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Midlothian project is ready to shine

The Beadazzling supporters at the Volunteer Centre Midlothian

The Beadazzling supporters at the Volunteer Centre Midlothian

Preparations have begun to recruit a team of Midlothian young people to take part in the Beadazzling Get Ready for Retail project.

The initiative successfully secured £45,000 from the People’s Millions last year through a Midlothian-wide campaign to attract phone votes.

Beadazzling Get Ready for Retail is a year-long initiative to train 15-19 year olds in retail skills.

It aims to improve Midlothian’s poor record of school-leavers moving into long-term unemployment.

Last year we reported that the county had the worst record in Scotland for young people moving onto work, training or education.

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