Companies in Corby are being asked to back a major new scheme to help young people find a job.
Experience Corby is being launched in October by Tresham College and the town’s MP Andy Sawford.
The aim is to enlist as many firms as possible to offer young people, aged from 18 to 24, work experience placements for up to four weeks.
Rachel Kay, managing director and deputy principal at Tresham College, said: “As Corby has been highlighted as a youth unemployment hotspot we feel it is important to establish Experience Corby through partnerships with local businesses and our employer responsive arm Evolve.
“Tresham is excited to launch this initiative that will begin in Corby and grow countywide to provide both companies and young people the links they need.
“We are encouraging as many local businesses as possible to sign up and welcome local young people, providing a period of work experience to help prepare them for work.”
Firms interested in the scheme can attend a meeting on September 16, at 2pm, at Tresham College, Corby.