Evaluation of Talent Match North East

How we hold and process your information

Consilium and Wavehill have been appointed by The Wise Group to see how well the Talent Match North East Programme has performed, what has worked and what could be improved.  We would like to know if and how the support provided has helped participants like yourself.  By taking part in this study you can help us to find out.

Your contact details were provided to Wavehill, the company undertaking the research, by The Wise Group.


The questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete. Participation in the survey is voluntary, though we very much hope you will take part.


Based on the information you provide we may also ask your permission to develop materials for publicity purposes and the project may use anonymised quotes for publicity purposes. However, you will not be named in any of the evaluation reports unless we approach you to agree to developing a case study based on your experiences. This means it will be impossible for anyone to identify you from any published reports.


It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for The Wise Group or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of this programme.


This is an independent research evaluation although it has been commissioned (is being paid for) by The Wise Group.


Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this evaluation within six months of the end of the evaluation.


If you have any comments or would like to discuss any issue in relation to this evaluation, you can contact Jamie Buttrick at Wavehill who is leading the team undertaking the study (jamie.buttick@wavehill.com | 07766 304208) or, alternatively, you can contact Arthur Affleck, Evaluation Officer for Talent Match North East at The Wise Group via  Arthur_Affleck@thewisegroup.co.uk or 07989 692734.


You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales.  Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • To access your personal data held by The Wise Group

  • To require The Wise Group to correct any mistakes in that data

  • To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing

  • For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’


Please contact Arthur Affleck if you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection.  You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk  or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Further information

1. Why is this evaluation happening?

The purpose of this evaluation is to know if and how the support provided through Talent Match North East has supported you to move closer or into employment. 

2. What type of information is collected through the survey?

The survey will focus on how individuals received the support, their opinions of such support and the outcomes / impacts it had.

3. What is personal data?​

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person.

Wavehill uses personal data provided by The Wise Group to facilitate this survey and will collect personal information, such as your name and business name, as part of this evaluation.

4. How long will personal data be kept for?​

Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract.

5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey?

​This research is being undertaken as part of the evaluation of the Talent Match North East programme. The overarching aim of Talent Match North East is to help tackle youth unemployment in the North East of England.  This takes the form of a range of long term, individualised and flexible support to young people experiencing significant barriers to progressing towards the labour market. 


The evaluation enables The Wise Group to understand whether Talent Match North East is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities in the North East to inform other work to support young people looking to gain employment. For example, the information collected might be used:


  • To decide whether changes need to be made to the Talent Match programme

  • To decide whether schemes like Talent Match should continue in the future

  • To understand the best ways to support young people facing barriers to progressing towards the labour market.


The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of The Wise Group. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary.

6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey?

The data will be analysed to enable The Wise Group to highlight the key achievements and added value/impact of the project against its stated objectives and output targets whilst also informing succession activity in conjunction with the Talent Match North East Board.

The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual.

7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey?

Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey and to prepare the final dataset. They will delete personal data within six months of the end of the project.


The dataset The Wise Group receives from Wavehill will be anonymised - information that could be used to identify individuals will be removed.