If you're a 16-25 year old who isn't currently in employment or education and are looking for new opportunities and experiences, the Prince's Trust Teams Programme could be perfect for you!
Prince’s Trust programmes help young people develop the personal skills, qualities and attitudes that employers look for within a range of working sectors.
Week 1: Introduction
Learn new skills, set personal targets and goals and choose a two week work placement.
Week 2: Residential
Enjoy a week away from home living independently whilst taking part in fun activities such as rock climbing, canoeing and mountain biking.
Weeks 3-6: Community Project
Choose a project, fundraise and then complete a project that can have an impact in our local communities.
Weeks 7-8: Work Placement
Get work experience in a placement of your choosing, learn new skills and meet new contacts. Gain a valuable reference for future employment.
Week 9: Next Steps
Make a decision on your future. Complete applications for jobs or education, take part in mock interviews and make yourself more employable.
Weeks 10-11: Team Challenge
You and your Team will be challenged to help the community. Whether it is playing bingo at an elderly home or going to a nursery to do arts and crafts, you'll be giving back into the community.
Week 12: Presentation
Invite your family and friends along to show them all that you've achieved over the last 12 weeks.
No specific qualifications are required to do this course. You'll just need a reference.
You'll have access to work experience within lots of different sectors, and the Trust will help you organise this.
Opportunities exist within sporting organisations, retail, childcare, animal welfare, care for the elderly and health clubs, for example.
There are a variety of progression pathways that young people can decide upon following completion of "Team". Some become involved in volunteering e.g. within the Prince's Trust Teams, some gain employment with the employers where they completed their 2 week work experience during the 12-week Princes Trust programme; some go back to mainstream education e.g. Childcare and Sport where they continue their education and progress to Higher Education.
You will be well supported to plan a progression path when you are on the Teams programme, and our dedicated and experienced staff provide many options