Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson heard just how important work experience placements can be to prepare young people for employment when he met Sefton Education Business Partnership.
Bill met with Partnership manager Gill Ditchburn who told the MP about the work that Sefton EBP do.
Sefton EBP is part of an established national network of over 100 Education Business Partnerships we exist to create opportunities for businesses and young people to work together.
Gill told Bill that young people learn a tremendous amount from their time with local businesses and other employers, while employers themselves benefit as they get the chance to work with young people.
Bill said giving young people the opportunity get into the workplace gives them an insight into jobs which could lead into future careers.
Bill said: "I was very impressed by the work done by Gill and the Education Business Partnership and I can see the value of the work they are doing. Helping young people understand what it is like at work is a great way of supporting them and of supporting businesses in Sefton.
"It is good news for young people especially at a time of high youth unemployment and also good for business, jobs and the economy given the difficult times which we all face.”