A NEW scheme has been launched to encourage young people to take up careers in adult social care.
The initiative, the first pilot bursary scheme in England, has been launched by Huddersfield New College and Kirklees Adult Social Services.
Eight students began work in December on the social service scheme, which has taken 18 months to prepare.
It aims to offer an exciting and unique opportunity for students to be involved in caring for adults in the real world.
It is hoped the course will give them an experience which they can use in future careers in health and social care fields.
The course was created by Kirklees adult social service managers and Huddersfield New College health and social care tutors.
Clr Molly Walton, cabinet member for adult services, said:
“It’s vital that we recruit young people into this area of work so that we can prepare our workforce for the future”.