Bishop of Durham backs Darlington youth jobs drive

The Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Justin Welby The bishop said he felt passionate about the issue

Related Stories

The Bishop of Durham is backing a scheme to create dozens of new jobs and apprenticeships for young people in the Darlington area.

Darlington Foundation for Jobs will run in 2012 and its target is to give young people a better chance of finding work.

The initiative aims to develop more effective links between schools, colleges, universities and employers.

The Rt Rev Justin Welby said it was very important and had the potential to transform lives.

"This is something I feel passionately about. It is of huge importance and has the potential to transform a very, very large number of lives," he said.

He acknowledged that businesses needed to deal with the current economic crisis but they also needed to plan how they would emerge from it and recognise the issue of youth unemployment.

The bishop is patron of the initiative, which is supported by Darlington Partnership, The Northern Echo and Darlington Borough Council.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees



Min. Night 15 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Man holding lipWitch hunt

    The country where a writer accused of blasphemy must run

  • Espresso cupNews quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • A woman's stomach with the words "I love IDF"'War porn'?

    Support - and disdain - for women posting sexy selfies for the IDF

  • Malaysian plane wreckage in UkraineFlight risk

    How odd is it to have three plane crashes in eight days?

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Canada.Hidden rail trip

    Canada's tiny, two-car shuttle is a train lover's dream with scenic views


  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.