When I was 21 years old I was supported by the Prince’s Trust on the Team programme which really helped with my confidence and employability skills to gain employment. It was an incredible experience. Now I’m fortunate enough to work for them helping other young people in the same way. Here’s a little bit of information about the Trust and the kind of support they offer.
The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust 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 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.
Enterprise Programme – http://goo.gl/lqFy18
The Enterprise Programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business.
Team Programme – http://goo.gl/qXgwQt
The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
Get Started Programme – http://goo.gl/ixalV2
Get Started are short courses designed to help young people develop new skills, build confidence and have fun, helping them to move forwards in their lives.
Get Into Programme – http://goo.gl/8EzKeC
Get Into are short courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
Development Awards – http://goo.gl/gl8Z9s
Development Awards are small grants to enable young people to access education, training or work.
Fairbridge Programme – http://goo.gl/Uxfn2G
The Fairbridge Programme works with young people aged 13-25, giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.