BURNLEY Council is to help fund careers education for young people in the borough.

Developed and funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company, and overseen by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's skills and employment hub, the Careers Hub covers three Lancashire regions – Burnley, Pendle and Blackpool.

It will be made up of local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.

The hub will have access to support and funding to help them meet the ‘gold standard’ of careers education.

Leader of Burnley Council, Cllr Mark Townsend, said: "Burnley Council is supporting this initiative because we want our young people to have access to the best careers advice in the country.

"The local area has good jobs in retail, leisure, design, advanced manufacturing, and digital sectors. The careers hub will light the path to those opportunities for our young people."