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rust Team Programme
Well Done Team
Young volunteers from the Prince’s Trust Team programme run by our Service have been praised for their work by MP Stephen Twigg.
The young people from the Prince’s Trust Academy Team 21, completed the 12-week programme at the Training and Development Academy in Croxteth.
A special ceremony was held at our Service Headquarters in Bootle at the end of the course, where the young people each gave a presentation to guests about their experience of the programme.
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is aimed at young people who are not in education or employment. It develops their skills to increase their employment opportunities.
As well as completing a community project, the young people undertake a week-long residential stay and two weeks of work experience during the programme.
West Derby MP Stephen Twigg, who was among the honoured guests at the presentation eventing, said: “I’m hugely impressed with the young people who have been on the programme and their presentations.
“I think the Prince’s Trust does a fantastic job and I’m delighted that the Fire and Rescue Service in Merseyside and those in other parts of the country work in partnership with the Prince’s Trust to deliver this brilliant programme.
“I would like to see more opportunities for a wider group of young people to take part in programmes like this.
“This was a very impressive evening.”
During the presentation the young people talked about the difference the Prince’s Trust Team programme has made to their lives, including building their confidence, offering work experience and giving them an idea of the career they would like to pursue.
Diane Dunne, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, said: “We are very proud of the team and all their hard work throughout the programme.
“They really came together, supported each other and worked as a team. It was great to see their confidence build over the 12 weeks and to see the hopes they now have for the future.”
Award For Team Programme
Our Service’s Prince’s Trust Team programme has been presented with the Delivery Partner Award for the North West from the Prince’s Trust.
The Service along with St Helens College were recognised for their outstanding work with young people across Merseyside.
The Prince's Trust Team Programme is a 12-week course run at fire stations across Merseyside for young people aged 16 to 25-years-old who are not in employment or education. It is aimed at developing young people's skills to strengthen their job prospects. During the course they complete a week- long residential stay, a four-week community project and two weeks of work experience.
Teams of young people on the course also raise money for the community project which they complete during the 12- week course.
Tony Canavan, Youth Co-ordinator who manages the Prince’s Trust Team programme for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, said: “We have a brilliant staff team who are very dedicated and work hard throughout the year helping young people to give them the best support for their future.”
Paul Kilham from the Prince’s Trust presented the award at a presentation evening for Bootle and Netherton Prince’s Trust Team 28 on July 30 at our Service headquarters in Bridle Road, Bootle.
Paul said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service has been a partner with the Prince’s Trust for 13 years and they have produced excellent results.
“Of those who complete the course, 90% go on to positive outcomes including employment and further education. These results do not happen by chance and this programme changes lives for the better, making a huge difference to communities in Merseyside and helping young people to a brighter future.”
Paul Kilham, second from right, pictured with DCFO Phil Garrigan and young people from Prince’s Trust Programme Team 28 and members of the youth engagement team.
Young people from the Prince’s Trust Academy Team 21, pictured with guests at the presentation evening including MP Stephen Twigg, MF&RS Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan and representatives from the Prince’s Trust.

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