careers programme for young people with a range of learning difficulties which improves the possibility and probability of paid work through classroom based career coaching, employer engagement including work experience and Enterprise

Bambino is an careers programme for Primary Schools helping children develop STEM Employability Skills through Enterprise projects and is cross curricular

Catcote Academy Aspire

Our promotional video to showcase our work with local businesses which is helping to improve the work skills of our students and prepare them for their futures. Please take a moment to look at the film and feel free to share it with others. We would be especially interested if any of you, or your friends, may have any opportunities in their business for our students. #focusonwhatweCANdo

Posted by Catcote Academy on Saturday, 15 July 2017

WHAT WE ARE PROUD OF – SO FAR!

  • Our impact measurement shows young people in our schools are achieving improved outcomes
  • We have trained nearly 1000 Early Career Coaches with 10,000 young people in scope, 4000 of which have learning difficulties
  • First participants on the Careers at Every Level programme for young people with learning difficulties are getting job offers.
  • We have won places on the Big Issue Caterpillar Cocoon, Big Venture Challenge (Unltd), Young Foundation and the Ernst and Young Social Enterprise Accelerate programme.
  • We hold the Matrix Quality Award for Careers
  • Our full programme is accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council!

 

You tell us...

Our Social Impact Report is now available

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Our Clients and Partners told Matrix that: "we are passionate and ‘devoted’ to the career development of young people, that we are inspirational and infectious and we really believe in getting the best outcomes with young people anything is possible in addition to the product being high quality, innovative and new. Customers like the fact they can adapt it for their own needs. They like our openness and engagement with critical friends and our willingness to listen to a wide range of views. We have a good network of partners and relationships to deliver the vision and extend our reach into places that would not normally be able to access career development"

Matrix Quality Assessment, January 2016



"Our partnership is transforming the way in which young people with learning difficulties and their families perceive themselves as being employable as well as employers gaining confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding about the way in which young people with learning difficulties can contribute to their businesses both economically and socially."

 

Brandon Mills, Deputy Head Teacher Brookfields School

Matrix Accreditation Body
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