A WIRRAL firm has joined forces with Pensby High School in a Government-backed scheme to provide students with greater employment, business and career support.

Revolution Four, led by Nik Ellis and Justine McLaughlin, will now work with the schools' senior leadership team as part of the Enterprise Adviser network created by The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Nik said: "After many months of informal collaboration, we have now agreed an official partnership with Pensby High School.

"We have seen huge potential with its intake of bright and enthusiastic students and we are keen to take the partnership to the next level.

"Being an active part of our community and giving back are central to our ethos. Our mission is to ensure our students are as knowledgeable as possible about their options to enter the world of work, so they can make informed decisions to suit their individual aspirations.

"A large part of our focus will now involve developing effective employer engagement strategies which can be embedded in the curriculum."

Justine said: "We are already seeing a shift in the type of jobs available in the marketplace, moving away from more traditional roles.

"This will only become more pronounced in years to come with greater focus on automation, robotics and AI.

"We feel the onus is on today's working generation to educate younger students about where key opportunities lie in the future, including areas like STEM education programmes focusing on science and technology.

"In order to provide the best future for our local youngsters we need to direct them towards the brightest, most vibrant and sustainable careers.

"However, we must educate and encourage our local talent to seize the opportunities which are here on the doorstep.”

Welcoming the partnership news, Sally Beevers, careers hub lead for the City Region said: "Young people are our future, so it is vitally important we inspire and support them to successfully enter the workplace and I'm delighted to welcome Nick and Justine to our team of Enterprise Advisors."