Firms can help youngsters in care

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COMPANIES are urged to give young people in the care system or leaving care a leg up when it comes to securing a job.

Durham County Council wants people to support the Teenagers 2 Work scheme, which works with businesses across the county to offer youngsters work experience vital to give their futures a boost.

It can help them develop new skills and increase self-confidence, and companies can raise their profile in the community.

Teenagers 2 Work will make sure the young person is suitable for the organisation, provide basic induction training and make regular visits to ensure ongoing support for both sides.

Call 03000 262 271.