Over 30 senior pupils board scheme for better career choices

Senior pupils at three Moray secondary schools have agreed to join a scheme aimed at assisting them in making their future career choices.

Over 30 pupils attending Lossiemouth, Elgin and Speyside High Schools will be paired with mentors taking part in the Career Academies UK programme.

Under they programme they will be offered advice, master classes and a four-week internship with participating companies.

Career Academies UK provides young people a chance to develop their work skills through the scheme. They work with 16-19 year old students with little or no background of higher education, who lack the networks and role models of their wealthier peers.

Participants are given the confidence and opportunity to engage with employers to increase their chances of securing a good job or place at university.

Earlier this year Diageo teamed up with Moray Council to announce their support for an initial three-year programme with the organisation that it is hoped will eventually see 260 pupils from schools throughout Moray taking part.

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