Life-changing course for young people

Princes Trust Team Programme
Princes Trust Team Programme

Young people taking the next step in their life are being invited to sign up for a life-changing personal development course.

The Prince’s Trust team programme - run locally by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue - offers people aged 16 to 25 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop the skills essential for success.

Team members are taken on a 12-week personal development programme involving action-packed outdoor activities like caving and climbing, as well as team challenges, community work, a job placement, and careers guidance.

The programme will not affect entitlement to Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Kim Jones from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the programme was a great opportunity for young people gains skills and have fun.

“The Prince’s Trust team programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to develop skills, as well as get work experience and qualifications,” she said.

“Around 70 per cent of those who take part go on to make great achievements in work and education. And it’s great fun.”

The course is designed to boost young people’s confidence and motivation, help them uncover hidden talents and develop skills that are crucial to the world of work.

Many of the participants often come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the course helps them to turn their lives around.

Almost three-quarters of the people who take part go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing the fun and challenging course.

Dates for 2014 have been revealed, with eight courses available at different times and locations throughout the year.

Places are currently available in Gainsborough, Lincoln, Sleaford, Skegness, Grantham and Boston.

The programmes starts in Lincoln on 13th January and 19th May and in Gainsborough on 5th May.

The dates for another four courses around the county starting in September are set to be released shortly.

For more details about the team programme, including how to apply for a place on one of the courses, visit the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue website at

Alternatively, call the Youth Engagement Team at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue on 01522 582285.