An MP has called for more work experience for young people as he backs a UK-wide search for a talented student designer.
Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, is supporting global exhibition and events company Nimlok, based in Wellingborough, in its drive to nurture talented youngsters through a competition for students to win £250 and three months of work experience.
The competition launch follows news that some 11.6 per cent of graduate leavers in 2011 who studied art and design are still looking for work.
Mr Bone said: “It is vital that businesses like Nimlok provide opportunities for young people to gain experience and hopefully a foot on to the employment ladder.
“The dip in the employment market makes it particularly hard for graduates and young people to secure a job. I hope that the Talent of the Future competition will unearth some fantastic young talented designers, and in turn help one into their future career.”
To enter the competition click here.