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Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “We are committed to improving social mobility and supporting more young people in today's rapidly changing careers landscape."
 
“We have already pledged to invest £1million in scaling up proven careers and enterprise programmes in the first six Opportunity Areas, helping thousands of young people in the greatest need.
 
We look forward to working with government and the Local Enterprise Partnerships, alongside business, voluntary organisations and schools and colleges in these new Opportunity Areas to offer more young people valuable experiences with employers and mentors to help prepare them for the world of work."