School leavers in Wirral are set to benefit from three new initiatives announced by the Conservatives to improve advice, options and further studies.
Over the last five years, the number of 18 to 24 year olds in the Borough who are out of work and claiming benefits has fallen from 2,335 to 1,110.
Now, in moves that will help more school leavers get better careers advice, financial support to take up an apprenticeship or continue with studies locally, Conservatives have announced:
- Careers advice is set to be improved for school leavers as Wirral is included in among 20 areas for new 'Careers Hubs' of schools and colleges working with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.
- From August this year, care leavers in Wirral who choose to start an apprenticeship, will also be eligible for a new £1,000 bursary to help them transition into the workplace.
- Young people in Wirral who wish to continue studying subjects such as maths and physics are set to benefit from a new world-leading maths education with a brand new specialist school backed by a top university.