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Daily relaunches campaign which helped more than 100 find work

A regional daily has relaunched a campaign which has helped more than 100 young people find work.

The Shropshire Star’s Ladder for Shropshire was launched in early 2015 in a bid to help increase the number of apprenticeships on offer.

Similar campaigns have also been run by the Star’s Midland News Association sister daily the Express & Star, Wolverhampton.

The Star has relaunched its campaign in recognition of the “growing need to pass on skills to the next generation” and to help keep young people in Shropshire in order to help the county’s future business landscape.


Editor Martin Wright said: “We were very pleased with the achievements of the Ladder, and surpassed our own expectations with the number of jobs that were created.

“With the issue of skills in the workforce becoming ever-more pressing, and with the need to ensure we have the talents and capabilities necessary to make a success of Brexit, this seemed like the perfect time to relaunch the Ladder.

“The Ladder will be working hard to connect businesses with apprentices.

“This will ensure employers are confident that the roles they create will be filled and they can expand in Shropshire, and will give young people a foot on the career ladder that could take them to the top of their industry.”