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.
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.