A new scheme to get young people into work has been launched this week by Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have teamed up with ticketing company StubHub to found the Tottenham Hotspur Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme, which aims to provide 16-24 year olds from across North London with the skills and experience needed to secure work.

StubHub have provided Tottenham with a £50,000 grant, which will fund the two-year programme.

Spurs say 100 people with be recruited in the two years for a 12-week placement, which will include a mixture of hands-on work experience at the Club’s community projects and classroom training.

This will include writing personal statements, building a CV and interview techniques.

They say participants will continue to receive one-to-one mentoring support from the Club until a suitable apprenticeship, training or job has been secured.

Grant Cornwell MBE, CEO of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be adding the Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme to our portfolio of projects which are driving employment and training opportunities for our community. Through projects like this and the support of partners such as the StubHub Foundation, we are able to ensure those living on our doorstep get the right kind of support they need to find a job.”