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Royal seal of approval for Sunderland students

Pupils from St Robert of Newminster School in Washington with their awards Photo: St Robert of Newminster School

A Sunderland programme which helps young people improve their employability has helped a group of teenagers gain a major accreditation.

The Work Discovery Sunderland encourages schools in our region to take part in the Industrial Cadet scheme which is a national programme inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales.

The initiative is designed to introduce young people to the world of work while giving them a nationally recognised award, showcasing that they have been involved in quality work experience.

HRH The Prince of Wales Credit: PA

Thirty five pupils from schools across Sunderland received silver and bronze certificates at an awards ceremony held at The Stadium of Light. It's hoped the training will help strengthen the pupils' CV's going forward.

Number of pupils from schools across Sunderland to receive silver and bronze certificates.

Industrial Cadets is proud to be accrediting Work Discovery Sunderland, with a view to the students involved gaining more from taking part in the programme.

It’s a fantastic, innovative scheme, offering a wide range of Industry exposure which looks to inspire the younger generation.”

– Rachel Mackie, Industrial Cadets Area Employment Engagement.