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Young people can apply now for a place on a pioneering project

23/12/2014

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Young unemployed people who want to take their first steps towards a successful career are being urged to apply for a place on a pioneering project.

"Following on from the success of our first course, we are now taking applications for the next round which will start in February. The young people who took part in the initial course found it to be a really positive experience and were able to gain a host of new skills that they will be able to use when they enter the workforce." 

James Hettihewa-Young - the Service’s Programme Manager for the Prince’s Trust

Young unemployed people who want to take their first steps towards a successful career are being urged to apply for a place on a pioneering project.

Safer Communities CIC, in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and The Prince’s Trust, is now recruiting for the next ‘Team Programme’.

The three-month course is aimed at 16-25-year-olds who are unemployed. It aims to give them the skills and confidence they need to get into work or training.

There are 15 places available on the full-time programme, which will start on February 2 and will run from Stafford Fire Station, Hydrant Way.

During the course, young people will take part in a residential week away, complete a two-week work placement and get involved in a project to help their local community.

The young people will be able to achieve The Prince’s Trust Certificate or Award in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.

Participants on the course in Stafford will also be helped to apply for their provisional driving licence, have the chance to sit their theory test at the Service’s headquarters and take part in a driver training programme. This is unique to people on the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service course.

James Hettihewa-Young, the Service’s Programme Manager for the Prince’s Trust, said: "Following on from the success of our first course, we are now taking applications for the next round which will start in February. The young people who took part in the initial course found it to be a really positive experience and were able to gain a host of new skills that they will be able to use when they enter the workforce.

"Competition to gain employment is very tough which is why we are keen to support young people in having the best possible chance to secure a job and a brighter future for themselves. The aim of the course is to give people the opportunity to gain qualifications, experience a working routine and boost their confidence and social skills."

To apply for a place on the course visit http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/princes-trust.asp