MP Jo Swinson is calling on food and grocery businesses to sign up to an industry campaign to support young unemployed people in East Dunbartonshire.
‘Feeding Britain’s Future’ will see thousands of unemployed young people from across the country go into farms, factories and stores for free skills training.
Ms Swinson is urging businesses across East Dunbartonshire to get involved so that young people in the area can reap the benefits.
She said: “There were 250 young unemployed people last month in East Dunbartonshire and it would great if there were enough opportunities to get all of them involved.
“Locally we have some fantastic food and grocery businesses and this campaign is an opportunity for them to offer important skills training to those who need it most. For the local young unemployed to get maximum value from this scheme we need as many food and grocery businesses in the area to sign up.
“Any young unemployed people interested in Feeding Britain’s Future, should get in touch with our local Jobcentre Plus at 0845 604 3719. I will be writing to local businesses about the initiative and those interested in taking part can also find out more at www.igd.com/feedingbritainsfuture”