Prince’s Trust Team Programme – NOW RECRUITING!
We are now recruiting for our next Prince’s Trust Team programmes in Beeston & Basford. Please see below for more details. We have also attached a recruitment poster. Please feel free to share this email with colleagues, young people, members of the public,
or anyone who you feel may be interested.
When does the next team start? – The next team starts in
Beeston on Monday 17th September 2018 and Basford on 24th September 2018, and runs for 12 weeks.
Who is the programme for? – The programme is for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 25.
How much does it cost? –
Nothing – the programme is free of charge and we can even pay for public transport costs.
What will young people gain on the programme? – We work on skills which are useful for the workplace, including team building, problem solving, leadership skills, communication skills, and
organisation skills. We also support young people to build their confidence and self-esteem, and to overcome any problems which they may face.
How do I make a referral to the team programme? – Please contact me, Tracey Avery, Team Support Officer, on 07967 690741, or email
Beeston Team – We are holding an
Open Day on Thursday 13th September at our Team Room, Highfields Fire Station, Hassocks Lane, Beeston, NG9 2GQ.
Basford Team – We are holding an
Open Day on Thursday 20th September at our Team Room, Prince’s Trust House, (next door to Stockhill Fire Station), Stockhill Lane, Basford, NG6 0LG.
You may also like to find out more on our website:
If you require any further information, or would like one of my colleagues to come and speak to any members of staff or interested young people, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is proud to have been delivering the Prince’s Trust Team programme for over 15 years & has run around 150 teams in Nottinghamshire. We work with those not in employment, education or training through our twelve week Team programme which aims to develop the skills & confidence to allow the individual to enter into the world of work or education.
The programme includes a four day residential segment, where outdoor activities (climbing/abseiling etc) are used to challenge the young people,
promote teamwork and provide new experiences to test team members in new ways.
We are always looking for community projects to complete. The team carry out fundraising activities such as charity bag packs & car washes,
& seek donations from local organisations. They then go on to plan & complete a 2-week community project. Community projects such as renovating local outdoor spaces and facilities such as schools, community centres or care homes provide the young people with the opportunity to gain skills & experience of fundraising, dealing with members of the public & planning a project. Furthermore, it also instils a sense of pride in the young people and promotes respect for their community. This is further developed later on in the programme when the team will work with various groups in the community. These activities allow them to work with those that are disadvantaged in some way, a recent example of this was providing assistance in preparing food bank bags for collection by the homeless community. These are included to give an understanding of work ethic, and of others within our communities, along with the opportunity to develop skills that can be included on their CV.
The programme is designed in a structured way to allow young people to develop skills throughout their time on the programme. It also includes
assistance and coaching with employability, including CV writing and interview techniques.
A two week work placement within their chosen career is included in the course. Work placements are designed to provide our young people with
the skills & experience that they may be lacking on their CV & provides them with an opportunity to gain a reference from an employer. One of the team members from the last Stockhill team has gained full time employment as a result of his work placement.
Following successful completion of the course candidates will have achieved either an entry level 3, level 1 or level 2 qualification as a result of on-going coursework throughout the 12 week programme. All of those that complete the programme report an increased level of confidence. An average of 3 out of every 4 young people go into employment, education, training or volunteering with 12 months
of completing the programme. Furthermore, the local community has benefitted from the completion of the community project & local community groups have benefitted from our engagement with them & their service users.
We are always looking for potential community projects to carry out. I have attached some promotional material that we distribute when recruiting team members. I have also attached a poster regarding community projects.
Team Support Officer
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service
Creating Safer Communities