Millthorpe School has been named as the lead school for a new Careers Hub which will help to transform careers education for young people in the region.

The York, North Yorkshire, East Riding region (YNYER) has been named as one of just 20 Careers Hubs around England, which will receive a funding boost to help prepare the region’s young people for the world of work.

The YNYER Careers Hub will be made up of 35 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. Millthorpe will be the lead school within the project, coordinating activity and building networks across the Hub. Each school will have access to a bursary to allow them to train ‘careers leaders’ and support employer encounters such as careers events, mock interviews and aspiration-raising workshops.

Tim Gillbanks, Deputy Head at Milthorpe School, said: “Quality careers education, advice and guidance for students is at the heart of everything we do at Millthorpe. We look forward to working alongside other schools in North Yorkshire in equipping students with the skills and advice they need for their future careers.

“By working together, we can better prepare our young people for the world of work, improving their prospects and also benefiting the regional economy.”

YNYER Enterprise Partnership will be launching the Careers Hub in September.