Talent Match (Croydon) is focused on supporting young people aged 18-24 who have been outside employment, education or training for 12 months. We particularly focus on the so-called ‘hidden NEETS’ - those who are not claiming work related benefits and are not accessing statutory support. 


Play Place is working the East of the Borough to support those based in New Addington, Shirley, Heathfield and Ashburton to develop their skills in their area of interest to either get back into Education or find employment.


Each Young person will have access to a mentor who will meet with them to identify what they would like to do, then set achievable goals to work towards whilst on the programme.


Play Place has engaged with a variety of partners to support Young people into areas such as music, mechanics, construction etc.


If you are aged 18-24 and have been out of employment or education for the past 12 months, then do get in contact. Alternatively if you know someone who is, then please refer them to us.


We can support you from working through the paperwork for Universal Credits, writing a C.V. to finding the right apprenticeship or work experience for you.



Funded by:

  • The program is funded by Big Lottery and managed regionally by London Youth. Delivered Across Croydon by 4 organisations;
  • Play Place are delivering New Addington, Shirley, Heathfield and Ashburton.