ABOUT NTM

Naturally Talented Me (NTM) has been launched as a Community Interest Company (CIC) to address longstanding inequalities in the employment market, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Many millions are being displaced from previously secure and long-term jobs.

Current recruitment processes focus on certifications and experience. NTM provides a new approach, one that reflects the attributes of a much more dynamic and diverse talent pool and better meets the needs of employers.

It was designed to support the disadvantaged in our society – groups such as SEND, older workers, ex-military and ex-offenders – and the intervention organisations that represent them. COVID-19, and the impact it has had on sectors such as Hospitality, Retail, Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, has highlighted the importance of this new way of profiling individuals’ talents across the entire job market.

ABOUT NTM

Naturally Talented Me (NTM) has been launched as a Community Interest Company to address longstanding inequalities in the employment market, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 lockdown. Many millions are being displaced from previously secure and long-term jobs.

Current recruitment processes focus on certifications and experience. NTM provides a new approach, one that reflects the attributes of a much more dynamic and diverse talent pool and better meets the needs of employers.

It was designed to support the disadvantaged in our society – groups such as SEND, older workers, ex-military and ex-offenders – and the intervention organisations that represent them. COVID-19, and the impact it has had on sectors such as Hospitality, Retail, Entertainment, Travel and Leisure, has highlighted the importance of this new way of profiling individuals’ talents across the entire job market.

WHAT IS A CIC?

A CIC is a special company set-up that locks the main assets into the CIC – this means the software platform that forms the main offering MUST remain within the CIC unless sold at market rate to an external party or transferred to a nominated charity. It cannot be transferred for the benefit of private individuals.
 
Being a CIC means NTM is primarily set up to provide benefit for the community as opposed to private profit. At least 65% of the company profits will be split and 1) re-invested to improve the platform features and functionality for the benefit of disadvantaged job-seekers; 2) paid as donations into the communities we serve: those displaced due to COVID-19, SEND, ex-military, homeless, older workers, NEETs and ex-offenders.

OUR TEAM

The founding team behind NTM is an experienced combination of talent acquisition, learning and development and technical infrastructure specialists. Together we have over 40 years experience in a variety of high-profile companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, T-Systems, Rank Group, Prezzo and Merlin Entertainments, and have seen first-hand the issues that the old recruitment process has on enabling careers for all.
 
Working both in business and within schools has given us a clear view of the issues, challenges and impacts that have widened the talent gap and we have extensively researched across multiple partners why this has come about. In short, our skills, understanding and experience in industry and education have given us the insight needed to make a significant change in order to support those furthest from the labour market.

Nikki Mears

Learning and Development

Nick Boothroyd

Talent Acquisition