Youth-friendly award for council

Corby Council is the first authority of its kind in the country to gain a Youth Friendly Badge.

It has been awarded by Corby-based not-for-profit organisation Youth Employment UK. The badge requires a minimum commitment to two youth-friendly activities a year, such as organising mock interviews, career talks or offering work experience placements.

Council leader Tom Beattie said: “It has been tough for many people across the country to find work and this is especially true for our young people.

“As a local authority we want to be able to help in any way we can to improve our young residents’ chances of employment and this is why we put time and resources into working with local schools and taking on apprentices.”