THE mayor of Dudley, councillor Melvyn Mottram, and mayoress Michelle Mottram, visited Rethink Resources Ltd in Halesowen to show their support.

The firm started in June last year and offers recognised qualifications.

It has grown steadily over the last six months and works closely with Halesowen Job Centre, offering work experience placements as well as apprenticeships.

Cllr Mottram said: "It was nice to see there is an organisation like Rethink out there promoting opportunities for young people."

The company offers training in manufacturing, health and social care, hospitality and several other vocational courses, all of which play a role in the mayor’s key agenda of the training of young people in the Dudley Borough.