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Prince's Trust team programme needs you!

25/01/2016

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit young people to take part in its free Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme.

“The 12-week programme is about helping young people discover their potential and giving them the confidence and self-belief to go for their dream job, educational course or training scheme."

Community Interest Company Team Leader, Joyce Underwood

The course, which starts on February 1 and runs for 12 weeks, will give local young people aged between 16-25 the opportunity to learn new skills and gain greater self-confidence and motivation.

The ‘Team’ programme enables young people to develop their communication, leadership and teamwork skills through outdoor activities and community-based projects.

Participants will benefit from two week’s work experience in a sector of their choice, be helped with job searches, producing a CV and improving interview techniques. They will also have the opportunity to progress their ability to drive with support in gaining their provisional licence, theory test and driving lessons.

At the end of the programme they will receive the nationally recognised Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.

Community Interest Company Team Leader, Joyce Underwood said: “The 12-week programme is about helping young people discover their potential and giving them the confidence and self-belief to go for their dream job, educational course or training scheme.

“It is also about making new friends, meeting new challenges and taking home some memorable experiences.”

Travel expenses are funded and the programme doesn’t affect participants’ entitlement to benefits, the Prince’s Trust will inform the job centre about the course.

Young people interested in taking part should contact Joyce Underwood at on 01785 898996 or 07971 893531 or email her on Joyce.underwood@staffordshirefire.gov.uk 

About The Prince’s Trust

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk / 0800 842 842 / facebook.com/princestrust / Twitter: @PrincesTrust