Students as young as 14 are working on the logistics of their future careers at schools in Knowsley.
A group of 14 students from Halewood Academy and All Saints High School in Kirkby have been given the chance to study towards industry recognised qualifications and put themselves in the running for an apprenticeship with a leading logistics company.
Over the next academic year, the Year 10 students will take extended studies to work towards the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Level 1 and Level 2 Logistics Course.
The prestigious qualifications are recognised by the logistics industry for their quality, and will put the students in the driving seat when it comes to a future career in transport planning, delivery or storage of goods.
The successful students won their place on the course after an open day which was was hosted by All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby, in March. All the students who wanted to be considered for the programme had to submit an application to Langdons and were interviewed in May 2013.
Each of the students who were successful will receive 160hrs of teaching time and will also benefit from work experience placements, some of which might even be paid positions during the school holidays, gaining relevant experience and valuable employability skills.
Cllr Graham Wright said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for these students, who have expressed an interest in a career in logistics, to study for relevant industry qualifications alongside their GCSE studies.
"Those students who have been accepted on the course have already shown a great deal of enthusiasm and motivation and I am sure that with the extra incentive of an apprenticeship with a leading logistics company up for grabs, they will all be keen to impress."
Pictured: Students Stephen Pointon, James Robinson, Ryan McCarthy, James Higham and Lewis Pryor, who are on the logistics training course, with trainer Kim Harrell from Langdons.