News

20th December 2018

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

The Princes Trust has been working in partnership with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service since 1993 looking to break down barriers for young people not in education, employment or training aged 16-25. The Team Programme course is 12 weeks long and includes a residential trip, interview skills, work placements, team projects and challenges etc designed to improve confidence and self-esteem for the young people that attend the programme. The community project that Crewe’s current team completed was a renovation of a garden space at Autism Network, which the team planned, fundraised and created themselves and received a lot of thanks from the local community for their efforts. Around 85% of young people that complete the programme go onto gain employment or go back into training or education. The current team are due to complete their programme on Friday 21st December 2018.

 

Sarah McCreaddie, the Prince’s Trust Project Manager for Crewe has started recruiting the next team. This team starts on Monday 4th February 2019. If you are aged 16-25 and you feel that you may benefit from taking part in the programme, please get in touch with Sarah (contact details below) to arrange an interview. Sarah is looking to start the interview process for the Crewe team on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

In addition to new young people, the Prince’s Trust are always on the lookout for potential community projects in the local area and for work placement providers as both of these aspects of the course take up almost half of the programme’s time with the young people. If you have any ideas or knowledge of a project that the programme can get stuck into, please get in touch with Sarah. Prince’s Trust aim for the projects to last around 10 days with between 12 to 14 young people on each team and hope to have a lasting positive effect on the community. So anything from landscaping community gardens or refurbishing a local youth centre would be much appreciated. The community project for this particular programme would look to begin around Wednesday 27th February 2019.

The work placement part of the programme lasts for 2 weeks and simply provides young people with real working experience and hopefully a good reference so any work placement opportunities would be greatly appreciated. The work placement part of the programme would look to begin on Monday 25th March 2019.

If you have any questions or would like to know any more information please contact:

Sarah McCreaddie

Mobile: 07837 121 523

e-mail: sarah.mccreaddie@cheshirefire.gov.uk