Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, joined MPs and ambassadors of the Prince's Trust to celebrate the charity's 40th anniversary.
The Prince’s Trust supports young people into employment, education or training. The charity has helped more than 825,000 young people in the last 40 years and supports 100 more each day.
More than 100 guests attended a parliamentary reception to celebrate the landmark anniversary where Matt Hancock spoke about the challenges faced by young people now and in the past 40 years.
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock said:
I’m delighted to recognise the invaluable work of the Prince’s Trust in supporting disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. There is much to be learnt and celebrated in how they are helping to change young people’s lives and futures.
The government is committed to ending long-term youth unemployment and building a country for workers, where nobody is defined by birth and everyone can achieve their potential.
We are tackling that challenge head on. Earlier this month we announced how we are opening up 200,000 apprenticeships within the public sector by 2020, of which over 30,000 will be in the Civil Service, and this is just the start.