Three young people have gained employment as a direct result of experience gained on the Prince’s Trust 12-week development programme run in Northamptonshire by Tresham College. Others on the programme have progressed into further training and education.
Prince’s Trust courses are run across The Bedford College Group at Bedford, Kettering, Northampton North and Northampton South and Wellingborough. Young people sign up directly or via a partnership organisation recommendation, such as the JobCentre Plus, and undertake a life-changing 12-week course as volunteers which helps them move on in education or employment
The Northampton North Team 68, saw volunteers improving their literacy and numeracy, building their confidence and team skills, and undertaking mock job interviews and work placements with RICOH, SCOPE, Northampton County Centre, Barnardo’s and The Salvation Army.
The finale of the 12 weeks was a presentation to family and supporters at the Abington Avenue United Reform Church in Northampton, where participants in the programme had helped repair railings as part of their community project. Two members could not attend as they were at their new jobs and a third accepted employment within The Bedford College Group.
Cheryl Needham, Head of Adult and Community Learning at The Bedford College Group, pictured front right said:
“Tresham College is very proud of its continued involvement with the Prince’s Trust. It is a pleasure to see the progress made by all the team.”
Becky Dalton, Registered Manager at Park Avenue care home said: “We have noticed such a change in one of our young men since he’s been working with the Prince’s Trust Northamptonshire Team. He said to me the other say: “The Prince’s Trust has totally changed me”, after he made a positive decision. It has given him structure and life skills.”
If your organisation could offer work experience for volunteers taking part in the Prince’s Trust programme, contact Cheryl Needham, Head of Adult and Community Learning by emailing email@example.com