Students have been laying the foundations for a potential career in the public sector.
Pupils from TyneMet College took part in ‘experience days’ designed by North Tyneside Homes.
During a 12-day period, the students – selected via a realistic application and interview process – shadowed staff from North Tyneside Council.
Richard Brook, business development manager for North Tyneside Homes, said: “We are proud that we are able to support TyneMet students gain realistic and valuable experience in applying for jobs and actually spending time in the workplace.
“We hope that this helps the young students enter employment in the near future.”
Sue Davison, schools and employer liaison officer at TyneMet College, said: “The young people work really hard, giving them a realistic experience of recruitment and selection workshops is invaluable.
“At a time when youth unemployment is at such a high level, having the support of North Tyneside Homes gives them not only work experience but hope for the future.”
The experience days have been used as an example to other employers keen to help the students.