£220,000 of funding secured to create new West of England Careers Hub

A new West of England Careers Hub is being set up to improve career opportunities for young people, thanks to £220,000 worth of funding from the Careers & Enterprise Company.

It was announced yesterday that the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have secured funding from the Careers & Enterprise Company to establish the new Hub.

Managed by WECA and the LEP, it will initially work with 25 schools and colleges from across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The schools and colleges will be supported to improve careers opportunities and work experiences for young people, allowing them to make more informed choices about their careers.

Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor, said: “Our region is home to over 40,000 businesses and has one of the highest skilled workforces in the country.