Give your life a kick-start!

Former Prince's Trust team members taking part in the course residential

Are you or someone you know
16 – 25 years old and looking for an exciting opportunity to gain new skills and experience? Cleveland Fire Brigade can help as its next free Prince’s Trust Team Programme begins on Monday 23 January 2012 in the Redcar and Cleveland area.

This full-time, 12 week programme offers the opportunity to meet new friends and work together to carry out a range of tasks which will benefit local communities. Team members who complete the course successfully will gain a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills which is a nationally recognised qualification.

The programme consists of a one-week residential team building exercise, carrying out a community project, a work placement and a team challenge. Other support is also offered, including help with CVs, job searching and identifying opportunities for progression such as apprenticeships.

Abby Burton, Prince’s Trust Team Leader with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said “This programme will help young people plan their futures – in many cases it has changed lives! If you are up to the challenge, or you know someone who is, contact me to express your interest on 01642 777650, 07872 841132 or email aburton@clevelandfire.gov.uk with your name, address and date of birth. There are only 15 places available on the programme, so don’t hesitate.

“A taster day is being held on Wednesday 18 January so those who express their interest before then can come along and experience what the course has to offer.”

Nationally, 70% of unemployed young adults who successfully complete this programme go on to a job, education or training within three months. They also build self-esteem, confidence and motivation to achieve such results.

As well as achieving a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills, there are opportunities to add various other additions to CV’s such as Fire Awareness, Emergency First Aid, as well as Fire Brigade short course in Money Management and IOSH Working Safely.

Young people who claim benefits are usually able to continue claiming whilst taking part in the Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

Remember to contact Abby on 01642 777650, 07872 841132 or email aburton@clevelandfire.gov.uk with your name, address and date of birth as soon as possible as there are only 15 places on the programme.