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Transforming our region

We’re joined together with The Prince’s Trust in a four-year partnership as their leading Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) partner in the North East.

The North East has one of the highest levels of youth unemployment in the UK, with more than one in ten young people (14.6%) currently not in work. A report from The Prince’s Trust revealed that 48% of young people in the North East don’t feel prepared to enter the workforce

Our partnership wants to address the digital skills gap and reduce the risk of vulnerable young people from becoming pushed further away from the job market. We hope our collaboration will fuel social mobility in the North East.

Focused view of Anthony Thomson and Will.i.am in the background.
Will.i.am being shown a project.

So what are we actually doing? We’re investing in programmes and centres in the region. Plus, our team at our HQ in Durham, who have extensive digital and technological skills, will be providing mentoring and workshops to to the young people of The Prince's Trust.