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Young people receive prince's trust award

22/04/2016

The Prince’s Trust Team with Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant and Deputy Mayor of Stafford Lynne Bakker-Collier

A group of young people are celebrating after successfully completing a Prince’s Trust course, run by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“The young people have gained a whole host of experiences during their time with the Prince’s Trust. They have worked incredibly hard during these twelve weeks and will leave equipped with a variety of skills that will provide a firm foundation for their first steps onto the career ladder or into further education.”

Team Leader, Joyce Underwood

The group of 17 young people, aged between 16 and 25 have achieved The Prince’s Trust Certificate after taking part in the charity’s ‘Team’ programme.

The participants were presented with their awards by Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant during a ceremony at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services Headquarters in Stone yesterday (April 21).

The 12-week Team programme helps unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence they need to get into work or training.

During the course the participants have completed a residential programme, six fundraising challenges, two community projects, a two week work placement programme and three team challenges.

Team Leader,Joyce Underwood said: “The young people have gained a whole host of experiences during their time with the Prince’s Trust. They have worked incredibly hard during these twelve weeks and will leave equipped with a variety of skills that will provide a firm foundation for their first steps onto the career ladder or into further education.”

The next Prince’s Trust course starts on May 31. For more information email princes.trust@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or ring or text Joyce Underwood on:  07967573531. Further information is also available online at http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/princes-trust.asp