You have something amazing to offer an extraordinary group of young people: Your experience, your skill and your enthusiasm for your job. By becoming a Talent Taster partner, you can change a life and help a young person find, grow and use their talent!
Talent Tasters are a chance to try out a job in manageable, bite-sized chunks – the average taster is just two to three hours long. They are designed to engage and inspire the younger generation with hands on learning experiences. They’re more sustainable and impactful than traditional work experience both for the young people and for the organisations delivering.
Talent Tasters give young people the chance to try out different jobs, cultural experiences, college and university. We offer Tasters for entry level and jobs which require experience – all designed to inspire the young people and raise their aspirations for a brighter future.
Our young people are offered the chance to choose two of these sessions as part of our ground-breaking mentoring and wraparound support programme. All designed to help young people find, grow and use their talent.
We’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with your business to help design, develop and deliver the best Talent Taster sessions. We’re already have almost 50 committed organisations, with 5 to 5,000 employees, across multiple sectors, with tasters for over 200 different jobs.
After delivering more than one hundred tasters covering 16 distinct industries over the course of a year, we know that Talent Tasters really work. There are so many stories, so many sparks of future careers being created. Simply, many more life chances and radically better futures.
One young man found a talent for joinery and carpentry after a three hour Talent Taster at City Building. His attendance at school dramatically improved and he’s now working towards gaining the qualifications he needs to get an apprenticeship. One young woman attended our Paramedic Talent Taster at the Ambulance Academy. She found she had what it takes to be a great paramedic and she’s working towards getting the grades she needs to apply for the Academy. One young person was so inspired by an Automotive Mechanic talent taster that he organised another visit to a garage with his mentor. He is now attending college an afternoon a week studying mechanics.
The Talent Taster you deliver could be a life changing experience for our young people. The moment they realise ‘I could do this!’