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Clegg backs careers drive

Nick Clegg throws his weight behind an initiative to send employees into state schools to talk about their careers.

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Clegg: 'Successful people can help young people reach their potential'

Nick Clegg Credit: Reuters

The Deputy Prime Minister is driving efforts within the coalition Government to improve social mobility and ensure poorer youngsters are not hindered in life because of their background.

Mr Clegg said:

"Too many young people get the message that the best jobs are not for them.

"Inspiring the Future will give state school students the chance to see, hear and make a connection with someone in a career or job they might not have thought about.

"The power of making connections that inspire young people is immeasurable and can be life-changing.

"Many successful people can point to a moment in their lives when they were inspired to become the people they are today. Now it's their turn to help young people fulfil their potential."

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