A NEW online service has been launched in Leeds to help young people plan their careers.

Start in Leeds has been developed by Ed-tech company U-Explore through a contract awarded by the city council.

The service will be available to every young person in the city moving through high school, college and into work. It will give young people the chance to access the most up to date information to help them plan future study and careers. It will also allow them to build a digital profile and CV and to search and apply for post-16 full-time education and apprenticeships.

The contract has been awarded as part of the Leeds Careers Charter which was launched in the city last week.

Executive member for learning, skills and employment Cllr Jonathan Pryor said:”As part of our commitment to ensuring that young people have the best possible opportunity to fully realise their potential the Leeds Careers Charter sets out a clear commitment to provide guidance, experiences, support and technology to young people.”