The Islwyn Work Experience Scheme has been created by local MP Chris Evans. He said he was motivated by the high number of 18-24 year olds who were out of work in the area.
The scheme is being officially launched at Coleg Gwent's Crosskeys campus today.
A new scheme aimed at getting young people into the job market is being launched in Islwyn.
The Islwyn Work Experience Programme offers 18-24 year old the chance to gain experience by completing eight-week placements with local employers.
The aim is to give young people practical experience of a workplace, while they look for permanent work, without effecting their Job Seeker's Allowance.
Among the businesses that have signed up for the scheme is Barclays, which is offering four placements at their Risca and Blackwood branches, and General Dynamics.