Emergency services recruiting for life changing Prince’s Trust course

Fire and police in South Yorkshire are teaming up to deliver the UK’s first ever Princes Trust course to be jointly run by the two 999 services.

The two emergency services are calling on young people to sign up for the Princes Trust Team Programme, with two courses running in the county this autumn.

Team Programme is a 12 week personal development course for unemployed 16 to 25 year olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

Individuals will gain new skills and qualifications, mix with new people and make new friends, get help with job-hunting and CV writing and most importantly a big boost to their confidence and a real sense of achievement.

This year the Princes Trust celebrates 40 years and we are proud to be continuing to support this work through the Team Programme.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Team Leader John Daley said; “The fire service has previously held Team Programmes which have been huge successes, but this will be our first joint Programme with the police. We are really excited by the prospect of the joint course and what we will now be able to deliver to the young people taking part. The course will include team building exercises, work placements, CV writing and loads more, which will give them a real sense of purpose and achievement.”

South Yorkshire Police Deputy Team Leader Paul Hamshaw said; “We are really excited to be working on this programme jointly with the fire service. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people who are out of education or employment to come and learn new skills, meet new friends, take part in an action packed residential trip and gain work experience, all completely free.

“This is a unique programme, during which you can gain an insight into the police and fire services. If you’re not completely sure if this is for you, give us a call and we can talk to you about what is expected – you won’t be disappointed with the programme.”

Devon Hazeldine, member of a previous SYFR Team Programme  and now working  as a volunteer and mentor on the Prince’s Trust Programme said; “This course has enabled me to build my confidence and gain new experiences. I have really enjoyed my time and would say to anybody who wants to learn about themselves, their community and get ahead in life the Prince’s Trust Team programme is worth getting on.”

To be part of the Team Programme or for further details contact John Daley on 07769 887249 or princestrust@syfire.gov.uk.

This content was last updated on September 09th, 2016