A unique recruitment and training app was officially launched at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre in Aston.

The smartphone app, called B1, is a joint initiative between Birmingham Post parent company Trinity Mirror and Birmingham City Council, aimed at the city’s youth population.

B1 allows job-seekers to create their own profiles, tailor relevant job searches, communicate with potential employers and manage interviews through its diary.

Coun Penny Holbrook, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, welcomed guests to the launch event before Andy George, of Trinity Mirror, gave a presentation on the app’s functionality.

To download the free app on IOS devices search B1 in the app store . An android version will be released before the end of March.