Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Prince's Trust Programme

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.

Teams currently operate from Bootle and Netherton Community Fire Station, Huyton Community Fire Station, Toxteth Community Fire Station on the site of the Toxteth Fire Fit Hub, and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service's Training and Development Academy.

If you're unemployed, de-motivated and uncertain of your future, then Prince's Trust Team Programme could be for you.

You will, among other things:

  •  Be part of a team of 12 to 15 people for 12 weeks.

  •  Take on community projects of your choosing.

  •  Have an action-packed residential week.

  •  Gain a placement for work experience.

  •  Gain First Aid awareness.

  •  Spread values about citizenship.

What's in it for me?

  •  Practical and social skills.

  •  Set and achieve new goals.

  •  Career advice, job search, CV and interview techniques.

  •  The chance to make a difference in your community

  •  A nationally recognised qualification.

  •  Improve employability or progression into education or training.

By working with other organisations such as Prince's Trust, we can unlock young peoples' potential and improve their confidence, motivation, skills and job prospects. The course has seen unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.

We want to help young people to get their lives working by giving them the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence they need to move on, and have fun in the process.

For further details please contact:

Prince's Trust Team Co-ordinator
Tony Canavan
Tel: 07837 655627
Email: tonycanavan@merseyfire.gov.uk

Information on the course and the Prince's Trust

Upcoming Prince's Trust Team Programme course dates

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