The company responsible for improving the city’s roads have joined forces with Birmingham City Council’s Youth Service and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to improve prospects for young people living across Birmingham.

The three organisations have created a new partnership to employ a dedicated Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award development worker, who will encourage disadvantaged young people from across the city to take part in the DofE

Starting in Ladywood, one of the most deprived wards in the UK, young people are being offered a chance to complete a DofE award which will improve young people’s self-esteem and career prospects.

Wendy Smith, the new development worker funded by Amey, said: “I’m really excited about being involved in the project. Young people will now benefit from having more access to the fantastic opportunities that DofE provides and achieve their own personal goals.”

DofE Manager Tony Cluxton added: “Birmingham is a great city to live, work and grow up in. This partnership will enable us to reach many more young people across our diverse communities."